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    Large Deformation Applications with the Radial Natural Neighbours Interpolators

    L.M.J.S. Dinis1, R.M. Natal Jorge2, J. Belinha3
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.44, No.1, pp. 1-34, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.044.001
    Abstract The Natural Neighbour Radial Point Interpolation Method (NNRPIM) is extended to the large deformation analysis of non-linear elastic structures. The nodal connectivity in the NNRPIM is enforced using the Natural Neighbour concept. After the Voronoï diagram construction of the unstructured nodal mesh, which discretize the problem domain, small cells are created, the "influence-cells". These cells are in fact influence-domains entirely nodal dependent. The Delaunay triangles are used to create a node-depending background mesh used in the numerical integration of the NNRPIM interpolation functions. The NNRPIM interpolation functions, used in the Galerkin weak form, are constructed with the Radial Point Interpolators.… More >

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    A Simplified Analysis of the Tire-Tread Contact Problem using Displacement Potential Based Finite-Difference Technique

    S Reaz Ahmed1, S K Deb Nath1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.44, No.1, pp. 35-64, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.044.035
    Abstract The paper presents a simplified analysis of stresses and deformations at critical sections of a tire-tread. Displacement potential formulation is used in conjunction with the finite-difference method to model the present contact problem. The solution of the problem is obtained for two limiting cases of the contact boundary - one allows the lateral slippage and the other conforms to the no-slip condition along the lateral direction. The influential effects of tire material and tread aspect-ratio are discussed. The reliability and accuracy of the solution is also discussed in light of comparison made with the usual computational approach. More >

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    Solution of Incompressible Turbulent Flow by a Mesh-Free Method

    R. Vertnik1, B. Šarler2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.44, No.1, pp. 65-96, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.044.065
    Abstract The application of the mesh-free Local Radial Basis Function Collocation Method (LRBFCM) in solution of incompressible turbulent flow is explored in this paper. The turbulent flow equations are described by the low - Re number k-emodel with Jones and Launder [Jones and Launder (1971)] closure coefficients. The involved velocity, pressure, turbulent kinetic energy and dissipation fields are represented on overlapping 5-noded sub-domains through collocation by using multiquadrics Radial Basis Functions (RBF). The involved first and second derivatives of the fields are calculated from the respective derivatives of the RBF's. The velocity, turbulent kinetic energy and dissipation equations are solved through… More >

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    Investigation of Inherent Deformation in Fillet Welded Thin Plate T-joints Based on Interactive Substructure and Inverse Analysis Method

    Rui Wang1, Jianxun Zhang1, Hisashi Serizawa2, Hidekazu Murakawa2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.44, No.1, pp. 97-114, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.044.097
    Abstract In this paper, the inherent deformation of fillet welded thin plate T-joints is studied. The prediction procedure of inherent deformation consists of three parts: part one, a three dimensional (3D) thermo-elastic-plastic analysis using an in house finite element (FE) code of interactive substructure method (ISM) is utilized to obtain the welding distortions; part two, corresponding experiments are carried out to verify the computational results of ISM; part three, using the verified computational results, the inverse analysis is utilized to evaluate the welding inherent deformation. Based on the results in this study, an inherent deformations database of fillet welded thin plate… More >

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