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    Investigation of the Embedded Element Technique for ModellingWavy CNT Composites

    Anna Y. Matveeva1, Helmut J. Böhm2, Grygoriy Kravchenko2, Ferrie W. J. van Hattum1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.42, No.1, pp. 1-23, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2014.042.001
    Abstract This paper presents a comparison of different finite element approaches to modelling polymers reinforced with wavy, hollow fibres with the aim of predicting the effective elastic stiffness tensors of the composites. The waviness of the tubes is described by sinusoidal models with different amplitude-to-wavelength parameters. These volume elements are discretized by structured volume meshes onto which fibres in the form of independently meshed beam, shell or volume elements are superimposed. An embedded element technique is used to link the two sets of meshes. Reference solutions are obtained from conventional three-dimensional volume models of the same phase arrangements. Periodicity boundary conditions… More >

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    Generalized RayleighWave Dispersion Analysis in a Pre-stressed Elastic Stratified Half-space with Imperfectly Bonded Interfaces

    M. Negin1, S. D. Akbarov2,3, M. E. Erguven1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.42, No.1, pp. 25-62, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2014.042.025
    Abstract Within the framework of the piecewise homogeneous body model the influence of the shear-spring type imperfect contact conditions on the dispersion relation of the generalized Rayleigh waves in the system consisting of the initially stressed covering layer and initially stressed half plane is investigated. The second version of the small initial deformation theory of the three-dimensional linearized theory of elastic waves in initially stressed bodies is applied and the elasticity relations of the materials of the constituents are described by the Murnaghan potential. The magnitude of the imperfectness of the contact conditions is estimated through the shear-spring type parameter. Consequently,… More >

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    Finite Element Modeling of Compressive Deformation of Super-long Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes

    J. Joseph1, Y. C. Lu 1,
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.42, No.1, pp. 63-74, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2014.042.063
    Abstract The super-long, vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (SL-VACNTs) are novel carbon nanomaterial produced from template-free synthesis. The mechanical responses of such material have been investigated by continuum finite element modeling and compared with experimental observations. The crushable foam model has been adequate in modeling the stress-strain curve and deformation of the SL-VACNTs under compression. SL-VACNTs are seen to exhibit transient elastic deformation at small displacement and then plastic deformation at large displacement. The deformation mostly occur at the position immediately beneath the compression platen (indenter face) due to the high stress/strain concentrations. More >

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    High Velocity Impact Behaviour of Layered Steel Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Composite (SFRCC) Panels

    Amar Prakash1, Srinivasan, S. M.2, Rama Mohan Rao, A.3
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.42, No.1, pp. 75-102, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2014.042.075
    Abstract Behaviour of layered steel fibre reinforced cementitious composite (SFRCC) panels is studied under high velocity impact of short projectiles. The panels consist of slurry infiltrated fibre concrete (SIFCON) layers in external faces and an intermediate (core) layer of latex modified concrete (LMC) and steel wire mesh embedded in cement sand slurry. In order to minimize acoustic impedance mismatch at the interfaces, judiciously selected materials are provided in the layers with appropriate lay-up sequences. For relative evaluation of high velocity impact performances of these panels', impact experiments are conducted in controlled environment. Two most commonly used types of short projectiles having… More >

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