Journals / CMC / Vol.6, No.3
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  • ARTICLE

    Numerical Analysis of the Effect of Diffusion and Creep Flow on Cavity Growth

    J. Oh1, N. Katsube2, F.W. Brust3
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.6, No.3, pp. 129-158, 2007, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2007.006.129
    Abstract In this paper, intergranular cavity growth in regimes, where both surface diffusion and deformation enhanced grain boundary diffusion are important, is studied. In order to continuously simulate the cavity shape evolution and cavity growth rate, a fully-coupled numerical method is proposed. Based on the fully-coupled numerical method, a gradual cavity shape change is predicted and this leads to the adverse effect on the cavity growth rate. As the portion of the cavity volume growth due to jacking and viscoplastic deformation in the total cavity volume growth increases, spherical cavity evolves to V-shaped cavity. The obtained numerical results are physically more… More >

  • ARTICLE

    A simple and accurate four-node quadrilateral element using stabilized nodal integration for laminated plates

    H. Nguyen-Van1, N. Mai Duy2, T. Tran-Cong 3
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.6, No.3, pp. 159-176, 2007, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2007.006.159
    Abstract This paper reports the development of a simple but efficient and accurate four-node quadrilateral element for models of laminated, anisotropic plate behaviour within the framework of the first-order shear deformation theory. The approach incorporates the strain smoothing method for mesh-free conforming nodal integration into the conventional finite element techniques. The membrane-bending part of the element stiffness matrix is calculated by the line integral on the boundaries of the smoothing elements while the shear part is performed using an independent interpolation field in the natural co-ordinate system. Numerical results show that the element offered here is locking-free for extremely thin laminates,… More >

  • ARTICLE

    A State Space Approach for the Analysis of Doubly Curved Functionally Graded Elastic and Piezoelectric Shells

    Chih-Ping Wu1,2, Kuo-Yen Liu2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.6, No.3, pp. 177-200, 2007, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2007.006.177
    Abstract Based on the three-dimensional (3D) piezoelectricity, we present the exact solutions of simply-supported, doubly curved functionally graded (FG) elastic and piezoelectric shells using a state space approach. A set of the dimensionless coordinates and field variables is introduced in the present formulation to prevent from the ill-conditioned problem in the relevant computation. By means of direct elimination, we reduce the twenty-two basic differential equations to a set of eight state variable equations (or state equations) with variable coefficients of the thickness coordinate. By means of the successive approximation method, we artificially divide the shell into a NL-layered shell and the… More >

  • ARTICLE

    Numerical Simulation of Nonlinear Dynamic Responses of Beams Laminated with Giant Magnetostrictive Actuators

    Haomiao Zhou1,2, Youhe Zhou1,3, Xiaojing Zheng1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.6, No.3, pp. 201-212, 2007, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2007.006.201
    Abstract This paper presents some simulation results of nonlinear dynamic responses for a laminated composite beam embedded by actuators of the giant magnetostrictive material (Terfenol-D) subjected to external magnetic fields, where the giant magnetostrictive materials utilizing the realignment of magnetic moments in response to applied magnetic fields generate nonlinear strains and forces significantly larger than those generated by other smart materials. To utilize the full potential application of the materials in the function and safety designs, e.g., active control of vibrations, the analysis of dynamic responses is requested in the designs as accurately as possible on the basis of those inherent… More >

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