Journals / CMC / Vol.5, No.1
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    Neural Network Mapping of Corrosion Induced Chemical Elements Degradation in Aircraft Aluminum

    Ramana M. Pidaparti1,2, Evan J. Neblett2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.5, No.1, pp. 1-10, 2007, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2007.005.001
    Abstract A neural network (NN) model is developed for the analysis and prediction of the mapping between degradation of chemical elements and electrochemical parameters during the corrosion process. The input parameters to the neural network model are alloy composition, electrochemical parameters, and corrosion time. The output parameters are the degradation of chemical elements in AA 2024-T3 material. The NN is trained with the data obtained from Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry (EDS) on corroded specimens. A very good performance of the neural network is achieved after training and validation with the experimental data. After validating the NN model, simulations were carried out… More >


    Mechanics of Elastomer--Shim Laminates

    A. H. Muhr1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.5, No.1, pp. 11-30, 2007, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2007.005.011
    Abstract The mechanics of laminates of elastomer and shims of high modulus material are reviewed. Such structures are often built to provide engineering components with specified, and quite different, stiffnesses in different modes of deformation. The shims may either be rigid or flexible, flat or curved, but are usually close to inextensible, being made of a high modulus material such as steel. On the other hand, rubber has an exceptionally low shear modulus, about one thousandth of its bulk modulus, so that shear of the rubber layers and flexure of the high modulus layers (if thin) are the dominant mechanisms of… More >


    Elastic Torsion Bar with Arbitrary Cross-Section Using the Fredholm Integral Equations

    Chein-Shan Liu1,2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.5, No.1, pp. 31-42, 2007, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2007.005.031
    Abstract By using a meshless regularized integral equation method (MRIEM), the solution of elastic torsion problem of a uniform bar with arbitrary cross-section is presented by the first kind Fredholm integral equation on an artificial circle, which just encloses the bar's cross-section. The termwise separable property of kernel function allows us to obtain the semi-analytical solutions of conjugate warping function and shear stresses. A criterion is used to select the regularized parameter according to the minimum principle of Laplace equation. Numerical examples show the effectiveness of the new method in providing very accurate numerical solutions as compared with the exact ones. More >


    A New Locking Free Higher Order Finite Element Formulation for Composite Beams.

    M.V.V.S. Murthy1, S. Gopalakrishnan2,3, P.S. Nair4
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.5, No.1, pp. 43-62, 2007, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2007.005.043
    Abstract A refined 2-node, 7 DOF/node beam element formulation is presented in this paper. This formulation is based on higher order shear deformation theory with lateral contraction for axial-flexural-shear coupled deformation in asymmetrically stacked laminated composite beams. In addition to axial, transverse and rotational degrees of freedom, the formulation also incorporates the lateral contraction and its higher order counterparts as degrees of freedom. The element shape functions are derived by solving the static part of the governing equations. The element considers general ply stacking and the numerical results shows that the element exhibits super convergent property. The efficiency of the element… More >


    Computation of Laminated Composite Plates using Integrated Radial Basis Function Networks

    N. Mai-Duy1, A. Khennane2, T. Tran-Cong3
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.5, No.1, pp. 63-78, 2007, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2007.005.063
    Abstract This paper reports a meshless method, which is based on radial-basis-function networks (RBFNs), for the static analysis of moderately-thick laminated composite plates using the first-order shear deformation theory. Integrated RBFNs are employed to represent the field variables, and the governing equations are discretized by means of point collocation. The use of integration rather than conventional differentiation to construct the RBF approximations significantly stabilizes the solution and enhances the quality of approximation. The proposed method is verified through the solution of rectangular and non-rectangular composite plates. Numerical results obtained show that the method achieves a very high degree of accuracy and… More >

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