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Preface

CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.52, No.2, 2009

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Gradient Theory of Damage Coupled to Frictional Contact and Wear, and Its Numerical Treatment

Peter J. Ireman, Anders Klarbring1, Niclas Strömberg
CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.52, No.2, pp. 125-158, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.052.125
Abstract In this paper finite element approaches for fretting fatigue are proposed on the basis of a non-local model of continuum damage coupled to friction and wear. The model is formulated in the frame-work of a standard material. In a previous paper this was done in the spirit of Maugin, where an extra entropy flux is introduced in the second law in order to include the gradient of the internal variable in a proper manner. In this paper we follow instead the ideas of Frémond and others, where this extra entropy flux is no longer needed,… More >

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A Generalized Kelvin Solution Based BEM for Contact Problems of Elastic Indenter on Functionally Graded Materials

H. T. Xiao1, Z. Q. Yue2
CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.52, No.2, pp. 159-180, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.052.159
Abstract This paper presents a three-dimensional boundary element method for contact problems of an elastic indenter on the surface of functionally graded materials (FGMs). The FGM elastic properties can have any irregular variations with depth. The indenter is subjected to the loading normal to the flat contact surface. The classical Kelvin solution is used for the mathematical formulation of the homogeneous elastic indenter. The generalized Kelvin solution is used for the mathematical formulation of the FGM base. The contact variables are defined with respect to each of the surfaces using local coordinate systems. The corresponding contact More >

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Uncertainty Analysis for a Particle Model of Granular Chute Flow

F. Fleissner1, T. Haag2, M. Hanss2, P. Eberhard1
CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.52, No.2, pp. 181-196, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.052.181
Abstract In alpine regions human settlements and infrastructure are at risk to be hit by landslides or other types of geological flows. This paper presents a new approach that can aid the design of protective constructions. An uncertainty analysis of the flow around a debris barrier is carried out using a chute flow laboratory model of the actual debris flow. A series of discrete element simulations thereby serves to compare and assess two different barrier designs. In this study, the transformation method of fuzzy arithmetic is used to investigate the influence of epistemically uncertain model parameters. More >

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Micromechanics Based Stress-Displacement Relationships of Rough Contacts: Numerical Implementation under Combined Normal and Shear Loading

Anil Misra1, Shiping Huang1
CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.52, No.2, pp. 197-216, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.052.197
Abstract The behavior of contact between solid bodies with rough surfaces under combined normal and shear loading remains a problem of interest in many areas of engineering. In this paper, we have utilized a micromechanical methodology to derive an expression of stress-displacement relationship applicable to combined normal and shear loading conditions. The micromechanical methodology considers the mechanics of asperity contacts and the interface roughness in terms of asperity height and asperity contact orientation distribution. A numerical procedure is implemented to evaluate the derived expressions under complex and mixed loading conditions using an incremental approach. We find More >

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