Home / Journals / CMES / Vol.22, No.1, 2007
Table of Content
  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Structural Analysis of the Right Rear Lug of American Airlines Flight 587*

    I.S. Raju1, E.H. Glaessgen1, B.H. Mason1, T. Krishnamurthy1, C.G. Davila1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.22, No.1, pp. 1-30, 2007, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2007.022.001
    Abstract A detailed finite element analysis of the right rear lug of the American Airlines Flight 587 - Airbus A300-600R was performed as part of the National Transportation Safety Board's failure investigation of the accident that occurred on November 12, 2001. The loads experienced by the right rear lug were evaluated using global models of the vertical tail, local models near the right rear lug, and a global-local analysis procedure. The right rear lug was analyzed using two modeling approaches. In the first approach, solid-shell type modeling was used, and in the second approach, layered-shell type modeling was used. The solid-shell… More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Non-Equilibrium Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Water Flow around a Carbon Nanotube

    Wenzhong Tang1, Suresh G. Advani1,2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.22, No.1, pp. 31-40, 2007, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2007.022.031
    Abstract In this paper, non-equilibrium molecular dynamics (MD) simulations were performed to investigate water flow around a single-walled carbon nanotube. In the simulation, the nanotube was modeled as a rigid cylinder of carbon atoms. Water molecules were described with the extended simple point charge (SPC/E) model. The nanotube-water interactions were calculated with a Lennard-Jones potential between carbon-oxygen pairs. The water-water interactions comprised a Lennard-Jones potential between the oxygen-oxygen pairs and a Coulomb potential between all charge sites on interactive water molecules. It was shown that classical continuum mechanics does not hold when the drag forces on the nanotube are considered. In… More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Fictitious Domain with Least-Squares Spectral Element Method to Explore Geometric Uncertainties by Non-Intrusive Polynomial Chaos Method

    L. Parussini1, V. Pediroda2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.22, No.1, pp. 41-64, 2007, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2007.022.041
    Abstract In this paper the Non-Intrusive Polynomial Chaos Method coupled to a Fictitious Domain approach has been applied to one- and two-dimensional elliptic problems with geometric uncertainties, in order to demonstrate the accuracy and convergence of the methodology. The main advantage of non-intrusive formulation is that existing deterministic solvers can be used. A new Least-Squares Spectral Element method has been employed for the analysis of deterministic differential problems obtained by Non-Intrusive Polynomial Chaos. This algorithm employs a Fictitious Domain approach and for this reason its main advantage lies in the fact that only a Cartesian mesh needs to be generated. Excellent… More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Meshless Local Petrov-Galerkin Collocation Method for Two-dimensional Heat Conduction Problems

    WU XueHong1, SHEN ShengPing2, TAO WenQuan1,3
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.22, No.1, pp. 65-76, 2007, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2007.022.065
    Abstract Meshless local Petrov-Galerkin collocation method is applied to compute two-dimensional heat conduction problems in irregular domain. By taking the Dirac's Delta function as the test function, the local domain integration is avoided. The essential boundary conditions can be implemented easily in this method. A case that has analytical solution shows the present method can obtain desired accuracy and efficient. Two cases in engineering are computed to validate the approach by comparing the present method with the finite volume method (FVM) solutions obtained from a commercial CFD package FLUENT 6.3. The results show that the present method is in good agreement… More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Modeling of Degraded Composite Beam Due to Moisture Absorption For Wave Based Detection.

    Shamsh Tabrez, Mira Mitra, S. Gopalakrishnan1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.22, No.1, pp. 77-90, 2007, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2007.022.077
    Abstract In this paper, wave propagation is studied in degraded composite beam due to moisture absorption. The obtained wave responses are then used for diagnosis of the degraded zone. Moisture absorption causes an irreversible hygrothermal deterioration of the material. The change in temperature and moisture absorption changes the mechanical properties. Thus this affects the structure in dimensional stability as well as material degradation due to reduction in mechanical properties. Here, the composite beam is modeled as Timoshenko beam using wavelet based spectral finite element (WSFE) method. The WSFE technique is especially tailored for simulation of wave propagation. It involves Daubechies scaling… More >

Share Link

WeChat scan