Journals / ICCES / Vol.4, No.3
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    Non-thermal Statistical Mechanics of Disordered Structures and Materials

    A.H.W. Ngan1
    The International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences, Vol.4, No.3, pp. 137-144, 2007, DOI:10.3970/icces.2007.004.137
    Abstract When a random structure is loaded by far-field stresses, the elements inside will not be subject to the same forces because of structural inhomogeneities. Such a system represents an interesting analog to a thermal system at equilibrium -- the structural irregularities qualify for a description by a Shannon-like entropy, and there is also the usual (e.g. elastic) strain energy. When an entropy is related to energy, one immediately steps into the familiar field of statistical mechanics, but for a strained random structure, the real (Kelvin) temperature plays no role. Instead, an effective temperature exists but this is not the Kelvin… More >

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    Design Improvement of OPT-H Type Nuclear Fuel Rod Support Grid using Axiomatic design and Optimization

    S.H. Lee1, J.Y. Kim2, K.H. Yoon3, K.N. Song4
    The International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences, Vol.4, No.3, pp. 145-150, 2007, DOI:10.3970/icces.2007.004.145
    Abstract The nuclear fuel rod support grid is an important structural part of a nuclear fuel assembly used in the pressurized light water reactor. It provides flexible support for the nuclear fuel rods which experience severe thermal expansion and contraction caused by the harsh operational condition in the core. Diverse design requirements should be set on the performances of multidisciplinary nature such as impact resistance, spring characteristics, possible amount of fretting wear on fuel rods, coolant flow and heat transfer around it, and so on. In this paper, an effort is reported to improve the impact resistance of OPT-H type support… More >

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    PDSL and SDSL Parallel Visualization Algorithms for Large-scale Finite Element Analysis Data in Distributed Parallel Computing Environment

    Jin Yeon Cho1, Yun Hyuk Choi2, You Me Song3, Chang Sik Kim4
    The International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences, Vol.4, No.3, pp. 151-158, 2007, DOI:10.3970/icces.2007.004.151
    Abstract In this work, PDSL(pre-detection sort last) and SDSL(strip-wise decomposition sort last) parallel visualization algorithms are proposed for efficient visualization of massive data generated from large-scale parallel finite element analysis through investigating the characteristics of distributed parallel finite element analysis procedure. The proposed parallel visualization algorithms are based on the sort last approach, and designed to be highly compatible with the characteristics of domain-wise computation in parallel finite element analysis. To investigate the performances of proposed algorithms, in-house software is developed by applying the binary tree network communication pattern along with the proposed sorting algorithms, and benchmarking test for parallel visualization… More >

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    HYBRID a powerful Boundary Element-Finite Element Method(BEM/FEM) software for analysis of seismic response of multiphase porous media

    B. Gatmiri1
    The International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences, Vol.4, No.3, pp. 159-166, 2007, DOI:10.3970/icces.2007.004.159
    Abstract This document summarizes the basic concepts and steps of establishment of the set of equations of wave propoagation in far field and of the dynamic behaviour of porous media in the near field. A breif description of HYBRID software as a powerful tool for evaluation of local seismic site effect is presented. The Combination of the FEM and BEM and improvement of numerical algorithm for the time truncation are described. More >

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    Behaviour of Flexible Batter

    Sastry Vankamamidi1
    The International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences, Vol.4, No.3, pp. 167-170, 2007, DOI:10.3970/icces.2007.004.167
    Abstract The behaviour of single free head model flexible batter piles buried in sand and subjected to horizontal loads is investigated. The theoretical estimates of ultimate load, location and magnitude of maximum bending moment for the piles were obtained by considering a vertical rigid pile under inclined load and using semi empirical relations. The length of the equivalent rigid pile was based on the relative stiffness factor of the pile. Model tests were carried out using instrumented flexible piles of wide ranging flexibilities. The piles were buried in loose sand at batter angles of β = ± 30°, ± 15° and… More >

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    Identification Problems in Metal Forming

    Iwona Pokorska1, Andrzej Sluzalec2
    The International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences, Vol.4, No.3, pp. 171-178, 2007, DOI:10.3970/icces.2007.004.171
    Abstract This work has been focused on a unified approach for parameter identification in metal forming processes of poroplastic materials. In order to solve the associated inverse problem a chosen functional is minimized by the use of gradient based methods and a sensitivity analysis. Several numerical and experimental results were presented. These are: the direct problem of simple compression, re-identification of flow stress and identification of loading functions. More >

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    Existence of Non-propagating Micro-cracks under the Fatigue Limit

    S. Nishida1, N. Hattori1
    The International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences, Vol.4, No.3, pp. 179-186, 2007, DOI:10.3970/icces.2007.004.179
    Abstract The authors have experimentally confirmed that the non-propagating microcracks are observed in the low carbon plain specimens subjected to the stress of fatigue limit by 1×107 cycles and not observed in those of pure copper and aluminum alloys etc.. In addition, there exists clear fatigue limit in typical austenitic stainless steel SUS304 but not exist the non-propagating micro-cracks subjected to the stress of fatigue limit by 1×107 cycles. On the other hand, there exist not only clear fatigue limit but also non-propagating micro-cracks in the high manganese austenitic steel (HMA 0.20%C steel). Then, the authors have focused to the existence… More >

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    The Out-of-Plane Strain Measurement of Composite Sandwich Plate with Fully-Potted Insert Using Digital Phase-Shifting Shearography

    Song-Jeng Huang1, Yan-Fu Liu2
    The International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences, Vol.4, No.3, pp. 187-194, 2007, DOI:10.3970/icces.2007.004.187
    Abstract A digital shearographic (DS) technique is a tool well-suited for precision strain measurement and is a nondestructive testing technology. But the fringe patterns of shearography are not so clear. A phase-shifting technique is incorporated into DS and demonstrated to yield fringe patterns with good quality. The major purpose of this study is to produce a measuring system of digital phase-shifting shearography (DPSS) to measure out-of-plan strain of sandwich plate with fully-potted insert. The system mainly includes piezoelectric transducer, servo controller, Michelson shearing mechanism, image processing system and loading system. The Macy algorithm is used for program simulation, and applying noise… More >

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    Comparison of Fabrication Cost of Composite Bipolar Plates Made by Compression Molding and by Machining

    H.S. Lee1, W.S. Chu1, Y.C. Kang1, H.J. Kang1, S.H. Ahn2
    The International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences, Vol.4, No.3, pp. 195-200, 2007, DOI:10.3970/icces.2007.004.195
    Abstract The fuel cell is one of promising environment-friendly energy sources for the next generation. The bipolar plate is a major component of the Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell stack, and it takes a large portion of stack volume, weight and cost. In this study, as alternative materials for bipolar plate of PEM fuel cells, graphite composites were fabricated by compression molding and by machining. Graphite particles mixed with epoxy resin were used as the main substance to provide electric conductivity. Flow channels were fabricated by compression molding applying design of experiments (DOE) in order to evaluate moldability. The cost… More >

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