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    A Hybrid Laplace Transform/Finite Difference Boundary Element Method for Diffusion Problems

    A. J. Davies1, D. Crann1, S. J. Kane1, C-H. Lai2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.18, No.2, pp. 79-86, 2007, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2007.018.079
    Abstract The solution process for diffusion problems usually involves the time development separately from the space solution. A finite difference algorithm in time requires a sequential time development in which all previous values must be determined prior to the current value. The Stehfest Laplace transform algorithm, however, allows time solutions without the knowledge of prior values. It is of interest to be able to develop a time-domain decomposition suitable for implementation in a parallel environment. One such possibility is to use the Laplace transform to develop coarse-grained solutions which act as the initial values for a set of fine-grained solutions. The… More >

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    Numerical Simulations of Irregular Particle Transport in Turbulent Flows Using Coupled LBM-DEM

    K. Han 1, Y. T. Feng 1, D. R. J. Owen1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.18, No.2, pp. 87-100, 2007, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2007.018.087
    Abstract Numerical procedures are introduced for simulations of irregular particle transport in turbulent flows using the coupled lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) and the discrete element method (DEM). The fluid field is solved by the extended LBM with the incorporation of the Smagorinsky turbulence approach, while particle interaction is modeled by the DEM. The hydrodynamic interactions between fluid and particles are realised through an immersed boundary condition, which gives rise to a coupled solution strategy to model the fluid-particle system under consideration. Main computational aspects comprise the lattice Boltzmann formulation for the solution of fluid flows; the incorporation of the large eddy… More >

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    Finite Element Analysis of Particle Assembly-water Coupled Frictional Contact Problem

    S. Ozaki1, K. Hashiguchi2, T. Okayasu2, D.H. Chen1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.18, No.2, pp. 101-120, 2007, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2007.018.101
    Abstract In order to analyze precisely not only the elastoplastic deformation phenomenon of saturated particle assembly such as soils, grains, powdered and tablet medicines or three dimensional cellular materials, but also the frictional sliding phenomenon between saturated particle assembly and other bodies, a particle assembly-water coupled finite element program, that incorporates both the subloading surface and the subloading-friction models, is developed. Subsequently, simulations of the compaction behavior of saturated particle assembly under strain rate control are performed. It is revealed by the numerical experiment adopting the finite element program that the frictional sliding behavior of the contact boundary influences both the… More >

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    Buckling and Free Vibrations of Sandwich General shells of Revolution with Composite facings and Viscoelastic core under Thermal Environment using Semi-analytical Method

    Sharnappa1, N. Ganesan2, Raju Sethuraman3
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.18, No.2, pp. 121-144, 2007, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2007.018.121
    Abstract This article presents the study on buckling and free vibration behavior of sandwich general shells of revolution under thermal environment using Wilkins theory. The temperature assumes to be uniform over the shell structure. The numerical analysis is based on the semi-analytical finite element method applicable to thick shells. The analysis is carried out for different geometry such as truncated conical and hemispherical shells with various facing and core materials under clamped-clamped boundary condition. The parametric study is carried out for different core to facing (tc / tf) thickness ratio by considering the temperature dependent and independent material properties of the… More >

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    Structural Arrangement Effects of Mineral Platelets on the Nature of Stress Distribution in Bio-Composites

    S. Anup1, S. M. Sivakumar2, G. K. Suraishkumar3
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.18, No.2, pp. 145-154, 2007, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2007.018.145
    Abstract Bone is a hierarchical bio-composite, and has a staggered arrangement of soft protein molecules interspaced with hard mineral platelets at the fine ultrastructure level. The investigation into reasons for high fracture toughness of bio-composites such as bone requires consideration of properties at the different levels of hierarchy. In this work, the analysis is done at the continuum level, but the properties used are appropriate to that of the level considered. In this way, the properties at the fine ultrastructure level of bone is considered in the stress distribution analysis of a platelet adjacent to the broken platelet. Results show the… More >

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