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    Fracture Mechanics Approach to Estimate Fatigue Lives of Welded Lap-Shear Specimens

    1Poh-Sang Lam2, Jwo Pan3
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.46, No.1, pp. 1-16, 2015, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2015.046.001
    Abstract A full range of stress intensity factor solutions for a kinked crack with finite length is developed as a function of weld width and the sheet thickness. When used with the main crack solutions (global stress intensity factors) in terms of the applied load and the specimen geometric parameters, the fatigue lives of the kinked crack can be estimated for the laser-welded lap-shear specimens. The predicted curve for the load range-fatigue life passes through the cluster of experimental data and is in good agreement. A classical solution associated with an infinitesimal kink is also employed. However, its life prediction tends… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Three-Dimensional Free Vibration Analysis of Sandwich FGM Cylinders with Combinations of Simply-Supported and Clamped Edges and Using the Multiple Time Scale and Meshless Methods

    Chih-Ping Wu, Ruei-Yong Jiang
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.46, No.1, pp. 17-56, 2015, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2015.046.017
    Abstract An asymptotic meshless method using the differential reproducing kernel (DRK) interpolation and multiple time scale methods is developed for the three-dimensional (3D) free vibration analysis of sandwich functionally graded material (FGM) circular hollow cylinders with combinations of simply-supported and clamped edge conditions. In the formulation, we perform the mathematical processes of nondimensionalization, asymptotic expansion and successive integration to obtain recurrent sets of motion equations for various order problems. Classical shell theory (CST) is derived as a first-order approximation of the 3D elasticity theory, and the motion equations for higher-order problems retain the same differential operators as those of CST, although… More >

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    SPH and FEM Investigation of Hydrodynamic Impact Problems

    Al-Bahkali Essam1, Souli Mhamed2, Al-Bahkali Thamar1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.46, No.1, pp. 57-78, 2015, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2015.046.057
    Abstract Simulation of hydrodynamic impact problems and its effect on surrounding structures, can be considered as a fluid structure coupling problem. The application is mainly used in automotive and aerospace engineering and also in civil engineering. Classical FEM and Finite Volume methods were the main formulations used by engineers to solve these problems. For the last decades, new formulations have been developed for fluid structure coupling applications using mesh free methods as SPH method, (Smooth Particle Hydrodynamic) and DEM (Discrete Element Method). Up to these days very little has been done to compare different methods and assess which one would be… More >

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