Journals / CMC / Vol.45, No.1
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    On Improving the Celebrated Paris’ Power Law for Fatigue, by Using Moving Least Squares

    Leiting Dong1,2, Robert Haynes3, Satya N. Atluri2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.45, No.1, pp. 1-16, 2015, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2015.045.001
    Abstract In this study, we propose to approximate the a-n relation as well as the da/dn-∆K relation, in fatigue crack propagation, by using the Moving Least Squares (MLS) method. This simple approach can avoid the internal inconsistencies caused by the celebrated Paris’ power law approximation of the da/dn-∆K relation, as well as the error caused by a simple numerical differentiation of the noisy data for a-n measurements in standard fatigue tests. Efficient, accurate and automatic simulations of fatigue crack propagation can, in general, be realized by using the currently developed MLS law as the “fatigue engine” [da/dn versus ∆K], and using… More >


    Numerical Studies on Stratified Rock Failure Based on Digital Image Processing Technique at Mesoscale

    Ang Li1, Guo-jian Shao1,2, Pei-rong Du3, Sheng-yong Ding1, Jing-bo Su4
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.45, No.1, pp. 17-38, 2015, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2015.045.017
    Abstract This paper investigates the failure behaviors of stratified rocks under uniaxial compression using a digital image processing (DIP) based finite difference method (FDM). The two-dimensional (2D) mesostructure of stratified rocks, represented as the internal spatial distribution of two main rock materials (marble and greenschist), is first identified with the DIP technique. And then the binaryzation image information is used to generate the finite difference grid. Finally, the failure behaviors of stratified rock samples are simulated by FDM considering the inhomogeneity of rock materials. In the DIP, an image segmentation algorithm based on seeded region growing (SRG) is proposed, instead of… More >


    Development and Characterization of the Midrib of Coconut Palm Leaf Reinforced Polyester Composite

    Neeraj Dubey1, Geeta Agnihotri1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.45, No.1, pp. 39-56, 2015, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2015.045.039
    Abstract In this paper, midrib of coconut palm leaves (MCL) was investigated for the purpose of development of natural fiber reinforced polymer matrix composites. A new natural fiber composite as MCL/polyester is developed by the hand lay-up method, and the material and mechanical properties of the fiber, matrix and composite materials were evaluated. The effect of fiber content on the tensile, flexural, impact, compressive strength and heat distortion temperature (HDT) was investigated. It was found that the MCL fiber had the maximum tensile strength, tensile modulus flexural strength, flexural modulus and Izod impact strength of 177.5MPa, 14.85GPa, 316.04MPa and 23.54GPa, 8.23KJ/m2More >


    Impact Response of Stiffened Cylindrical Shells With/without Holes Based on Equivalent Model of Isogrid Structures

    Qingsheng Yang1,2, Shaochong Yang1,3, Xiaohu Lin4
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.45, No.1, pp. 57-74, 2015, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2015.045.057
    Abstract An equivalent continuum model of an isogrid structure is utilized to analyze the impact response of isogrid structures and stiffened structures. The parameters of the equivalent model are determined, and the comparison between the equivalent continuous structure and the real grid structure are examined to validate the reliability of the equivalent model. Then, the impact responses of stiffened cylindrical shells with and without an elliptical hole are investigated by using the equivalent model of grid structures. For a different location and geometry of the elliptical hole, the deformation and load-bearing capacity of the grid-stiffened cylindrical shells are studied. The numerical… More >

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