Journals / CMC / Vol.47, No.3
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    Simple Efficient Smart Finite Elements for the Analysis of Smart Composite Beams

    M. C. Ray1, L. Dong2, S. N. Atluri3
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.47, No.3, pp. 143-177, 2015, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2015.047.143
    Abstract This paper is concerned with the development of new simple 4-noded locking-alleviated smart finite elements for modeling the smart composite beams. The exact solutions for the static responses of the overall smart composite beams are also derived for authenticating the new smart finite elements. The overall smart composite beam is composed of a laminated substrate conventional composite beam, and a piezoelectric layer attached at the top surface of the substrate beam. The piezoelectric layer acts as the actuator layer of the smart beam. Alternate finite element models of the beams, based on an “equivalent single layer high order shear deformation… More >


    Research and Improvement on the Accuracy of Discontinuous Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (DSPH) Method

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.47, No.3, pp. 179-201, 2015, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2015.047.179
    Abstract Discontinuous smoothed particle hydrodynamics (DSPH) method based on traditional SPH method, which can be used to simulate discontinuous physics problems near interface or boundary. Previous works showed that DSPH method has a good application prospect [Xu et al, 2013], but further verification and improvement are demanded. In this paper, we investigate the accuracy of DSPH method by some numerical models. Moreover, to improve the accuracy of DSPH method, first order and second order multidimensional RDSPH methods are proposed by following the idea of restoring particle consistency in SPH (RSPH) method which has shown good results in the improvement of particle… More >


    Mechanical Analysis of the Coupled Gas-Solid-Thermal Model during Rock Damage

    Cao Zhengzheng1, Zhou Yuejin1,2, Zhang Qi1, Wang Erqian1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.47, No.3, pp. 203-215, 2015, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2015.047.203
    Abstract Gas fracturing technology is the key to the exploration for unconventional petroleum resources and other engineering industries, so the research on the coupled gas-solid-thermal model during rock damage has the important significance to the development of gas fracturing technology. By introducing rock damage variable, the coupled gas-solid-thermal model during rock damage is established in this paper, besides, the rock damage constitutive is written with MATLAB software, which is embedded in the multi-physics coupling software COMSOL in the process of numerical computation. Based on this, the damage rule of rock mass around drilling under high pressure gas is analyzed. The results… More >


    Prediction of Concrete Cubic Compressive Strength Using ANN Based Size Effect Model

    Q.W. Yang1, S.G. Du1,2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.47, No.3, pp. 217-236, 2015, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2015.047.217
    Abstract Size effect is a major issue in concrete structures and occurs in concrete in any loading conditions. In this study, size effect on concrete cubic compressive strength is modeled with a back-propagation neural network. The main advantage in using an artificial neural network (ANN) technique is that the network is built directly from experimental data without any simplifying assumptions via the self-organizing capabilities of the neural network. The proposed ANN model is verified by using 27 experimental data sets collected from the literature. For the large specimens, a modified ANN is developed in the paper to further improve the forecast… More >

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