Journals / CMC / Vol.21, No.2
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    A Fictitious Time Integration Method for Multi-Dimensional Backward Wave Problems

    Chih-Wen Chang1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.21, No.2, pp. 87-106, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.021.087
    Abstract We address a new numerical approach to deal with these multi-dimensional backward wave problems (BWPs) in this study. A fictitious time τ is utilized to transform the dependent variable u(x, y, z, t) into a new one by (1+τ)u(x, y, z, t)=: v(x, y, z, t, τ), such that the original wave equation is written as a new hyperbolic type partial differential equation in the space of (x, y, z, t, τ). Besides, a fictitious viscous damping coefficient can be employed to strengthen the stability of numerical integration of the discretized equations by using a group preserving scheme. Several numerical… More >


    Study on Shear Test of New Style Automotive Structural Adhesive using Digital Image Correlation Method

    Bin Li1, Guo-biao Yang1, Qi-rong Zhu2, Fan Ni2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.21, No.2, pp. 107-118, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.021.107
    Abstract In this paper, digital image correlation method (DICM) is employed to measure the shear behavior of the spot welding specimens and the ones using adhesive under quasi-static lap shear testing. The images of the specimens' surfaces are captured in real-time by CCD and corresponding computer system. DICM is subsequently used to obtained strain by correlating the images captured before and after deformation. Then, both force-displacement curves and stress-strain curves of the specimens including the cracking load are obtained. The results and analysis show that the mechanical properties of specimens using adhesive compared with the spot welding specimens have an obvious… More >


    Stress Distribution in an Infinite Body Containing Two Neighboring Locally Curved Nanofibers

    Surkay D. Akbarov1,2, Resat Kosker3, Nihan T. Cinar3
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.21, No.2, pp. 119-146, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.021.119
    Abstract In the present paper, the stress distribution in an infinite elastic body containing two neighboring nanofibers is studied. It is assumed that the midlines of the fibers are in the same plane. With respect to the location of the fibers according to each other the co-phase and anti-phase curving cases are considered. At infinity uniformly distributed normal forces act in the direction of the nanofibers, location. The investigations are carried out in the framework of the piecewise homogeneous body model with the use of the three-dimensional geometrically non-linear exact equations of the theory of elasticity. The normal and shear self-equilibrated… More >


    Nano-Array Solid Electrode Design for Photoelectrochemical Solar Cells

    W.H. Chen1, C.W. Hong1,2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.21, No.2, pp. 147-170, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.021.147
    Abstract Nanorod/nanowell/nanotube arrays are effective nanotechnologies that can increase the performance of a photo-electrochemical solar cell by increasing the reaction area of the working electrode. However, the confined space due to the nano-arrays also tends to decrease the redox ion diffusivity. This paper describes computer modeling on the ionic diffusion of the active species (I-/I3-) among the nano-arrays of the working electrode material (TiO2). A three dimensional periodic boundary molecular dynamics simulation technique is employed to simulate the nano-scale transport phenomenon. Performance improvement tendency can be evaluated from the Butler-Volmer equation. Simulation results reveal that the increasing reaction area times the… More >

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