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    Simulation of Mastic Erosion from Open-Graded Asphalt Mixes Using a Hybrid Lagrangian-Eulerian Finite Element Approach

    N.Kringos1, A.Scarpas1, A.P.S. Selvadurai2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.28, No.3, pp. 147-160, 2008, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2008.028.147
    Abstract This paper presents a numerical approach for the modeling of water flow induced mastic erosion from a permeable asphalt mix and is part of an ongoing effort to model moisture-induced damage in asphalt mixes. Due to the complex composite structure of asphalt mixtures, moisture can infiltrate in various ways into the components and have an adverse effect on its mechanical performance. Depending on the gradation of the asphalt aggregates and the mixing procedure, asphalt structures with a variable permeability may result. Open-graded asphalt mixes are designed with a high interconnected air void content to serve as a drainage layer on… More >

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    Applications of Meta-Models in Finite Element Based Reliability Analysis of Engineering Structures

    S S Panda1, C S Manohar1,2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.28, No.3, pp. 161-184, 2008, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2008.028.161
    Abstract The problem of reliability analysis of randomly parametered, linear (or) nonlinear, structures subjected to static and (or) dynamic loads is considered. A deterministic finite element model for the structure to analyze sample realization of the structure is assumed to be available. The reliability analysis is carried out within the framework of response surface methods which involves the construction of surrogate models for performance functions to be employed in reliability calculations. This construction, in the present study, has involved combining space filling optimal Latin hypercube sampling, kriging models and methods from data-based asymptotic extreme value modeling of sequence of random variables.… More >

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    Sensitivity of the Acoustic Scattering Problem in Prolate Spheroidal Geometry with Respect to Wavenumber and Shape

    D. Kourounis1, L.N. Gergidis1, A. Charalambopoulos1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.28, No.3, pp. 185-202, 2008, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2008.028.185
    Abstract The sensitivity of analytical solutions of the direct acoustic scattering problem in prolate spheroidal geometry on the wavenumber and shape, is extensively investigated in this work. Using the well known Vekua transformation and the complete set of radiating "outwards'' eigensolutions of the Helmholtz equation, introduced in our previous work ([Charalambopoulos and Dassios(2002)], [Gergidis, Kourounis, Mavratzas, and Charalambopoulos (2007)]), the scattered field is expanded in terms of it, detouring so the standard spheroidal wave functions along with their inherent numerical deficiencies. An approach is employed for the determination of the expansion coefficients, which is optimal in the sense, that minimizes the… More >

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    An Analysis for the Elasto-Plastic Fracture Problem by the Meshless Local Petrov-Galerkin Method

    S.Y. Long1,2,3, K.Y. Liu1,2,4, G.Y. Li1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.28, No.3, pp. 203-216, 2008, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2008.028.203
    Abstract A meshless local Petrov-Galerkin method (MLPG) for the analysis of the elasto-plastic fracture problem is presented in this paper. The meshless method uses the moving least squares (MLS) to approximate the field functions. The shape function has not Kronecker Delta properties for the trial-function interpolation, and a direct interpolation method is adopted to impose essential boundary conditions. The MLPG method does not involve any domain and singular integrals if body force is ignored. It only involves a regular boundary integral. Two numerical examples show that results obtained by the present method have a good agreement with that by FEM software-ANSYS.… More >

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