Journals / CMC / Vol.4, No.1
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    The Method of Fundamental Solutions for Eigenfrequencies of Plate Vibrations

    D.L. Young1,2, C.C. Tsai3, Y.C. Lin1, C.S. Chen4
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.4, No.1, pp. 1-10, 2006, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2006.004.001
    Abstract This paper describes the method of fundamental solutions (MFS) to solve eigenfrequencies of plate vibrations by utilizing the direct determinant search method. The complex-valued kernels are used in the MFS in order to avoid the spurious eigenvalues. The benchmark problems of a circular plate with clamped, simply supported and free boundary conditions are studied analytically as well as numerically using the discrete and continuous versions of the MFS schemes to demonstrate the major results of the present paper. Namely only true eigenvalues are contained and no spurious eigenvalues are included in the range of direct determinant search method. Consequently analytical… More >


    Elastic Vibration Behaviors Oof Carbon Nanotubes Based on Micropolar Mechanics

    G. Q. Xie1,2, S. Y. Long1,3
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.4, No.1, pp. 11-20, 2006, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2006.004.011
    Abstract The concept of the micropolar theory is employed to investigate vibration behaviors of carbon nanotubes. The constitutive relation has been deduced from the two-dimensional analysis of the microstructure of the carbon nanotube. Van der Waals interactions are simulated by a weak spring model. Hamilton's principle is employed to obtain dynamics equations of the multi-walled carbon nanotube. Numerical examples for both single-walled and double-walled carbon nanotubes are presented and the significant difference in vibration behaviors between them has been distinguished. Numerical results show that fundamental frequencies for the cantilever single-walled carbon nanotube decreases with increase of the aspect ratio of them,… More >


    Modelling of Woven Fabrics with the Discrete Element Method

    D. Ballhause1, M. König1, B. Kröplin1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.4, No.1, pp. 21-30, 2006, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2006.004.021
    Abstract The mechanical behaviour of woven fabrics is dominated by the kinematics of the constituents on the microscopic scale. Their macroscopic response usually shows non-linearities which are due to the mobility of the interlaced yarns. The major deformation mechanisms of fabrics, i.e. the crimp interchange in case of biaxial tension and the trellising motion of the yarns in case of shear, reflect the dependency of the macroscopic material behaviour on the microstructural deformation mechanisms.
    We present a novel modelling approach for woven fabrics which is capable to represent directly and locally the microstructure and its kinematics at yarn level. With… More >


    Microstructure Optimization in Fuel Cell Electrodes using Materials Design

    Dongsheng Li1,2, Ghazal Saheli1, Moe Khaleel2, Hamid Garmestani1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.4, No.1, pp. 31-42, 2006, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2006.004.031
    Abstract A multiscale model based on statistical continuum mechanics is proposed to predict the mechanical and electrical properties of heterogeneous porous media. This model is applied within the framework of microstructure sensitive design (MSD) to guide the design of the microstructure in porous lanthanum strontium manganite (LSM) fuel cell electrode. To satisfy the property requirement and compatibility, porosity and its distribution can be adjusted under the guidance of MSD to achieve optimized microstructure. More >


    Computational Modeling of Impact Response with the RG Damage Model and the Meshless Local Petrov-Galerkin (MLPG) Approaches

    H. T. Liu1, Z. D. Han1, A. M. Rajendran2, S. N. Atluri3
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.4, No.1, pp. 43-54, 2006, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2006.004.043
    Abstract The Rajendran-Grove (RG) ceramic damage model is a three-dimensional internal variable based constitutive model for ceramic materials, with the considerations of micro-crack extension and void collapse. In the present paper, the RG ceramic model is implemented into the newly developed computational framework based on the Meshless Local Petrov-Galerkin (MLPG) method, for solving high-speed impact and penetration problems. The ability of the RG model to describe the internal damage evolution and the effective material response is investigated. Several numerical examples are presented, including the rod-on-rod impact, plate-on-plate impact, and ballistic penetration. The computational results are compared with available experiments, as well… More >

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