Journals / CMC / Vol.34, No.1
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    On Uniform Approximate Solutions in Bending of Symmetric Laminated Plates

    K. Vijayakumar1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.34, No.1, pp. 1-25, 2013, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2013.034.001
    Abstract A layer-wise theory with the analysis of face ply independent of lamination is used in the bending of symmetric laminates with anisotropic plies. More realistic and practical edge conditions as in Kirchhoff's theory are considered. An iterative procedure based on point-wise equilibrium equations is adapted. The necessity of a solution of an auxiliary problem in the interior plies is explained and used in the generation of proper sequence of two dimensional problems. Displacements are expanded in terms of polynomials in thickness coordinate such that continuity of transverse stresses across interfaces is assured. Solution of a fourth order system of a… More >


    An RMVT-Based Finite Rectangular Prism Method for the 3D Analysis of Sandwich FGM Plates with Various Boundary Conditions

    Chih-Ping Wu1,2, Hao-Yuan Li1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.34, No.1, pp. 27-62, 2013, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2013.034.027
    Abstract A Reissner's mixed variational theorem (RMVT)-based finite rectangular prism method (FRPM) is developed for the three-dimensional (3D) analysis of sandwich functionally graded material (FGM) plates subjected to mechanical loads, in which the edge conditions of the plates are such that one pair of opposite edges is simply supported and the other pair may be combinations of free, clamped or simply supported edges. The sandwich FGM plate considered consists of two thin and stiff homogeneous material face sheets combined with an embedded thick and soft FGM core, the material properties of which are assumed to obey the powerlaw distributions of the… More >


    Impact of Overhead Excavation on an Existing Shield Tunnel: Field Monitoring and a Full 3D Finite Element Analysis

    F. Wang1,2, D.M. Zhang1,2,3, H.H. Zhu4, H.W. Huang1,2, J.H. Yin5
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.34, No.1, pp. 63-81, 2013, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2013.034.063
    Abstract This paper studies the impact of overhead excavation on an existing tunnel through both field monitoring and a full 3D numerical model. It is found that the excavation induced longitudinal heave of the tunnel is uneven with maximum heave occurring below the excavation center. Even at the same cross section, the excavation induced heave is not uniform with the most significant heave occurring at the tunnel crown. The bending moments of the tunnel lining is decreased due to the overhead excavation. The axial forces of the tunnel lining generally decrease except at the tunnel invert. The shear forces of the… More >


    A Theoretical Analysis on Elastic and Elastoplastic Stress Solutions for Functionally Graded Materials Using Averaging Technique of Composites

    Bingfei Liu1, Guansuo Dui2,3, Benming Xie1, Libiao Xin3, Lijun Xue3
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.34, No.1, pp. 83-94, 2013, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2013.034.083
    Abstract Functionally Graded Materials (FGMs) are being used in an everexpanding set of applications. For better applications, an analytical methodology using averaging technique of composites is developed to describe the thermo-elastic and thermo-elastoplastic behaviors of a three-layered FGM system subjected to thermal loading Solutions using averaging technique of composites for the stress distributions in a generic FGM system subjected to arbitrary temperature loading conditions are presented. The power-law strain hardening behaviour is assumed for the FGM metallic phase and the stress of the metallic phase are calculated to judge the plastic in this work The stress distributions within the FGM systems… More >

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