Journals / CMC / Vol.41, No.1
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    Analysis of Elastic-PlasticWaves in a Thin-Walled Tube By a Novel Lie-Group Differential Algebraic Equations Method

    Chein-Shan Liu1, Satya N. Atluri2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.41, No.1, pp. 1-36, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2014.041.001
    Abstract In this paper, we adopt the viewpoint of a nonlinear complementarity problem (NCP) to derive an index-one differential algebraic equations (DAEs) system for the problem of elastic-plastic wave propagation in an elastic-plastic solid undergoing small deformations. This is achieved by recasting the pointwise complementary trio in the elastic-plastic constitutive equations into an algebraic equation through the Fischer-Burmeister NCP-function. Then, for an isotropicallyhardening/ softening material under prescribed impulse loadings on a thin-walled tube with combined axial-torsional stresses, we can develop a novel algorithm based on the Lie-group differential algebraic equations (LGDAE) method to iteratively solve the resultant DAEs at each time… More >


    A Numerical Modeling of Failure Mechanism for SiC Particle Reinforced Metal-Metrix Composites

    Qiubao Ouyang1, Di Zhang1,2, Xinhai Zhu3, Zhidong Han3
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.41, No.1, pp. 37-54, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2014.041.037
    Abstract The present work is to investigate the failure mechanisms in the deformation of silicon carbide (SiC) particle reinforced aluminum Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs). To better deal with crack growth, a new numerical approach: the MLPG-Eshelby Method is used. This approach is based on the meshless local weak-forms of the Noether/Eshelby Energy Conservation Laws and it achieves a faster convergent rate and is of good accuracy. In addition, it is much easier for this method to allow material to separate in the material fracture processes, comparing to the conventional popular FEM based method. Based on a statistical method and physical observations,… More >


    Optimal Analysis for Shakedown of Functionally Graded (FG) Bree Plate with Genetic Algorithm

    H. Zheng1,2, X. Peng1,2,3,4, N. Hu1,3,5
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.41, No.1, pp. 55-84, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2014.041.055
    Abstract The Shakedown of a functionally graded (FG) Bree plate subjected to coupled constant mechanical loading and cyclically varying temperature is analyzed with more accurate approaches and optimized with the genetic algorithm method. The shakedown theorem takes into account material hardening. The variation of the material properties in the thickness of a FG Bree plate is characterized with a piecewise exponential distribution, which can replicate the actual distribution with sufficient accuracy. In order to obtain the best distribution of the mechanical properties in the FG plate, the distribution of the reinforcement particle volume fraction is optimized with the genetic algorithm (GA).… More >

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