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  • Open Access

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    Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the Nanoindentation for Aluminum and Copper

    Xiaozhi Tang1, Yafang Guo1, Yu Gao1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.23, No.1, pp. 1-8, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.023.001
    Abstract Atomistic simulations were performed to study the nanoindentation for two kinds of FCC metals, aluminum and copper. Due to the higher stacking faults in aluminum than in copper, two different deformation mechanisms were observed in our simulation under exactly the same simulation condition. Aluminum and copper also showed different mechanical properties in the unloading stage. The influence of stacking sequence along the loading direction on deformation mechanism was also investigated in this paper. More >

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    ARTICLE

    A Coupling Algorithm of Finite Element Method and Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics for Impact Computations

    Yihua Xiao1, Xu Han1,2, Dean Hu1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.23, No.1, pp. 9-34, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.023.009
    Abstract For impact computations, it is efficient to model small and large deformation regions by Finite Element Method (FEM) and Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH), respectively. However, it requires an effective algorithm to couple FEM and SPH calculations. To fulfill this requirement, an alternative coupling algorithm is presented in this paper. In the algorithm, the coupling between element and particle regions are achieved by treating elements as imaginary particles and applying equivalent tractions to element sides on coupling interfaces. In addition, an adaptive coupling technique is proposed based on the algorithm to improve the computational efficiency of FEM-SPH coupling further. For this… More >

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    ARTICLE

    An Interaction Integral Method for Computing Fracture Parameters in Functionally Graded Magnetoelectroelastic Composites

    J. Sladek1, V. Sladek1, P. Stanak1, Ch. Zhang2, M. Wünsche2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.23, No.1, pp. 35-68, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.023.035
    Abstract A contour integral method is developed for the computation of stress intensity, electric and magnetic intensity factors for cracks in continuously nonhomogeneous magnetoelectroelastic solids under a transient dynamic load. It is shown that the asymptotic fields in the crack-tip vicinity in a continuously nonhomogeneos medium are the same as in a homogeneous one. A meshless method based on the local Petrov-Galerkin approach is applied for the computation of the physical fields occurring in the contour integral expressions of intensity factors. A unit step function is used as the test functions in the local weak-form. This leads to local integral equations… More >

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    ARTICLE

    The Global Nonlinear Galerkin Method for the Analysis of Elastic Large Deflections of Plates under Combined Loads: A Scalar Homotopy Method for the Direct Solution of Nonlinear Algebraic Equations

    Hong-Hua Dai1,2, Jeom Kee Paik3, Satya N. Atluri2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.23, No.1, pp. 69-100, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.023.069
    Abstract In this paper, the global nonlinear Galerkin method is used to perform an accurate and efficient analysis of the large deflection behavior of a simply-supported rectangular plate under combined loads. Through applying the Galerkin method to the governing nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs) of the plate, we derive a system of coupled third order nonlinear algebraic equations (NAEs). However, the resultant system of NAEs is thought to be hard to tackle because one has to find the one physical solution from among the possible multiple solutions. Therefore, a suitable initial guess is required to lead to the real solution for… More >

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