Journals / CMC / Vol.8, No.2
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  • ARTICLE

    A Time-Marching Algorithm for Solving Non-Linear Obstacle Problems with the Aid of an NCP-Function

    Chein-Shan Liu1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.8, No.2, pp. 53-66, 2008, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2008.008.053
    Abstract Proposed is a time-marching algorithm to solve a nonlinear system of complementarity equations: Pi(xj) ≥ 0, Qi(xj) ≥ 0 , Pi(xj)Qi(xj) = 0, i, j = 1,...,n, resulting from a discretization of nonlinear obstacle problem. We transform the above nonlinear complementarity problem (NCP) into a nonlinear algebraic equations (NAEs) system: Fi(xj) = 0 with the aid of the Fischer-Burmeister NCP-function. Such NAEs are semi-smooth, highly nonlinear and usually implicit, being hard to handle by the Newton-like method. Instead of, a first-order system of ODEs is derived through a fictitious time equation. The time-stepping equations are obtained by applying a numerical… More >

  • ARTICLE

    Application of Component Mode Synthesis to Protein Structure for Dynamic Analysis

    Jae In Kim1, Kilho Eom2, Moon Kyu Kwak3, Sungsoo Na4
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.8, No.2, pp. 67-74, 2008, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2008.008.067
    Abstract This paper concerns the application of component mode synthesis for biomolecule modeling to understand protein dynamics. As for protein dynamics, eigenvalue problem should be formulated to obtain eigenvalue, eigenvector and thermal fluctuation. To describe the thermal fluctuation of protein, normal mode analysis is introduced and normal modes identify the dynamic behavior of protein very well. Component mode synthesis considers the given complex structure as an assembly of smaller components. The selection of a component may be arbitrary. When the component mode synthesis is applied to formulate the eigenvalue problem of protein structure, we selected a protein which may be composed… More >

  • ARTICLE

    Peridynamic Simulation of Electromigration

    Walter Gerstle1, Stewart Silling2, David Read3, Vinod Tewary4, Richard Lehoucq5
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.8, No.2, pp. 75-92, 2008, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2008.008.075
    Abstract A theoretical framework, based upon the peridynamic model, is presented for analytical and computational simulation of electromigration. The framework allows four coupled physical processes to be modeled simultaneously: mechanical deformation, heat transfer, electrical potential distribution, and vacancy diffusion. The dynamics of void and crack formation, and hillock and whisker growth can potentially be modeled. The framework can potentially be applied at several modeling scales: atomistic, crystallite, multiple crystallite, and macro. The conceptual simplicity of the model promises to permit many phenomena observed in microchips, including electromigration, thermo-mechanical crack formation, and fatigue crack formation, to be analyzed in a systematic and… More >

  • REVIEW

    A Review on the Three-Dimensional Analytical Approaches of Multilayered and Functionally Graded Piezoelectric Plates and Shells

    Chih-Ping Wu1,2, Kuan-Hao Chiu2, Yung-Ming Wang2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.8, No.2, pp. 93-132, 2008, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2008.008.093
    Abstract The article is to present an overview of various three-dimensional (3D) analytical approaches for the analysis of multilayered and functionally graded (FG) piezoelectric plates and shells. The reported 3D approaches in the literature are classified as four different approaches, namely, Pagano's classical approach, the state space approach, the series expansion approach and the asymptotic approach. Both the mixed formulation and displacement-based formulation for the 3D analysis of multilayered piezoelectric plates are derived. The analytical process, based on the 3D formulations, for the aforementioned approaches is briefly interpreted. The present formulations of multilayered piezoelectric plates can also be used for the… More >

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