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    A Rigid-fiber-based Boundary Element Model for Strength Simulation of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Composites

    H. T. Wang1, Z. H. Yao2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.29, No.1, pp. 1-14, 2008, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2008.029.001
    Abstract Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) may provide ultimate enhancement in stiffness and strength for composite materials. This paper presents a rigid-fiber-based boundary integral equation formulation for the numerical simulation of debonding process and the corresponding strength of CNT reinforced composites. The CNT/matrix interfaces are assumed to fail when the interfacial shear force reaches a prescribed threshold, and the CNTs and matrix are considered to be detached in the failed areas. The matrix with one or several tens of originally well-bonded CNTs is subjected to an incremental tensile load and the effective stress-strain relations are readily obtained by the introduction of CNT/matrix debonding… More >

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    Numerical Results for a Colocated Finite-Volume Scheme on Voronoi Meshes for Navier-Stokes Equations

    V.C. Mariani1, E.E.M. Alonso2, S. Peters3
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.29, No.1, pp. 15-28, 2008, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2008.029.015
    Abstract An application of Newton's method for linearization of advective terms given by the discretization on unstructured Voronoi meshes for the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations is proposed and evaluated in this article. One of the major advantages of the unstructured approach is its application to very complex geometrical domains and the mesh is adaptable to features of the flow. Moreover, in this work comparisons with the literature results in bi-dimensional lid-driven cavities for different Reynolds numbers allow us to assess the numerical properties of the new proposed finite-volume scheme. Results for the components of the velocity, and the pressure collocated at the… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Estimation of Deformed Shapes of Beam Structures using 3D Coordinate Information from Terrestrial Laser Scanning

    H.M. Lee1, H.S. Park1,2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.29, No.1, pp. 29-44, 2008, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2008.029.029
    Abstract This paper presents a computational model to estimate deformed shapes of beam structures using 3D coordinate information from terrestrial laser scanning (TLS). The model is composed of five components: 1) formulation of polynomial shape function, 2) application of boundary condition, 3) inducement of compatibility condition, 4) application of the least square method and 5) evaluation of error vector and determination of reasonable polynomial shape function. In the proposed model, the optimal degree of polynomial function is selected based on the complexity of beam structures, instead of using a specific degree of polynomial function. The chosen polynomial function for estimation is… More >

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    Boundary Control for Inverse Cauchy Problems of the Laplace Equations

    Leevan Ling1, Tomoya Takeuchi2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.29, No.1, pp. 45-54, 2008, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2008.029.045
    Abstract The method of fundamental solutions is coupled with the boundary control technique to solve the Cauchy problems of the Laplace Equations. The main idea of the proposed method is to solve a sequence of direct problems instead of solving the inverse problem directly. In particular, we use a boundary control technique to obtain an approximation of the missing Dirichlet boundary data; the Tikhonov regularization technique and the L-curve method are employed to achieve such goal stably. Once the boundary data on the whole boundary are known, the numerical solution to the Cauchy problem can be obtained by solving a direct… More >

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