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  • Open Access

    EDITORIAL

    Preface

    A.P.S. Selvadurai1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.48, No.3, 2009
    Abstract This article has no abstract. More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    The Stress Analysis of Thin Contact Layers: a Viscoelastic Case

    C. Y. Chen1, C. Atkinson2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.48, No.3, pp. 219-240, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.048.219
    Abstract In this paper, we extend our previous analysis of a contact problem with a circular indenter pressed normally against a semi-infinite elastic composite to that of a semi-infinite viscoelastic composite which consists of a contact layer with uniform thickness welded together with another dissimilar medium. Using the correspondence principle between the Laplace transformed elastic equations and the viscoelastic ones, the asymptotic results derived previously for the pure elastic case are readily adopted for the viscoelastic one with the elastic constants replaced by appropriate functions of Laplace transformed variables for the linear viscoelastic solid. We focus our analysis on the force… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Fast Identification of Poroelastic Parameters from Indentation Tests

    M.Galli , M.L.Oyen1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.48, No.3, pp. 241-270, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.048.241
    Abstract A novel approach is presented for the identification of constitutive parameters of linear poroelastic materials from indentation tests. Load-controlled spherical indentation with a ramp-hold creep profile is considered. The identification approach is based on the normalization of the time-displacement indentation response, in analogy to the well-known one-dimensional consolidation problem. The identification algorithm consists of two nested optimization routines, one in the time-displacement domain and the other in a normalized domain. The procedure is validated by identifying poroelastic parameters from the displacement-time outputs of finite element simulations; the new identification scheme proves both quantitatively reliable and fast. The procedure is also… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Modelling of Interfaces in Biomechanics and Mechanobiology

    J. M. García-Aznar1,2, M. A. Pérez1,2, P. Moreo1,3
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.48, No.3, pp. 271-302, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.048.271
    Abstract There are many interfaces between biological materials with a structural functionality, where their mechanical behaviour is crucial for their own performance. Advanced tools such as cohesive surface models are being used to simulate the failure and degradation of this kind of biological interactions. The goal of this paper, in a first step, is to present some cohesive surface models that include damage and repair in interfaces and its application to different biomechanical problems. Secondly, we discuss about the main challenges that we have to improve in the modelling of interfaces for a mechanobiological approach. More >

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    ARTICLE

    Constitutive Contact Laws in Structural Dynamics

    K.Willner 1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.48, No.3, pp. 303-336, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.048.303
    Abstract The dynamic behavior of structures with joints is strongly influenced by the constitutive behavior within the contact areas. In this paper the influence of an elaborate constitutive contact model based on a rough surface model is investigated. The contact model is able to describe several effects like pressure dependent contact stiffness in normal and tangential direction as well as microslip effects. The corresponding constitutive contact laws are implemented in a finite element code. Numerical simulations are compared to experimental results of a clamped double-beam experiment. More >

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