Journals / CMC / Vol.48, No.1
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  • ARTICLE

    Minimizing Thermal Residual Stress in Ni/Al2O3 Functionally Graded Material Plate by Volume Fraction Optimization

    Xing Wei1,2, Wen Chen1,3, Bin Chen1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.48, No.1, pp. 1-23, 2015, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2015.048.001
    Abstract The thermal residual stress in the fabrication of functionally graded material (FGM) systems can give rise to various mechanical failures. For a FGM system under a given fabrication environment, the thermal residual stresses are determined by the spatial distribution of its constituent components. In this study, we optimize a Ni/Al2O3 FGM plate aiming at minimizing the thermal residual stresses through controlling its compositional distribution. Material properties are graded in the thickness direction following a power law distribution in terms of the volume fractions of constituents (P-FGM). An analytical model and a hybrid genetic algorithm with the pattern search are employed… More >

  • ARTICLE

    On the Buckling Response of Offshore Pipelines under Combined Tension, Bending, and External Pressure

    Yanbin Wang1,2, Deli Gao1, Jun Fang1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.48, No.1, pp. 25-42, 2015, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2015.048.025
    Abstract In this paper, the buckling and collapse analysis of offshore pipeline under combined tension, bending moment, and external pressure has been presented with theoretical analysis and FE (finite element) simulation method respectively. Based on the model initially proposed by Kyriakides, a 2-D theoretical model has been further developed. To verify the correctness and accuracy of the model proposed in this paper, numerical simulations have been conducted with 3-D FE model using ABAQUS software. Good consistency has been shown between the calculation results which validate the availability of the theoretical analysis. On this basis, the influence of load path, material properties,… More >

  • ARTICLE

    Development and Optimization of an Unstructured Kinetic Model for Sodium Gluconate Fermentation Process


    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.48, No.1, pp. 43-55, 2015, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2015.048.043
    Abstract This study proposed a modified unstructured kinetic model for sodium gluconate fermentation by Aspergillus niger. Four specific growth rate equations (Monod, Tessier, Contois, and logistic) were considered in the biomass growth equation. The growth, instantaneous biomass concentration, instantaneous product, and substrate concentration were considered in the equations of product formation and substrate consumption. Option parameters were introduced to determine the form of the unstructured model. A double-nested optimization strategy was proposed to optimize the option and kinetic parameters. The proposed unstructured kinetic model based on the estimated optimal parameters efficiently simulated sodium gluconate fermentation. The obtained option parameters of the… More >

  • ARTICLE

    Study on Lateral Nonlinear Dynamic Response of Deepwater Drilling Riser with Consideration of The Vessel Motions in Its Installation

    Yanbin Wang1,2, Deli Gao1, Jun Fang1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.48, No.1, pp. 57-75, 2015, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2015.048.057
    Abstract In this paper, the mechanical model to analyze the riser lateral vibration displacement and stress distribution in installation has been established via variational approach and the principle of minimum potential energy. In this model, the influence of vessel motion on riser lateral vibration has been taken into consideration. The specific expression of lateral vibration has also been figured out according to the boundary conditions and initial conditions. At last, the variations of riser maximum lateral displacement and stress distribution on water depth (WD), wave height, wave period, riser OD, BOPS weight have been discussed. More >

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