Journals / CMC / Vol.16, No.1
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  • ARTICLE

    Pressure-Force Transformation for Transient Wear Simulation in Two-Dimensional Sliding Contacts

    Chen Y J1,2, Huber N2,3
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.16, No.1, pp. 1-24, 2010, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2010.016.001
    Abstract An efficient wear integration algorithm is crucial for the simulation of wear in complex transient contact situations. By rewriting Archard's wear law for two dimensional problems, the wear integration can be replaced by the total contact force. This avoids highly resolved simulations in time and space, so that the proposed method allows a significant acceleration of wear simulations. All quantities, including the average contact velocity, slip rate and total contact force, which are required for the pressure-force transformation, can be determined from geometric and motion analysis, or alternatively, from Finite Element simulations. The proposed CForce method has been implemented into… More >

  • ARTICLE

    Invariant Based Transversely-Isotropic Material and Failure Model for Fiber-Reinforced Polymers

    M. Vogler1, G. Ernst1, R. Rolfes1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.16, No.1, pp. 25-50, 2010, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2010.016.025
    Abstract In this article, a constitutive formulation of a transversely-isotropic material and failure model for fiber-reinforced polymers is presented comprising pre-failure material nonlinearities, a novel invariant based quadratic failure criterion (IQC) as well as post failure material softening. The failure surface of the IQ criterion is assumed to take the influence of triaxiality on fracture into account. Further, a distinction between fiber failure and inter-fiber failure is conducted. Material softening is governed by a fracture energy formulation and the introduction of an internal length. The constitutive model is implemented into a programming user interface of the commercial finite element program Abaqus.… More >

  • ARTICLE

    Model of Random Spatial Packing of Rigid Spheres with Controlled Macroscopic Homogenity

    J. Zidek1 , J. Kucera1, J. Jancar1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.16, No.1, pp. 51-74, 2010, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2010.016.051
    Abstract It has been shown that in particulate filled composites, a cross-property relationship exists between various transport properties (e.g., electrical conductivity, mechanical reinforcement, gas permeation) of a macroscale composite. Thus, knowledge of the effective mechanical properties of a composite immediately places bounds on its electrical conductivity or gas permeation behavior. Using these bounds allows us to predict the phase dispersion state that optimizes one or multiple properties of the composite and, thus, the knowledge of how spatial arrangement of filler particles at their given content affects physical properties of the composite can be valuable. In this paper, a new numerical model… More >

  • ARTICLE

    Evaluation of the Toupin-Mindlin Theory for Predicting the Size Effects in the Buckling of the Carbon Nanotubes

    Veturia Chiroiu1, Ligia Munteanu1, Pier Paolo Delsanto2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.16, No.1, pp. 75-100, 2010, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2010.016.075
    Abstract Conventional continuum theories are unable to capture the observed indentation size effects, due to the lack of intrinsic length scales that represent the measures of nanostructure in the constitutive relations. In order to overcome this deficiency, the Toupin-Mindlin strain gradient theory of nanoindentation is formulated in this paper and the size dependence of the hardness with respect to the depth and the radius of the indenter for multiple walled carbon nanotubes is investigated. Results show a peculiar size influence on the hardness, which is explained via the shear resistance between the neighboring walls during the buckling of the multiwalled nanotubes. More >

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