Journals / CMC / Vol.17, No.3
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    In-plane Crushing Analysis of Cellular Materials Using Vector Form Intrinsic Finite Element

    T.Y. Wu1, W.C. Tsai2, J.J. Lee2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.17, No.3, pp. 175-214, 2010, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2010.017.175
    Abstract The crushing of cellular materials is a highly nonlinear problem, for which geometrical, material, and contact/impact must be treated in one analysis. In order to develop a framework able to solve it efficiently and accurately, in this paper procedures for in-plane crushing analysis of cellular materials using vector form intrinsic finite element (VFIFE) is performed. A beam element of VFIFE is employed to handle large rotation and large deflection in the cell walls. An elastic-plastic material model with mixed hardening rule is adopted to account for material nonlinearity. In addition, an efficient contact/impact algorithm is designed to treat the complex… More >


    Nanostiffening in Polymeric Nanocomposites

    J. Wang1, D. C. C. Lam2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.17, No.3, pp. 215-232, 2010, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2010.017.215
    Abstract Selected elastic moduli of nanocomposites are higher than the elastic moduli of microcomposites. Molecular immobilization and crystallization at the interfaces had been proposed as potential causes, but studies suggested that these effects are minor and cannot be used to explain the magnitude observed in nanocomposites with >3nm particles. Alternately, molecular simulation of polymer deformation showed that rotation gradients can lead to additional molecular rotations and stiffen the matrix. The stiffening is characterized by the nanostiffening material parameter, l2. In this investigation, an analytical expression for nanostiffening in nanocomposites was developed using finite element analysis. The nanostiffening in nanocomposites was determined… More >


    Stable Boundary and Internal Data Reconstruction in Two-Dimensional Anisotropic Heat Conduction Cauchy Problems Using Relaxation Procedures for an Iterative MFS Algorithm

    Liviu Marin1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.17, No.3, pp. 233-274, 2010, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2010.017.233
    Abstract We investigate two algorithms involving the relaxation of either the given boundary temperatures (Dirichlet data) or the prescribed normal heat fluxes (Neumann data) on the over-specified boundary in the case of the iterative algorithm of Kozlov91 applied to Cauchy problems for two-dimensional steady-state anisotropic heat conduction (the Laplace-Beltrami equation). The two mixed, well-posed and direct problems corresponding to every iteration of the numerical procedure are solved using the method of fundamental solutions (MFS), in conjunction with the Tikhonov regularization method. For each direct problem considered, the optimal value of the regularization parameter is chosen according to the generalized cross-validation (GCV)… More >


    On Solving the Direct/Inverse Cauchy Problems of Laplace Equation in a Multiply Connected Domain, Using the Generalized Multiple-Source-Point Boundary-Collocation Trefftz Method &Characteristic Lengths

    Weichung Yeih1, Chein-Shan Liu2, Chung-Lun Kuo3, Satya N. Atluri4
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.17, No.3, pp. 275-302, 2010, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2010.017.275
    Abstract In this paper, a multiple-source-point boundary-collocation Trefftz method, with characteristic lengths being introduced in the basis functions, is proposed to solve the direct, as well as inverse Cauchy problems of the Laplace equation for a multiply connected domain. When a multiply connected domain with genus p (p>1) is considered, the conventional Trefftz method (T-Trefftz method) will fail since it allows only one source point, but the representation of solution using only one source point is impossible. We propose to relax this constraint by allowing many source points in the formulation. To set up a complete set of basis functions, we… More >

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