Journals / CMC / Vol.24, No.1
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    Singular Boundary Method for Heat Conduction in Layered Materials

    H. Htike1,2, W. Chen1,2,3, Y. Gu1,2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.24, No.1, pp. 1-14, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.024.001
    Abstract In this paper, we investigate the application of the singular boundary method (SBM) to two-dimensional problems of steady-state heat conduction in isotropic bimaterials. A domain decomposition technique is employed where the bimaterial is decomposed into two subdomains, and in each subdomain, the solution is approximated separately by an SBM-type expansion. The proposed method is tested and compared on several benchmark test problems, and its relative merits over the other boundary discretization methods, such as the method of fundamental solution (MFS) and the boundary element method (BEM), are also discussed. More >


    Transient Analysis of Elastic Wave Propagation in Multilayered Structures

    Yi-Hsien Lin1, Chien-Ching Ma1,2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.24, No.1, pp. 15-42, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.024.015
    Abstract In this article, explicit transient solutions for one-dimensional wave propagation behavior in multi-layered structures are presented. One of the objectives of this study is to develop an effective analytical method for constructing solutions in multilayered media. Numerical calculations are performed by three methods: the generalized ray method, numerical Laplace inversion method (Durbin's formula), and finite element method (FEM). The analytical result of the generalized ray solution for multilayered structures is composed of a matrix-form Bromwich expansion in the transform domain. Every term represents a group of waves, which are transmitted or reflected through the interface. The matrix representation of the… More >


    Dynamic Failure Behavior of Nanocrystalline Cu at Atomic Scales

    A. M. Dongare1,2, A. M. Rajendran3, B. LaMattina4, M. A. Zikry1, D. W. Brenner1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.24, No.1, pp. 43-60, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.024.043
    Abstract Large-scale molecular dynamics (MD) simulations are used to investigate the effects of microstructure and loading conditions on the dynamic failure behavior of nanocrystalline Cu. The nucleation, growth, and coalescence of voids is investigated for the nanocrystalline metal with average grain sizes ranging from 6 nm to 12 nm (inverse Hall-Petch regime) for conditions of uniaxial expansion at constant strain rates ranging from 4x107 s - 1 to 1010 s - 1. MD simulations suggest that the evolution of voids can be described in two stages: The first stage corresponds to the nucleation of voids and the fast linear initial growth… More >


    A Simple Procedure to Develop Efficient & Stable Hybrid/Mixed Elements, and Voronoi Cell Finite Elements for Macro- & Micromechanics

    L. Dong1, S. N. Atluri2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.24, No.1, pp. 61-104, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.024.061
    Abstract A simple procedure to formulate efficient and stable hybrid/mixed finite elements is developed, for applications in macro- as well as micromechanics. In this method, the strain and displacement field are independently assumed. Instead of using two-field variational principles to enforce both equilibrium and compatibility conditions in a variational sense, the independently assumed element strains are related to the strains derived from the independently assumed element displacements, at a finite number of collocation points within the element. The element stiffness matrix is therefore derived, by simply using the principle of minimum potential energy. Taking the four-node plane isoparametric element as an… More >

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