Journals / CMC / Vol.4, No.3
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    A Rate Dependent Constitutive Model for Glass-Fibre / Epoxy-Matrix Woven Fabrics

    S. Marguet1, P. Rozycki1, L. Gornet1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.4, No.3, pp. 119-136, 2006, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2006.004.119
    Abstract This paper deals with the modelling until rupture of composite structures made of glass-fibre / epoxy-resin woven fabrics submitted to dynamic loadings. The model is built at the mesoscale of the elementary ply. It takes into account the slightly nonlinear brittle behaviour of the fibres under tensile sollicitations, their nonlinear behaviour in compression as well as the strongly non linear and irreversible behaviour of the ply in shear. Strain rate effects are also introduced and special attention is paid to the objectivity of the model in the context of finite element calculation. Therefore the choice of a delayed damage mesomodel… More >


    FEM-analysis of nonclassical transmission conditions between elastic structures. Part 2: Stiff imperfect interface

    G. Mishuris1, A. Öchsner2, G. Kuhn3
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.4, No.3, pp. 137-152, 2006, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2006.004.137
    Abstract Nonclassical transmission conditions for dissimilar elastic structures with imperfect interfaces are investigated. The thin interface zone is assumed to be soft or stiff in comparison with the bonded materials and the transmission conditions for stiff interfaces are evaluated based on asymptotic analysis. The accuracy of the transmission conditions is clarified not only in terms of asymptotic estimate, but, which is especially important for users, also in values by accurate FEM calculations. The ranges of applicability of the conditions are discussed. More >


    Micro-macro Approaches Coupled to An Iterative Process for Nonlinear Porous Media

    S. Smaoui1, A. Ben Hamida1, I. Djeran-Maigre2, H. Dumontet1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.4, No.3, pp. 153-162, 2006, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2006.004.153
    Abstract An iterative homogenization approach is proposed in order to predict the nonlinear hydro-mechanical behaviour of porous media. This process is coupled to classical and modified secant extended methods and linear homogenization predictive schemes. At convergence of the iterative process, same equivalent behaviour is obtained for any secant method, any simplified homogenization used for the linear comparison material and for any initial porosity of the media. An application to the study of the nonlinear behaviour of clayey sediments is presented. The model parameters quantification is based on oedometric experimental results for different clays. More >


    Progression of failure in fiber-reinforced materials

    R. Han1, M.S. Ingber1, H.L. Schreyer1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.4, No.3, pp. 163-176, 2006, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2006.004.163
    Abstract Decohesion is an important failure mode associated with fiber-reinforced composite materials. Analysis of failure progression at the fiber-matrix interfaces in fiber-reinforced composite materials is considered using a softening decohesion model consistent with thermodynamic concepts. In this model, the initiation of failure is given directly by a failure criterion. Damage is interpreted by the development of a discontinuity of displacement. The formulation describing the potential development of damage is governed by a discrete decohesive constitutive equation. Numerical simulations are performed using the direct boundary element method. Incremental decohesion simulations illustrate the progressive evolution of debonding zones and the propagation of cracks… More >


    A Comparative Study of Meshless Approximations in Local Integral Equation Method

    Vladimir Sladek1, Jan Sladek1, Chuanzeng Zhang2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.4, No.3, pp. 177-188, 2006, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2006.004.177
    Abstract This paper concerns the stability, convergence of accuracy and cost efficiency of four various formulations for solution of boundary value problems in non-homogeneous elastic solids with functionally graded Young's modulus. The meshless point interpolation method is employed with using various basis functions. The interaction among the elastic continuum constituents is considered in the discretized formulation either by collocation of the governing equations or by integral satisfaction of the force equilibrium on local sub-domains. The exact benchmark solutions are used in numerical tests. More >

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