Journals / CMC / Vol.9, No.1
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    A Chain Approach of Boundary Element Row-Subdomains for Simulating the Failure Processes in Heterogeneous Brittle Materials

    Zhenhan Yao1, Lingfei Gao1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.9, No.1, pp. 1-24, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2009.009.001
    Abstract To improve the effectiveness of the lattice model for simulating the failure processes of heterogeneous brittle materials, each lattice element is refined as a subdomain with homogenous material, and is modeled by the boundary element method in this paper. For simplicity, each subdomain is modeled with constant boundary elements. To enhance the efficiency, a row of sub-domains is formed, and then a chain structure of such row-subdomain is constructed. The row-equation systems are solved one by one, and then back substituted, to obtain the final solution. Such a chain subdomain approach of the boundary element method not only reduces the… More >


    A Discrete Fourier Transform Framework for Localization Relations

    D.T. Fullwood1, S.R. Kalidindi2, B.L. Adams1, S. Ahmadi1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.9, No.1, pp. 25-40, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2009.009.025
    Abstract Localization relations arise naturally in the formulation of multi-scale models. They facilitate statistical analysis of local phenomena that may contribute to failure related properties. The computational burden of dealing with such relations is high and recent work has focused on spectral methods to provide more efficient models. Issues with the inherent integrations in the framework have led to a tendency towards calibration-based approaches. In this paper a discrete Fourier transform framework is introduced, leading to an extremely efficient basis for the localization relations. Previous issues with the Green's function integrals are resolved, and the method is validated against finite element… More >


    Strategic Estimation of Kinetic Parameters in VGO Cracking

    Praveen Ch.1, Shishir Sinha1,2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.9, No.1, pp. 41-50, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2009.009.041
    Abstract Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit plays most important role in the economy of a modern refinery that it is use for value addition to the refinery products. Because of the importance of FCC unit in refining, considerable effort has been done by scientists till now on the modelling of this unit for better understanding and improved productivity. To model a FCC unit we have to know the unknown kinetic parameters of the governing equations.
    The basic aim of this paper is to prove that MATLABTM can be used as a tool to find unknown kinetic parameters of governing equations for… More >


    Simulation of delamination by means of cohesive elements using an explicit finite element code

    E.V. González1, P. Maimí1, A. Turon1, P.P. Camanho2, J. Renart1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.9, No.1, pp. 51-92, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2009.009.051
    Abstract This paper presents the formulation of a tri-dimensional cohesive element implemented in a user-written material subroutine for explicit finite element analysis. The cohesive element simulates the onset and propagation of the delamination in advanced composite materials. The delamination model is formulated by using a rigorous thermodynamic framework which takes into account the changes of mixed-mode loading conditions. The model is validated by comparing the finite element predictions with experimental data obtained in interlaminar fracture tests under quasi-static loading conditions. More >

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