Journals / CMC / Vol.13, No.1
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    Experimental and Numerical Study of Micro Deep Drawing of Copper Single Crystal

    XL Geng1, KS Zhang2, YQ Guo1, L Qin1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.13, No.1, pp. 1-16, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2009.013.001
    Abstract One of the problems in a micro-forming process is the grain size effect, which means the formed part consists of a single grain or several grains sometimes, so the material shows anisotropic or heterogeneous. Under these conditions, a conventional method, which based on the isotropic and homogeneous material hypothesis, is not suitable. In this paper, Experimental investigations into micro deep drawing of the copper single crystal were carried out and the pattern of the micro-cup and the drawing force were observed. Using crystal plasticity theory, a user material subroutine (VUMAT) was built and linked to ABAQUS, and the micro deep… More >


    A Phenomenological Model for Desorption in Polymers

    J.A.Ferreira1,2, P. de Oliveira2, P. da Silva3, D. M. G. Comissiong4
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.13, No.1, pp. 17-48, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2009.013.017
    Abstract A phenomenological formulation is adopted to investigate desorption in polymers. The speed of the front is studied and the well-posedness of the general model is analyzed. Numerical simulations illustrating the dynamics of the desorption process described by the proposed model are included. More >


    Heat Transfer in Composite Beams using Combined Cellular Automaton and Fibre Model

    W.F.Yuan1, K.H.Tan 1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.13, No.1, pp. 49-62, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2009.013.049
    Abstract A simple cellular automaton (CA) scheme is proposed to simulate heat conduction in anisotropic domains. The CA is built on random nodes rather than an irregular grid. The local rule used in the CA is defined by physical concepts instead of differential equations. The accuracy of the proposed approach is verified by classical examples. As an application of the proposed method, the CA approach is incorporated into fibre model which is widely used in finite element analysis to calculate the temperature distribution on the cross-section of composite beams. Numerical examples demonstrate that the proposed scheme can be conveniently applied to… More >


    Electric Field Gradient Theory with Surface Effect for Nano-Dielectrics

    Shuling Hu1, Shengping Shen1,2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.13, No.1, pp. 63-88, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2009.013.063
    Abstract The electric field gradient effect is very strong for nanoscale dielectrics. In addition, neither the surface effect nor electrostatic force can be ignored. In this paper, the electric Gibbs free energy variational principle for nanosized dielectrics is established with the strain/electric field gradient effects, as well as the effects of surface and electrostatic force. As regards the surface effects both the surface stress and surface polarization are considered. From this variational principle, the governing equations and the generalized electromechanical Young-Laplace equations, which take into account the effects of strain/electric field gradient, surface and electrostatic force, are derived. The generalized bulk… More >

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