Journals / CMC / Vol.22, No.2
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    Orthogonal Tapered Beam Functions in the Study of Free Vibrations for Non-uniform Isotropic Rectangular Plates

    M.F. Liu1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.22, No.2, pp. 97-128, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.022.097
    Abstract A new invented Orthogonal Tapered Beam Functions (OTBFs) have been introduced in this paper and used in accordance with the Rayleigh-Ritz method to determine the natural frequencies and mode shapes of the non-uniform rectangular isotropic plates with varying thickness in one or two directions. The generation of the OTBFs is based on the static solution of a one-dimensional beam problem subjected to constant applied load, and then extends to an orthogonal or orthonomal infinite set of admissible functions by performing the three-term recurrence scheme. A wide range of non-uniform rectangular plate whose domain is referenced by a so-called truncation factor… More >


    Numerical Simulation on the Shielding Efficiency of Magnetic Shielding Enclosures in the ITER Applications

    Yong Kou1, Ke Jin1, Xiaojing Zheng1,2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.22, No.2, pp. 129-146, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.022.129
    Abstract Magnetic shielding needs to be employed to ensure proper operation of some electronic equipment which are sensitive to external magnetic interference, such as cryogenic valves located inside the ITER feeder cubicles. This paper is concerned with the shielding efficiency of the magnetic shielding enclosures. A 3-D theoretical model for Fe-Ni alloy magnetic shielding enclosures based on finite element method (FEM) is obtained with the nonlinear law of magnetization. The influence of shielding materials, enclosure configurations, single or multi- layer designs, and apertures on the shielding efficiency is investigated. It is shown that the proposed model can predict the shielding efficiency… More >


    Study of Poisson Ratios of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes based on an Improved Molecular Structural Mechanics Model

    P. Zhao1, G. Shi1,2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.22, No.2, pp. 147-168, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.022.147
    Abstract The Poisson ratio is a very important mechanical parameter for both single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and graphene. But, the Poisson ratios of SWCNTs and graphene can not be determined by the direct measurement on the nanoscale specimen, and Poisson ratios of SWCNTs and graphene predicted by different models vary in a huge range. An improved molecular structural mechanics model, where the bond angle variations are modeled by the flexible connections of framed structures, is employed in this paper to predict the Poisson ratios of SWCNTs and monolayer graphene sheets. The present results indicate that the Poisson ratios of both SWCNTs… More >


    A Meshless Approach Towards Solution of Macrosegregation Phenomena

    Gregor Kosec1, Miha Založnik2, Božidar Šarler1, Hervé Combeau2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.22, No.2, pp. 169-196, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.022.169
    Abstract The simulation of macrosegregation as a consequence of solidification of a binary Al-4.5%Cu alloy in a 2-dimensional rectangular enclosure is tackled in the present paper. Coupled volume-averaged governing equations for mass, energy, momentum and species transfer are considered. The phase properties are resolved from the Lever solidification rule, the mushy zone is modeled by the Darcy law and the liquid phase is assumed to behave like an incompressible Newtonian fluid. Double diffusive effects in the melt are modeled by the thermal and solutal Boussinesq hypothesis. The physical model is solved by the novel Local Radial Basis Function Collocation Method (LRBFCM).… More >

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