Journals / CMC / Vol.43, No.1
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  • ARTICLE

    Modelling of Nanoscale Friction using Network Simulation Method

    F. Marín1, F. Alhama1, J.A. Moreno1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.43, No.1, pp. 1-20, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2014.043.001
    Abstract The field of nanotribology in the last decades was established through the introduction of Atomic Force/Friction Force Microscopes. However, our theoretical understanding of the individual processes involved in friction force microscopy is limited. This work designs a reliable and efficient model for the stickslip phenomenon, following the rules of network simulation. The model is able to manage different types of potential between the tip and the sample surface, allowing different kinds of sample material and microscope tip properties to be simulated with only minor changes in the code. The most analysed tribological materials in technical literature are simulated to test… More >

  • ARTICLE

    Statistical Second-order Two-scale Method for Nonstationary Coupled Conduction-Radiation Heat Transfer Problem of Random Porous Materials

    Zhiqiang Yang1, Yufeng Nie2, Yatao Wu2, Zihao Yang2, Yi Sun1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.43, No.1, pp. 21-48, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2014.043.021
    Abstract This paper develops a novel statistical second-order two-scale (SSOTS) method to predict the heat transfer performances of three-dimensional (3D) porous materials with random distribution. Firstly, the mesoscopic configuration for the structure with random distribution is briefly characterized Secondly, the SSOTS formulas for calculating effective thermal conductivity parameters, temperature field and heat flux densities are derived by means of construction way. Then, the algorithm procedure based on the SSOTS method is described in details. Finally, numerical results for porous materials with varying probability distribution models are calculated by SSOTS algorithm, and compared with the data by finite element method (FEM) in… More >

  • ARTICLE

    Mechanical Analysis of 3D Composite Materials by Hybrid Boundary Node Method

    Yu Miao1, Zhe Chen1, Qiao Wang1,2, Hongping Zhu1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.43, No.1, pp. 49-74, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2014.043.049
    Abstract In this paper, an improved multi-domain model based on the hybrid boundary node method (Hybrid BNM) is proposed for mechanical analysis of 3D composites. The Hybrid BNM is a boundary type meshless method which based on the modified variational principle and the Moving Least Squares (MLS) approximation. The improved multi-domain model can reduce the total degrees of freedom (DOFs) compared with the conventional multi-domain solver. It is very suitable for the inclusion-based composites, especially for the composites when the inclusions are solid and totally embedded in the matrix domain. Numerical examples are presented to verify the improved multi-domain model and… More >

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