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    Improved Failure Mode Identification and Reliability Estimates for Electricity Transmission Towers

    Xuwen An1,2, Jianguo Hou3, P.D. Gosling4, Dong Dai5, Long Xiao6, Xiaoyi Zhou7
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.107, No.1, pp. 1-25, 2015, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2015.107.001
    Abstract Studies on the theory of structural system reliability includes identification of main the failure modes and calculation of inclusive failure probabilities for the structural system. The efficient and accurate identification of failure modes in structural systems is difficult and represents a key focus for research in system reliability. The fundamental theory of the branch and bound algorithm for stage critical strength is reviewed in this paper. Some deficiencies in this method are highlighted. Corresponding approaches to overcome these deficiencies are proposed. Calculated system reliability solutions to the classical model, a truss with 10 elements, indicate that the improvement measures proposed… More >

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    Least Squares Stochastic Finite Element Method in Structural Stability Analysis of Steel Skeletal Structures1

    Marcin Kamiński2, Jacek Szafran3
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.107, No.1, pp. 27-57, 2015, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2015.107.027
    Abstract Basic probabilistic characteristics and reliability indices of critical forces for high steel skeletal towers are numerically modeled by using the Stochastic, perturbation-based Finite Element Method. It is implemented together with the Weighted Least Squares Method and compared with the Monte-Carlo simulation as well as with the semi-analytical Probabilistic FEM. The Finite Element Method solution to the stability problem for a full 3D model of a tower accounts for both first and second order effects known from the engineering codes as the so-called P-delta effect. Two different Gaussian input random variables are adopted here – Young modulus of steel as well… More >

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    Fast Mold Filling Simulation Based on the Geodesic Distance Calculation Algorithm for Liquid Composite Molding Processes

    J. Wang1,2, P. Simacek1,2, S.G. Advani1,2,3
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.107, No.1, pp. 59-79, 2015, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2015.107.059
    Abstract In Liquid Composite Molding (LCM) processes, resin is introduced into a stationary fiber reinforcement placed in the mold, until the reinforcement gets fully saturated with resin and all volatiles are vented out of the part. Finite element based software packages have been developed to simulate the mold filling process and eliminate expensive and tedious trial and error practices to arrive at a successful mold filling without any voids. However, the non-homogeneity of the fiber reinforcement material and its placement and layup in the mold creates a large degree of variability of flow patterns during the resin impregnation process. Executing simulations… More >

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