Journals / CMC / Vol.27, No.3
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    A Computational Approach to Estimating a Lubricating Layer in Concrete Pumping

    Seon Doo Jo1, Chan Kyu Park2, Jae Hong Jeong2, Seung Hoon Lee2, Seung Hee Kwon3
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.27, No.3, pp. 189-210, 2012, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.027.189
    Abstract When concrete is being pumped, a lubricating layer forms at the interface of the inner concrete and the wall of the pipe. The lubricating layer is one of the most dominant factors in determining the pumping capability, yet no study has endeavored to quantitatively estimate the thickness and rheological properties of the layer. Recently, there has been a growing demand for large-scale construction under extreme conditions, such as high-rise buildings and super-long span bridges. This demand has heightened the need for more accurate predictions of pumpability.
    A possible mechanism that contributes to the formation of the lubricating layer is shear-induced… More >


    FEM Modeling of the Interface Strength and Its Effect on the Deformation Behaviour of Aluminum Cenosphere Syntactic Foam

    Raghvendra Khedle1, D.P.Mondal2, S.N.Verma1, Sanjay Panthi2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.27, No.3, pp. 211-230, 2012, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.027.211
    Abstract The interface in aluminum cenosphere syntactic foam (ACSF) is modeled using FEM to study its deformation behaviour as a function of interface characteristics such as interface stiffness and thickness. The interface is modeled as a thin layer of object. The effective modulus and stress of ACSF examined when it contain 50% cenosphere by volume. In this study, the shell wall thickness of cenosphere is fixed at 1µm. The width of the interface varies from 0.2% to 0.6% of cenosphere volume fraction. The interface strength and modulus varies in the range of 10 to 50% of the matrix alloy. The values… More >


    Stress and Strain Profiles along the Cross-Section of Waste Tire Rubberized Concrete Plates for Airport Pavements

    E. Ferretti1, M.C. Bignozzi2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.27, No.3, pp. 231-274, 2012, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.027.231
    Abstract In this study, the results of an in-situ experimental program on the performance of concrete taxiways are presented. The experimental program has been undertaken at the Guglielmo Marconi airport of Bologna (Italy). It concerns two portions of the taxiway, one built with plain concrete and one with rubberized concrete. Each portion has been instrumented with strain gauges embedded in concrete for the acquisition of vertical strains. The results of the experimentation are discussed in view of possible applications to the computational analysis of the stress field induced into pavements by aircrafts. More >


    A New Interval Comparison Relation and Application in Interval Number Programming for Uncertain Problems

    C. Jiang1,2, X. Han1, D. Li3
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.27, No.3, pp. 275-304, 2012, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.027.275
    Abstract For optimization or decision-making problems with interval uncertainty, the interval comparison relation plays a very important role, as only based on it a better or best decision can be determined. In this paper, a new kind of interval comparison relation termed as reliability-based possibility degree of interval is proposed to give quantitative evaluations on "how much better" of one interval than another, which is more suitable for engineering reliability analysis and numerical computation than the existing relations. In the new relation, the range of the comparing values is extended into the whole real number field, and the precise comparison is… More >

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