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    Cell Method Analysis of Crack Propagation in Tensioned Concrete Plates

    E. Ferretti1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.54, No.3, pp. 253-282, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.054.253
    Abstract In this study, the problem of finding the complete trajectory of propagation and the limiting load in plates with internal straight cracks is extended to the non-linear field. In particular, results concerning concrete plates in bi-axial tensile loading are shown. The concrete constitutive law adopted for this purpose is monotonic non-decreasing, as following according to previous studies of the author on monotonic mono-axial loading. The analysis is performed in a discrete form, by means of the Cell Method (CM). The aim of this study is both to test the new concrete constitutive law in biaxial tensile load and to verify… More >

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    On the Approximation Methods for the Solution of a Coefficient Inverse Problem for a Transport-like Equation

    Arif Amirov1, Zekeriya Ustaoglu1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.54, No.3, pp. 283-300, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.054.283
    Abstract We present the solvability of a two space dimensional coefficient inverse problem for a transport-like equation and investigate the approximate solution of this problem with the use of centered difference formulas and a symbolic approximation method. Since this inverse problem is overdetermined, which is the main difficulty in studying of its solvability, it is replaced by a related determined one by using some extension of the class of unknown functions. More >

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    High-Order Unstructured One-Step PNPMSchemes for the Viscous and Resistive MHD Equations

    M. Dumbser1, D.S. Balsara2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.54, No.3, pp. 301-334, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.054.301
    Abstract In this article we use the new, unified framework of high order one-step PNPM schemes recently proposed for inviscid hyperbolic conservation laws by Dumbser, Balsara, Toro, and Munz (2008) in order to solve the viscous and resistive magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) equations in two and three space dimensions on unstructured triangular and tetrahedral meshes. The PNPM framework uses piecewise polynomials of degree N to represent data in each cell and piecewise polynomials of degree M ≥ N to compute the fluxes and source terms. This new general machinery contains usual high order finite volume schemes (N = 0) and discontinuous Galerkin finite… More >

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    Large Deformation Analyses of Space-Frame Structures, Using Explicit Tangent Stiffness Matrices, Based on the Reissner variational principle and a von Karman Type Nonlinear Theory in Rotated Reference Frames

    Yongchang Cai1,2, J.K. Paik3, Satya N. Atluri3
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.54, No.3, pp. 335-368, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.054.335
    Abstract This paper presents a simple finite element method, based on assumed moments and rotations, for geometrically nonlinear large rotation analyses of space frames consisting of members of arbitrary cross-section. A von Karman type nonlinear theory of deformation is employed in the updated Lagrangian co-rotational reference frame of each beam element, to account for bending, stretching, and torsion of each element. The Reissner variational principle is used in the updated Lagrangian co-rotational reference frame, to derive an explicit expression for the (12x12)symmetrictangent stiffness matrix of the beam element in the co-rotational reference frame. The explicit expression for the finite rotation of… More >

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