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    Parameter identification of beam-column structures on two-parameter elastic foundation

    F. Daghia1, W. Hasan1, L. Nobile1, E. Viola1,2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.39, No.1, pp. 1-28, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.039.001
    Abstract In this paper, a finite element model has been developed for analysing the flexural vibrations of a uniform Timoshenko beam-column on a two-parameter elastic foundation. The beam was discretized into a number of finite elements having four degrees of freedom each. The effect of end springs was incorporated in order to identify the end constraints. \newline The procedure for identifying geometric and mechanical parameters as well as the end restraints of a beam on two-parameter elastic foundation is based on experimentally measured natural frequencies from dynamic tests on the structure itself. \newline An iterative statistical identification method, based on the… More >

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    Estimation of thermo-elasto-plastic properties of thin-film mechanical properties using MD nanoindentation simulations and an inverse FEM/ANN computational scheme

    D. S. Liu1, C.Y. Tsai1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.39, No.1, pp. 29-48, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.039.029
    Abstract Utilizing a thin copper substrate for illustration purposes, this study presents a novel numerical method for extracting the thermo-mechanical properties of a thin-film. In the proposed approach, molecular dynamics (MD) simulations are performed to establish the load-displacement response of a thin copper substrate nanoindented at temperatures ranging from 300~1400 K. The load data are then input to an artificial neural network (ANN), trained using a finite element model (FEM), in order to extract the material constants of the copper substrate. The material constants are then used to construct the corresponding stress-strain curve, from which the elastic modulus and the plastic… More >

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    Simulation of the Slow Drag of a Cylinder through a Confined Pressurized Bed of Dumbbell and Elliptically Cylindrical Granules Using the Discrete Element Method

    Fuping Zhou1, Suresh G. Advani2, Eric D. Wetzel3
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.39, No.1, pp. 49-66, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.039.049
    Abstract Slow drag of a cylinder through a confined, pressurized bed of granules is studied using two-dimensional discrete element method (DEM) simulations. The time-dependent total drag force experienced by the circular cylinder is calculated from the normal and tangential contact forces between the surfaces. To evaluate the role of the granule shape and the aspect ratio on the drag force, the simulation is performed for cylindrical granules, dumbbell-shaped granules, and elliptical granules of three different aspect ratios. Simulation results show that the drag in dumbbell-shaped granules is higher than that in cylindrical granules. In contrast, the drag in elliptical granules decreases… More >

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    Evaluation of Elastic-Plastic Crack Tip Parameters using Partition of Unity Finite Element Method and Pseudo Elastic Analysis

    Raju Sethuraman1, N.R.Rajesh2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.39, No.1, pp. 67-100, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.039.067
    Abstract This paper presents a methodology based on Partition of Unity Finite Element Method (PUFEM) and Pseudo Elastic Analysis for solving material non-linear fracture problems within the scope of total deformation theory of plasticity. Local enrichment base functions are used to represent the asymptotic field near the crack tip and discontinuous field across the crack faces. An iterative linear elastic analysis using PUFEM is carried out for the determination of elastic-plastic crack tip stress fields by treating effective material properties as spatial field variables. The effective material parameters are defined using deformation theory and are updated in an iterative manner based… More >

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