Journals / CMC / Vol.23, No.2
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    Molecular Design of the Solid Copolymer Electrolyte- Poly(styrene-b-ethylene oxide) for Lithium Ion Batteries

    Cheng-Hung San1, Che-Wun Hong1,2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.23, No.2, pp. 101-118, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.023.101
    Abstract Poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) is a commonly used electrolytic polymer in lithium ion batteries because of its high viscosity which allows fabricating thin layers. However, its inherent low ionic conductivity must be enhanced by the addition of highly conductive salt additives. Also its weak mechanical strength needs a complementary block, such as poly(styrene) (PS), to strengthen the electrolytic membrane during charging/discharging processes. PS is a strong material to complement the PEO and to create a reinforced copolymer electrolyte termed as the poly(styrene-b-ethylene oxide) (PS-PEO). In this work, molecular dynamics simulations are employed to study the effects of doping the PS constituents… More >


    Nonlinear Compression Behavior of Warp-Knitted Spacer Fabric: Effect of Sandwich Structure

    Xiaonan Hou1, Hong Hu1, Yanping Liu1, Vadim Silberschmidt2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.23, No.2, pp. 119-134, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.023.119
    Abstract Compressibility of warp-knitted spacer fabrics is one of their important mechanical properties with regard to many special applications such as body protection, cushion and mattresses. Due to specific structural features of the fabric and a non-linear mechanical behavior of monofilaments, the compression properties of this kind of fabrics are very complicated. Although several studies have been performed to investigate their compression behavior, its mechanism has not well been understood yet. This work is concerned with a study of compression mechanism of a selected warp-knitted spacer fabric with a given sandwich structure. Both experimental and numerical methods are used to study… More >


    Application of the Method of Fundamental Solutions and the Generalized Lagally Theorem to the Interaction of Solid Body and External Singularities in An Inviscid Fluid

    C. T. Wu1, F.-L. Yang2, D. L. Young3
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.23, No.2, pp. 135-154, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.023.135
    Abstract This paper proposes a method that can calculate the hydrodynamic force of a non-circular object in an inviscid, irrotational, and incompressible flow with the presence of external flow singularities. In order to handle irregular object, the method of fundamental solutions (MFS) is employed to numerically construct the singularity system that describes the body and the flow motion and meets the boundary condition. The obtained singularity system is then integrated into the generalized Lagally theorem to compute the instantaneous hydrodynamic force via algebraic calculations and to describe the unsteady interaction of the object and its ambient flow. The proposed method is… More >


    The Global Nonlinear Galerkin Method for the Solution of von Karman Nonlinear Plate Equations: An Optimal & Faster Iterative Method for the Direct Solution of Nonlinear Algebraic Equations F(x) = 0, using x· = λ[αF + (1 - α)BTF]

    Hong-Hua Dai1,2, Jeom Kee Paik3, S. N. Atluri2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.23, No.2, pp. 155-186, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.023.155
    Abstract The application of the Galerkin method, using global trial functions which satisfy the boundary conditions, to nonlinear partial differential equations such as those in the von Karman nonlinear plate theory, is well-known. Such an approach using trial function expansions involving multiple basis functions, leads to a highly coupled system of nonlinear algebraic equations (NAEs). The derivation of such a system of NAEs and their direct solutions have hitherto been considered to be formidable tasks. Thus, research in the last 40 years has been focused mainly on the use of local trial functions and the Galerkin method, applied to the piecewise… More >

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