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    First Principles Computations of the Oxygen Reduction Reaction on Solid Metal Clusters

    Cheng-Hung San1, Chuang-Pin Chiu1, Che-Wun Hong1,2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.26, No.3, pp. 167-186, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.026.167
    Abstract An improvement in the catalytic process of oxygen reduction reactions is of prime importance for further progress in low temperature fuel cell performance. This paper intends to investigate this problem from a fundamental quantum mechanics viewpoint. For this purpose, a hybrid density functional theory is employed to analyze the catalytic mechanism of the oxygen reduction at the fuel cell cathode. Major steps in the oxygen reduction that include the oxygen adsorption on solid metal clusters (e.g. Cu and Pt) and complete four proton transfer steps are simulated. Proton transfer processes from hydroniums to the adsorbed oxygen molecules to produce water… More >

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    Stress Analysis of Elastic Roof with Boundary Element Formulations

    Dan Ma1,2, Xianbiao Mao1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.26, No.3, pp. 187-200, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.026.187
    Abstract Roof is one of the most important structures in coal mining engineering, which needs to be studied thoroughly at the theoretical level, while elastic roof is treated as one of the problems for elastic plates in this paper. The existing literatures on elastic plates have largely restricted to different engineering but all most minority for coal mining engineering. Based on the mechanical models of plane and bending stress for elastic roof, using the boundary integral equations which is obtained by the natural boundary reduction, this paper obtains the elastic roof's Airy stress functions of the problem of inner elastic plane… More >

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    A Combined Sensitive Matrix Method and Maximum Likelihood Method for Uncertainty Inverse Problems

    W. Zhang1, X. Han1,2, J. Liu1, Z. H. Tan1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.26, No.3, pp. 201-226, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.026.201
    Abstract The uncertainty inverse problems with insufficiency and imprecision in the input and/or output parameters are widely existing and unsolved in the practical engineering. The insufficiency refers to the partly known parameters in the input and/or output, and the imprecision refers to the measurement errors of these ones. In this paper, a combined method is proposed to deal with such problems. In this method, the imprecision of these known parameters can be described by probability distribution with a certain mean value and variance. Sensitive matrix method is first used to transform the insufficient formulation in the input and/or output to a… More >

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    H-Adaptive Local Radial Basis Function Collocation Meshless Method

    G. Kosec1, B. Šarler1,2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.26, No.3, pp. 227-254, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.026.227
    Abstract This paper introduces an effective H-adaptive upgrade to solution of the transport phenomena by the novel Local Radial Basis Function Collocation Method (LRBFCM). The transport variable is represented on overlapping 5-noded influence-domains through collocation by using multiquadrics Radial Basis Functions (RBF). The involved first and second derivatives of the variable are calculated from the respective derivatives of the RBFs. The transport equation is solved through explicit time stepping. The H-adaptive upgrade includes refinement/derefinement of one to four nodes to/from the vicinity of the reference node. The number of the nodes added or removed depends on the topology of the reference… More >

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