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    Fracture Mechanics Based Model for Fatigue Remaining Life Prediction of RC beams Considering Corrosion Effects

    A Rama Chandra Murthy1, Smitha Gopinath1,2, Ashish Shrivastav1, G. S. Palani1, Nagesh R. Iyer1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.25, No.1, pp. 1-18, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.025.001
    Abstract This paper presents methodologies for crack growth study and fatigue remaining life prediction of reinforced concrete structural components accounting for the corrosion effects. Stress intensity factor (SIF) has been computed by using the principle of superposition. At each incremental crack length, net SIF has been computed as the difference of SIF of plain concrete and reinforcement. The behaviour of reinforcement has been considered as elasto-plastic. Uniform corrosion rate has been assumed in the modeling. Corrosion effect has been accounted in the form of reduction in the diameter and modulus of elasticity of steel. Numerical studies have been carried out to… More >

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    Non-Deterministic Structural Response and Reliability Analysis Using a Hybrid Perturbation-Based Stochastic Finite Element and Quasi-Monte Carlo Method

    C. Wang1, W. Gao1, C.W. Yang1, C.M. Song1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.25, No.1, pp. 19-46, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.025.019
    Abstract The random interval response and probabilistic interval reliability of structures with a mixture of random and interval properties are studied in this paper. Structural stiffness matrix is a random interval matrix if some structural parameters and loads are modeled as random variables and the others are considered as interval variables. The perturbation-based stochastic finite element method and random interval moment method are employed to develop the expressions for the mean value and standard deviation of random interval structural displacement and stress responses. The lower bound and upper bound of the mean value and standard deviation of random interval structural responses… More >

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    Experimental and Analytical Studies on Concrete Cylinders Wrapped with Fiber Reinforced Polymer

    Bhashya V.1, Ramesh G.1, Sundar Kumar S.1, Bharatkumar B. H.1, Krishnamoorthy T.S.1, Nagesh R Iyer.1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.25, No.1, pp. 47-74, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.025.047
    Abstract Fibre-reinforced polymers (FRPs) are being introduced into a wide variety of civil engineering applications. These materials have been found to be particularly attractive for applications involving the strengthening and rehabilitation of existing reinforced concrete structures. In this paper, experimental investigations and analytical studies on four series of the concrete cylinders wrapped with FRP are presented. First series consist of concrete cylinders wrapped with one layer carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP), second series concrete cylinders wrapped with two layers CFRP, in third series, concrete cylinders were wrapped with one layer glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) and the fourth series consist of… More >

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    Simulation Analysis and Experiment Study of Nanocutting with AFM Probe on the Surface of Sapphire Substrate by Using Three Dimensional Quasi-steady Molecular Statics Nanocutting Model

    Zone-Ching Lin1, Ying-Chih Hsu1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.25, No.1, pp. 75-106, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.025.075
    Abstract The three-dimensional quasi-steady molecular statics nanocutting model is used by this paper to carry out simulation analysis of nanocutting of sapphire in order to explore the effects of conical tools with different tip radii of probe and straight-line cutting at different cutting depths, on cutting force. Meanwhile, this paper uses a cutting tool of atomic force microscopy (AFM) with a probe tip similar to a semisphere to conduct nanocutting experiment of sapphire substrate. Furthermore, from the experimental results of nanocutting sapphire substrate, this paper innovatively proposes the theoretical model and equation that the specific down force energy (SDFE) during nanocutting… More >

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