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    Wave Propagation in Porous Piezoelectric Media

    A. Chakraborty1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.40, No.2, pp. 105-132, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.040.105
    Abstract A mathematical model is presented in this work that describes the behavior of porous piezoelectric materials subjected to mechanical load and electric field. The model combines Biot's theory of poroelasticity and the classical theory of piezoelectric material wherein it is assumed that piezoelectric coupling exists only with the solid phase of the porous medium. This model is used to analyze the stress and electric wave generated in bone and porous Lead-Zirconate-Titanate (PZT) due to high frequency pulse loading. The governing partial differential equations are solved in the frequency domain by transforming them into a polynomial eigenvalue structure. This approach permits… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Exact Solutions for the Free Vibration of Extensional Curved Non-uniform Timoshenko Beams

    Sen Yung Lee1, Jyh Shyang Wu2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.40, No.2, pp. 133-154, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.040.133
    Abstract The three coupled governing differential equations for the in-plane vibrations of curved non-uniform Timoshenko beams are derived via the Hamilton's principle. Three physical parameters are introduced to simplify the analysis. By eliminating all the terms with the axial displacement parameter, then reducing the order of differential operator acting on the flexural displacement parameter, one uncouples the three governing characteristic differential equations with variable coefficients and reduces them into a sixth-order ordinary differential equation with variable coefficients in term of the angle of the rotation due to bending for the first time. The explicit relations between the axial and the flexural… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Nonlinear Micro Circular Plate Analysis Using Hybrid Differential Transformation / Finite Difference Method

    Cha’o-Kuang Chen1,2, Hsin-Yi Lai1, Chin-Chia Liu1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.40, No.2, pp. 155-174, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.040.155
    Abstract Electrostatically-actuated micro circular plates are used in many micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) devices nowadays such as micro pumps and optical switches. However, the dynamic behavior of these circular plates is not easily analyzed using traditional analytic methods due to the complexity of the interactions between the electrostatic coupling effects. Accordingly, this study develops an efficient computational scheme in which the nonlinear governing equation of the coupled electrostatic force acting on the micro circular plate is solved using a hybrid differential transformation / finite difference approximation method. In deriving the dynamic equation of motion of the micro plate, explicit account is taken… More >

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    ARTICLE

    A Novel Element-Free Galerkin Method with Uniform Background Grid for Extremely Deformed Problems

    Wen-Hwa Chen1, Cheng-Te Chi, Ming-Hsiao Lee
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.40, No.2, pp. 175-200, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.040.175
    Abstract Based on an incremental formulation of element-free Galerkin method (EFGM), a highly efficient three-dimensional EFGM analysis procedure is proposed to deal with the structure with extremely large deformation. By this procedure, a fixed and uniform background grid, part of which coincides with the background cells employed in the conventional EFGM for numerical integration, is devised. The background grid is connected by uniformly distributed fictitious nodes which do not move during loading process even if extremely large deformation occurs. A deformable analysis domain, which is discretized by moving boundary nodes and interior nodes, is established for describing the deformation of the… More >

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