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    Direct Volume-to-Surface Integral Transformation for 2D BEM Analysis of Anisotropic Thermoelasticity

    Y.C. Shiah1, Chung-Lei Hsu1, Chyanbin Hwu1,2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.102, No.4, pp. 257-270, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2014.102.257
    Abstract As has been well documented for the boundary element method (BEM), a volume integral is present in the integral equation for thermoelastic analysis. Any attempt to directly integrate the integral shall inevitably involve internal discretization that will destroy the BEM’s distinctive notion as a true boundary solution technique. Among the schemes to overcome this difficulty, the exact transformation approach is the most elegant since neither further approximation nor internal treatments are involved. Such transformation for 2D anisotropic thermoelasticity has been achieved by Shiah and Tan (1999) with the aid of domain mapping. This paper revisits this problem and presents a… More >

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    Inverse Green Element Solutions of Heat Conduction Using the Time-Dependent and Logarithmic Fundamental Solutions

    Akpofure E. Taigbenu1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.102, No.4, pp. 271-289, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2014.102.271
    Abstract The solutions to inverse heat conduction problems (IHCPs) are provided in this paper by the Green element method (GEM), incorporating the logarithmic fundamental solution of the Laplace operator (Formulation 1) and the timedependent fundamental solution of the diffusion differential operator (Formulation 2). The IHCPs addressed relate to transient problems of the recovery of the temperature, heat flux and heat source in 2-D homogeneous domains. For each formulation, the global coefficient matrix is over-determined and ill-conditioned, requiring a solution strategy that involves the least square method with matrix decomposition by the singular value decomposition (SVD) method, and regularization by the Tikhonov… More >

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    Fatigue Crack Growth Reliability Analysis by Stochastic Boundary Element Method

    Xiyong Huang1, M. H. Aliabadi2, Z. Sharif Khodaei3
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.102, No.4, pp. 291-330, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2014.102.291
    Abstract In this paper, a stochastic dual boundary element formulation is presented for probabilistic analysis of fatigue crack growth. The method involves a direct differentiation approach for calculating boundary and fracture response derivatives with respect to random parameters. Total derivatives method is used to obtain the derivatives of fatigue parameters with respect to random parameters. First- Order Reliability Method (FORM) is applied to evaluate the most probable point (MPP). Opening mode fatigue crack growth problems are used as benchmarks to demonstrate the performance of the proposed method. More >

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    Using Eulerlets to Give a Boundary Integral Formulation in Euler Flow and Discussion on Applications

    Edmund Chadwick1, Apostolis Kapoulas
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.102, No.4, pp. 331-343, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2014.102.331
    Abstract Boundary element models in inviscid (Euler) flow dynamics for a manoeuvring body are difficult to formulate even for the steady case; Although the potential satisfies the Laplace equation, it has a jump discontinuity in twodimensional flow relating to the point vortex solution (from the 2π jump in the polar angle), and a singular discontinuity region in three-dimensional flow relating to the trailing vortex wake. So, instead models are usually constructed bottom up from distributions of these fundamental solutions giving point vortex thin body methods in two-dimensional flow, and panel methods and vortex lattice methods in three-dimensional flow amongst others. Instead,… More >

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