Journals / CMC / Vol.20, No.2
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  • ARTICLE

    Numerical Simulations on Piezoresistivity of CNT/Polymer Based Nanocomposites

    Alamusi1, Y.L. Liu1, N. Hu1,2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.20, No.2, pp. 101-118, 2010, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2010.020.101
    Abstract In this work, we propose a 3 dimensional (3D) numerical model to predict the piezoresistivity behaviors of a nanocomposite material made from an insulating polymer filled by carbon nanotubes (CNTs). This material is very hopeful for its application in highly sensitive strain sensor by measuring its piezoresistivity, i.e., the ratio of resistance change versus applied strain. In this numerical approach, a 3D resistor network model is firstly proposed to predict the electrical conductivity of the nanocomposite with a large amount of randomly dispersed CNTs under the zero strain state. By focusing on the fact that the piezoresistivity of the nanocomposite… More >

  • ARTICLE

    Parameter Identification Method of Large Macro-Micro Coupled Constitutive Models Based on Identifiability Analysis

    Jie Qu1,2, Bingye Xu3, Quanlin Jin4
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.20, No.2, pp. 119-158, 2010, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2010.020.119
    Abstract Large and complex macro-micro coupled constitutive models, which describe metal flow and microstructure evolution during metal forming, are sometimes overparameterized with respect to given sets of experimental datum. This results in poorly identifiable or non-identifiable model parameters. In this paper, a systemic parameter identification method for the large macro-micro coupled constitutive models is proposed. This method is based on the global and local identifiability analysis, in which two identifiability measures are adopted. The first measure accounts for the sensitivity of model results with respect to single parameters, and the second measure accounts for the degree of near-linear dependence of sensitivity… More >

  • ARTICLE

    Linear Matching Method for Design Limits in Plasticity

    Haofeng Chen1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.20, No.2, pp. 159-184, 2010, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2010.020.159
    Abstract In this paper a state-of-the-art numerical method is discussed for the evaluation of the shakedown and ratchet limits for an elastic-perfectly plastic body subjected to cyclic thermal and mechanical load history. The limit load or collapse load, i.e. the load carrying capacity, is also determined as a special case of shakedown analysis. These design limits in plasticity have been solved by characterizing the steady cyclic state using a general cyclic minimum theorem. For a prescribed class of kinematically admissible inelastic strain rate histories, the minimum of the functional for these design limits are found by a programming method, the Linear… More >

  • ARTICLE

    Experimental and Numerical Investigation on the Size of Damage Process Zone of a Concrete Specimen under Mixed-Mode Loading Conditions

    X.P. Shen1, J.L. Feng2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.20, No.2, pp. 185-204, 2010, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2010.020.185
    Abstract The characteristic length of a gradient-dependent damage model is a key parameter, which is usually regarded as the length of damage process zone (DPZ). Value and evolution of the size of DPZ were investigated by both a numerical method and an experimental manner. In the numerical study, the geometrical model adopted was a set of four-point shearing beams; the numerical tool used was the Abaqus/Explicit software. The distance between the front and end of a complete DPZ was obtained. Values of strain components at these points were given out at given time points. The experimental study of the evolution process… More >

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