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    Analyzing Production-Induced Subsidence using Coupled Displacement Discontinuity and Finite Element Methods

    Shunde Yin1, Leo Rothenburg1, Maurice B. Dusseault1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.19, No.2, pp. 111-120, 2007, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2007.019.111
    Abstract Subsidence problem is of great importance in petroleum engineering and environmental engineering. In this paper, we firstly apply a hybrid Displacement Discontinuity-FEM modeling to this classic problem: the evaluation of subsidence over a compacting oil reservoir. We use displacement discontinuity method to account for the reservoir surrounding area, and finite element methods in the fully coupled simulation of the reservoir itself. This approach greatly reduces the number of degrees of freedom compared to an analyzing fully coupled problem using only a finite element or finite difference discretization. More >

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    Molecular Mechanics Based Finite Element For Carbon Nanotube Modeling

    T.C. Theodosiou1, D.A. Saravanos2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.19, No.2, pp. 121-134, 2007, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2007.019.121
    Abstract In this paper a new method is introduced for carbon nanotube modeling combining features of Molecular Mechanics and Finite Element Analysis. Repetitive atomic cells are treated as finite elements, whose internal energy is determined by the semi-empirical Brenner molecular potential model; internal forces and linearized stiffness matrices are formulated analytically in order to gain in speed and accuracy, and the resultant discrete system is formulated and solved using the Newton-Raphson method. The presented method is validated through comparisons to numerical and experimental results provided by other researchers. The bending and shearing of CNTs is also simulated. More >

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    The Parallel Mechanism of Node-Based Seamless Finite Element Method

    Y.F. Nie1, S. Chang1, X.K. Fan1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.19, No.2, pp. 135-144, 2007, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2007.019.135
    Abstract A new parallel mechanism for Node-based Seamless Finite Element Method was proposed in this paper, which possessed the following three prominent points: realizing the workload balance for the parallel processes naturally, achieving synchronization of all the schedules under complex parallel environment, and filling up the gap between pre-processing and main processing. To support the scheme, three specific solutions of the parallel mechanism were proposed in this paper, all of which achieved the highly efficient parallel seamless connection between the FEM mesh generation process and structure analysis process. Two of the three schemes, i.e. dynamic scheme and self-adaptive scheme, enabled both… More >

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    A MRIEM for Solving the Laplace Equation in the Doubly-Connected Domain

    Chein-Shan Liu1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.19, No.2, pp. 145-162, 2007, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2007.019.145
    Abstract A new method is developed to solve the Dirichlet problems for the two-dimensional Laplace equation in the doubly-connected domains, namely the meshless regularized integral equations method (MRIEM), which consists of three portions: Fourier series expansion, the Fredholm integral equations, and linear equations to determine the unknown boundary conditions onartificial circles. The boundary integral equations on artificial circles are singular-free and the kernels are degenerate. When boundary-type methods are inefficient to treat the problems with complicated domains, the new method can be applicable for such problems. The new method by using the Fourier series and the Fourier coefficients can be adopted… More >

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    On the Modelling of Rate-Dependent Domain Switching in Piezoelectric Materials under Superimposed Stresses

    A. Arockiarajan1, A. Menzel2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.19, No.2, pp. 163-178, 2007, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2007.019.163
    Abstract To study rate-dependent properties of piezoelectric materials a micro-mechanically motivated model is applied in this work. The developed framework is embedded into a coupled three-dimensional finite element setting, whereby each element is assumed to represent one grain and, moreover, possesses a random initialisation of the underlying polarisation direction. Furthermore, an energy-based criterion is used for the initiation of the onset of domain switching and the subsequent propagation of domain wall motion during the switching process is modelled via a linear kinetics theory. The interaction between individual grains is thereby incorporated by means of a probabilistic approach -- a purely phenomenologically… More >

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