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    Insight into High-quality Aerodynamic Design Spaces through Multi-objective Optimization

    T. Kipouros1, D.M. Jaeggi2, W.N. Dawes3, G.T. Parks2,A.M. Savill1, P.J. Clarkson2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.37, No.1, pp. 1-44, 2008, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2008.037.001
    Abstract An approach to support the computational aerodynamic design process is presented and demonstrated through the application of a novel multi-objective variant of the Tabu Search optimization algorithm for continuous problems to the aerodynamic design optimization of turbomachinery blades. The aim is to improve the performance of a specific stage and ultimately of the whole engine. The integrated system developed for this purpose is described. This combines the optimizer with an existing geometry parameterization scheme and a well-established CFD package. The system's performance is illustrated through case studies -- one two-dimensional, one three-dimensional -- in which flow characteristics important to the… More >

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    Efficient Numerical Solution of the 3-D Semiconductor Poisson Equation for Monte Carlo Device Simulation

    Z. Aksamija1,2, U. Ravaioli3
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.37, No.1, pp. 45-64, 2008, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2008.037.045
    Abstract Finding the scalar potential from the Poisson equation is a common, yet challenging problem in semiconductor modeling. One of the central problems in traditional mesh-based methods is the assignment of charge to the regular mesh imposed for the discretisation. In order to avoid this problem, we create a mesh-free algorithm which starts by assigning each mesh point to each particle present in the problem. This algorithm is based on a Fourier series expansion coupled with point matching. An efficient algorithm for repeatedly solving the Poisson problem for moving charge distributions is presented. We demonstate that this approach is accurate and… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Steady-state Response of the Wave Propagation in a Magneto-Electro-Elastic Square Column

    Jianping Wei1, Xianyue Su1,2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.37, No.1, pp. 65-84, 2008, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2008.037.065
    Abstract The steady-state response of the wave propagation in a magneto-electro-elastic square column (MEESC) was studied. Some new characteristics were discovered: the guided waves are classified in the forms of the Quasi-P, Quasi-SV and Quasi-SH waves and ordered by the standing wave number, and the three type guided waves are corresponding to the extension, twist and shear modes of the body vibration; the induced electric and magnetic fields can be aroused by the propagating stress wave. We proposed a self-adjoint method, by which the guided-wave restriction condition was derived. After finding the corresponding orthogonal sets, the analytic dispersion equation was obtained.… More >

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    Analytical Solution for Estimation of Temperature-Dependent Material Properties of Metals Using Modified Morse Potential

    Kuo-Ning Chiang1, Chan-Yen Chou2, Chung-Jung Wu2,Chao-Jen Huang2, Ming-Chih Yew2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.37, No.1, pp. 85-96, 2008, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2008.037.085
    Abstract An atomic-level analytical solution, together with a modified Morse potential, has been developed to estimate temperature-dependent thermal expansion coefficients (CTE) and elastic characteristics of bulk metals. In this study, inter-atomic forces are considered as a set of anharmonic oscillator networks which can be described by Morse potential, while the material properties can be defined by these inter-atomic forces; when temperature increases, the vibration of the anharmonic oscillator causes the phenomenon of temperature-dependent material properties. The results of analysis showed that the original Morse potential can give a reasonable prediction of the thermal expansion coefficients and elastic constants of metals at… More >

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