Journals / CMC / Vol.7, No.1
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    Limit Strains Comparison during Tube and Sheet Hydroforming and Sheet Stamping Processes by Numerical Simulation

    C. Nikhare1, K. Narasimhan2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.7, No.1, pp. 1-8, 2008, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2008.007.001
    Abstract Hydroforming is a manufacturing process that uses a fluid medium to form a component by using high internal pressure. Tube and sheet hydroforming has gained increasing interest in the automotive and aerospace industries because of its many advantages such as part consolidation, good quality of the formed parts etc. The main advantage is that the uniform pressure can be transferred to every where at the same time. Forming limit is the limit of the component up to that extent it can be formed safely. While analyzing hydroforming process, it is often assumed that the limit strains are identical as that… More >


    An Analytical Model for Explosive Compaction of Powder to Cylindrical Billets through Axial Detonation

    B. Srivathsa1, N. Ramakrishnan2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.7, No.1, pp. 9-24, 2008, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2008.007.009
    Abstract An analytical model, describing an explosive compaction process performed axially on a powder assembly of cylindrical geometry, is discussed. The powder is encapsulated in a cylindrical metal container surrounded by an explosive pad, which is detonated parallel to the major axis of the compact. The pressure generated in the powder is a function of the nature and the thickness of the explosive material as well as the powder characteristics. The model is based on the principle of shock propagation in powder aggregate and, the detonation as well as the refraction wave characteristics of the explosives. For the purpose of validation… More >


    Elastic Instability of Pseudo-Elastic Rubber Balloons

    Ren Jiusheng1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.7, No.1, pp. 25-32, 2008, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2008.007.025
    Abstract Elastic instability for the inflation and deflation of a thin-walled spherical rubber balloon is examined within the framework of finite pseudo-elasticity. When a spherical rubber balloon is inflated, it is subject to a complex deformation after a pressure maximum has been obtained. One part of the balloon is lightly stretched while the remainder becomes highly stretched. So an aspherical deformation is observed after the initial spherical inflation. A pseudo-elastic strain energy function including a damage variable which may model the loading, unloading and reloading of rubber is used. The balloon is idealized as an elastic membrane and the inflation, deflation… More >


    An Inverse Approach to Determine the Mechanical Properties of Elastoplastic Materials Using Indentation Tests

    Xiuqing Qian1, Yanping Cao2, Jianyu Zhang1, Dierk Raabe2, Zhenhan Yao3, Binjun Fei1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.7, No.1, pp. 33-42, 2008, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2008.007.033
    Abstract In this work, an inverse approach based on depth-sensing instrumented indentation tests is proposed to determine the Young's modulus, yield strength and strain hardening exponent of the materials for which the elastoplastic part of the stress-strain curve can be described using a power function. Numerical verifications performed on typical engineering metals demonstrate the effectiveness of the new method. The sensitivity of the method to data noise and some experimental uncertainties are also discussed, which may provide useful information for the application of the method in practice. More >


    A Meshless Local Petrov-Galerkin Method for the Analysis of Cracks in the Isotropic Functionally Graded Material

    K.Y. Liu1,2,3, S.Y. Long1,2,4, G.Y. Li1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.7, No.1, pp. 43-58, 2008, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2008.007.043
    Abstract A meshless local Petrov-Galerkin method (MLPG) [[Atluri and Zhu (1998)] for the analysis of cracks in isotropic functionally graded materials is presented. The meshless method uses the moving least squares (MLS) to approximate the field unknowns. The shape function has not the Kronecker Delta properties for the trial-function-interpolation, and a direct interpolation method is adopted to impose essential boundary conditions. The MLPG method does not involve any domain and singular integrals to generate the global effective stiffness matrix if body force is ignored; it only involves a regular boundary integral. The material properties are smooth functions of spatial coordinates and… More >

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