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    Modeling of Hydro-Viscoelastic State of Deformable and Saturated Product During Convective Drying

    R. Lamloumi1,2, L. Hassini1, G. L. Lecomte-Nana2, M. A. Elcafsi1, D. Smith2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.43, No.3, pp. 137-152, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2014.043.137
    Abstract A mathematical model was developed to simulate in 2D the spatiotemporal evolution of the moisture content, the temperature and the mechanical stress within a deformable and saturated product during convective drying. A comprehensive hydro-thermal model had been merged with a Maxwell model with two branches, assuming a viscoelastic material, a plane deformation and an isotropic hydric-shrinkage of the sample. A long sample of clay mixture with a square section was chosen as an application case. The transport and equilibrium properties of the product required for the modeling were determined from previous experiments which were independent of the drying trials. In… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Wave Propagation in Functionally Graded Piezoelectric-piezomagnetic Rectangular Rings

    Yuchun Duan1, Xiaoming Zhang2,3, Yuqing Wang2, Jiangong Yu2
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.43, No.3, pp. 153-174, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2014.043.153
    Abstract The ring ultrasonic transducers are widely used in the ocean engineering and medical fields. This paper proposes a double orthogonal polynomial series approach to solve the wave propagation problem in a functionally graded piezoelectric-piezomagnetic (FGPP) ring with a rectangular cross-section. Through numerical comparison with the available reference results for a pure elastic homogeneous rectangular bar, the validity of the proposed approach is illustrated. The dispersion curves and displacement distributions of various FGPP rectangular bars are calculated to reveal their wave characteristics. The results can be used for the design and optimization of the ring FGPP transducers. More >

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    Modeling in Thermal Behavior of Charring Materials

    Weijie Li1, Haiming Huang1,2, Bangcheng Ai3, Ye Tian1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.43, No.3, pp. 175-196, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2014.043.175
    Abstract Physical and mathematical models are the key to analyze thermal behavior of charring materials in the thermal protection system of reentry vehicles subjected to aerodynamic heating. To explore the thermal behavior of charring ablator, we developed and compared two models (pyrolysis interface model and pyrolysis layer model) with pyrolysis and surface recession. Taking AVCOAT composites as an example, its nonlinear thermal behavior, which are caused by temperature dependent thermal properties, moving interfaces and moving boundary, were simulated using the calculation codes written respectively on the basis of the pyrolysis layer model and the pyrolysis interface model. Numerical results indicate that… More >

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