Journals / CMC / Vol.42, No.3
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    From Geometric Transformations to Auxetic Metamaterials

    Ligia Munteanu1, Veturia Chiroiu1, Viorel Şerban2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.42, No.3, pp. 175-204, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2014.042.175
    Abstract The paper introduces a new alternative towards fabrication of auxetic metamaterials (materials with negative Poisson’s ratio) controlled by geometric transformations. These transformations are derived from the theory of small (infinitesimal) elastic deformation superimposed on finite elastic deformations. By using this theory, a cylindrical region filled with initial deformed foam is transformed through deformation into a cylindrical shell region filled with auxetic metamaterial. As an example, the realization of the seismic cloak device becomes a practical possibility. More >


    Predicting Effective Elastic Moduli and Strength of Ternary Blends with Core–Shell Structure by Second–Order Two–Scale Method

    Y. T. Wu1, J. Z. Cui2, Y. F. Nie3, Y. Zhang3
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.42, No.3, pp. 205-226, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2014.042.205
    Abstract Core–shell particle–filled PA6/EPDM–g–MA/HDPE ternary blend has excellent mechanical properties. In this paper, effective elastic properties and tensile yield strength of the ternary blend are predicted by the second–order two– scale method, to investigate the relationship between morphology and mechanical properties. The method and the limit analysis for predicting mechanical properties of random heterogeneous materials are briefly introduced. Realistic morphology of the ternary blend including both core–shell particles and pure particles is simulated, and finite element mesh is generated. The unified strength theory is embedded in the method for the convenience of selecting a suitable yield criterion. The effective elastic moduli… More >


    An Integrated Fracture Mechanics Based Approach for Non-Linear Analysis of Lightly Reinforced Concrete Beams

    Ananthalakshmi K. Iyer1, A. Rama Chra Murthy2, Smitha Gopinath2, Nagesh R. Iyer3
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.42, No.3, pp. 227-244, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2014.042.227
    Abstract A non-linear fracture mechanics based approach is proposed to depict a typical fracture mechanism from initiation to growth, eventually leading to failure. This concept is developed for a lightly reinforced beam in flexure. The proposed model integrates the existing methodology of a Stress Intensity Factor equilibrium equation with the bridging forces developed in concrete cover and rebar. The model and solution algorithm outlined presents an elaborate understanding of the mechanism involved and is significant in predicting the behaviour of flexural members. The analysis is performed using MATLAB programming. The proposed approach ensures a maximum tolerable crack length and crack width… More >

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