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    Modeling of Structural Sandwich Plates with `Through-the-Thickness' Inserts: Five-Layer Theory

    Song-Jeng Huang1,2, Lin-Wei Chiu2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.34, No.1, pp. 1-32, 2008, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2008.034.001
    Abstract The composite sandwich plate is one of the most common composite structures. Local stress concentrations can be caused by localized bending effects where a load is introduced. Although a sandwich structure with an insert is one of the classical load bearing structures, little work has been conducted on the adhesive layers or inserts. This study involves a linear elasticity analysis of five-layer sandwich plates with ``through-the-thickness'' inserts, using sandwich plate theory to analyze deformation behavior. Governing equations are formulated as partial differential equations, which are solved numerically using the multi-segment integration method. Sandwich plates with ``through-the-thickness'' inserts subjected to axisymmetric… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Wave Modes of an Elastic Tube Conveying Blood

    Shueei-Muh Lin1,3, Sen-Yung Lee2, Cheng-Chuan Tsai2, Chien-Wi Chen2,Wen-Rong Wang3, Jenn-Fa Lee3
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.34, No.1, pp. 33-54, 2008, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2008.034.033
    Abstract The conventional theories for circulation of arteries are emphasized on fluid behavior or some simplified models for experimental utility. In this study, a new mathematical theory is proposed to describe the wave propagation through the elastic tube filled with viscous and incompressible fluid. The radial, longitudinal and flexural vibrations of a tube wall are introduced simultaneously. Meanwhile, the linearlized momentum and continuity equations of tube flow field are expressed in the integral form. Based on these considerations, three wave modes are obtained simultaneously. These wave modes are the flexural, Young and Lamb modes, respectively. The characteristics of these modes are… More >

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    Structural Integrity of Functionally Graded Composite Structure using Mindlin-type Element

    O.O. Oyekoya, D.U. Mba1, A.M. El-Zafrany
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.34, No.1, pp. 55-86, 2008, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2008.034.055
    Abstract In this paper, two new Mindlin-type plate bending elements have been derived for the modelling of functionally graded plate subjected to various loading conditions such as tensile loading, in-plane bending and out-of-plane bending. The properties of the first Mindlin-type element (i.e. Average Mindlin-type element) are computed by using an average fibre distribution technique which averages the macro-mechanical properties over each element. The properties of the second Mindlin-type element (i.e. Smooth Mindlin-type element) are computed by using a smooth fibre distribution technique, which directly uses the macro-mechanical properties at Gaussian quadrature points of each element. There were two types of non-linearity… More >

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    Free Vibration of Non-Uniform Euler-Bernoulli Beams by the Adomian Modified Decomposition Method

    Hsin-Yi Lai1, C. K. Chen1,2, Jung-Chang Hsu1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.34, No.1, pp. 87-116, 2008, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2008.034.087
    Abstract An innovative solver for the free vibration of an elastically restrained non-uniform Euler-Bernoulli beam with tip mass of rotatory inertia and eccentricity resting on an elastic foundation and subjected to an axial load is proposed. The technique we have used is based on applying the Adomian modified decomposition method (AMDM) to our vibration problems. By using this method, any$i$th natural frequencies can be obtained one at a time and some numerical results are given to illustrate the influence of the physical parameters on the natural frequencies of the dynamic system. The computed results agree well with those analytical and numerical… More >

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