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A (Constrained) Microstretch Approach in Living Tissue Modeling: a Numerical Investigation Using the Local Point Interpolation – Boundary Element Method

Jean-Philippe Jehl1, Richard Kouitat Njiwa2
CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.102, No.5, pp. 345-358, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2014.102.345
Abstract Extended continuum mechanical approaches are now becoming increasingly popular for modeling various types of microstructured materials such as foams and porous solids. The potential advantages of the microcontinuum approach are currently being investigated in the field of biomechanical modeling. In this field, conducting a numerical investigation of the material response is evidently of paramount importance. This study sought to investigate the potential of the (constrained) microstretch modeling method. The problem’s field equations have been solved by applying a numerical approach combining the conventional isotropic boundary elements method with local radial point interpolation. Our resulting numerical examples demonstrated that the model… More >

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Analysis of 3D Anisotropic Solids Using Fundamental Solutions Based on Fourier Series and the Adaptive Cross Approximation Method

R. Q. Rodríguez1,2, C. L. Tan2, P. Sollero1, E. L. Albuquerque3
CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.102, No.5, pp. 359-372, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2014.102.359
Abstract The efficient evaluation of the fundamental solution for 3D general anisotropic elasticity is a subject of great interest in the BEM community due to its mathematical complexity. Recently, Tan, Shiah, andWang (2013) have represented the algebraically explicit form of it developed by Ting and Lee (Ting and Lee, 1997; Lee, 2003) by a computational efficient double Fourier series. The Fourier coefficients are numerically evaluated only once for a specific material and are independent of the number of field points in the BEM analysis. This work deals with the application of hierarchical matrices and low rank approximations, applying the Adaptive Cross… More >

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An Improved Isogeometric Boundary Element Method Approach in Two Dimensional Elastostatics

Vincenzo Mallardo1, Eugenio Ruocco2
CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.102, No.5, pp. 373-391, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2014.102.373
Abstract The NURBS based isogeometric analysis offers a novel integration between the CAD and the numerical structural analysis codes due to its superior capacity to describe accurately any complex geometry. Since it was proposed in 2005, the approach has attracted rapidly growing research interests and wide applications in the Finite Element context. Only recently, in 2012, it was successfully tested together with the Boundary Element Method. The combination of the isogeometric approach and the Boundary Element Method is efficient since both the NURBS geometrical representation and the Boundary Element Method deal with quantities entirely on the boundary of the problem. Actually,… More >

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Free-Space Fundamental Solution of a 2D Steady Slow Viscous MHD Flow

A. Sellier1, S. H. Aydin2, M. Tezer-Sezgin3
CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.102, No.5, pp. 393-406, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2014.102.393
Abstract The fundamental free-space 2D steady creeping MHD flow produced by a concentrated point force of strength g located at a so-called source point x0 in an unbounded conducting Newtonian liquid with uniform viscosity µ and conductivity σ > 0 subject to a prescribed uniform ambient magnetic field B = Be1 is analytically obtained. More precisely, not only the produced flow pressure p and velocity u but also the resulting stress tensor field σ are expressed at any observation point x ≠ x0 in terms of usual modified Bessel functions, the vectors g, x-x0 and the so-called Hartmann layer thickness d… More >

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Voxel-based Analysis of Electrostatic Fields in Virtual-human Model Duke using Indirect Boundary Element Method with Fast Multipole Method