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    Directional Cohesive Elements for the Simulation of Blade Cutting of Thin Shells

    A. Frangi1, M. Pagani1, U. Perego1, R. Borsari2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.57, No.3, pp. 205-224, 2010, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2010.057.205
    Abstract This paper is concerned with the finite element simulation of a thin membrane cutting by a sharp blade. Smeared crack finite element approaches appear to be unsuitable for this purpose, since very small elements would be required to conform to the sharp edge of the cutter. Furthermore, when the membrane material is very ductile, classical interface cohesive elements, where the cohesive forces are transmitted in the direction of the crack opening displacement, cannot correctly reproduce situations where the blade crosses the process zone. A simplified approach, based on the new concept of "directional" cohesive elements, is here proposed for a… More >

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    Shape Memory Alloy: from Constitutive Modeling to Finite Element Analysis of Stent Deployment

    F. Auricchio1,2,3,4,1,5,1, M. Contisup>1,5,S. Morgantisup>1,, A. Reali1,2,3
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.57, No.3, pp. 225-244, 2010, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2010.057.225
    Abstract The use of shape memory alloys (SMA) in an increasing number of applications in many fields of engineering, and in particular in biomedical engineering, is leading to a growing interest toward an exhaustive modeling of their macroscopic behavior in order to construct reliable simulation tools for SMA-based devices. In this paper, we review the properties of a robust three-dimensional model able to reproduce both pseudo-elastic and shape-memory effect; then we calibrate the model parameters on experimental data and, finally, we exploit the model to perform the finite element analysis of pseudo-elastic Nitinol stent deployment in a simplified atherosclerotic artery model. More >

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    3D Higher-OrderX-FEM Model for the Simulation of Cohesive Cracks in Cementitious Materials Considering Hygro-Mechanical Couplings

    C. Becker1, S. Jox2, G. Meschke3
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.57, No.3, pp. 245-278, 2010, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2010.057.245
    Abstract A three-dimensional numerical model based on the Extended Finite Element Method (X-FEM) is presented for the simulation of cohesive cracks in cementitious materials, such as concrete, in a hygro-mechanical framework. Enhancement functions for the small scale resolution of the displacement jump across cracks in the context of the X-FEM is used in conjunction with a higher order family of hierarchical shape functions for the representation of the large scale displacement field of the investigated structure. Besides the theoretical and computational formulation in a multiphase context, aspects of the implementation, such as integration and crack tracking algorithms, are discussed. Representative numerical… More >

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    Shell-specific Interpolation of Measured 3D Displacements, for Micromechanics-Based Rapid Safety Assessment of Shotcrete Tunnels

    S. Ullah1, B. Pichler1, S. Scheiner1,2, C. Hellmich1,3
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.57, No.3, pp. 279-316, 2010, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2010.057.279
    Abstract Point-wise optical measurements of 3D displacement vectors over time are a key input for monitoring shotcrete tunnel shells during construction according to the New Austrian Tunnelling Method (NATM). Aiming at estimation of the stresses prevailing in the highly loaded, hydrating material, we here deal with two different interpolation strategies for reconstructing, from measured displacement vectors, the 3D displacement field histories of the inner surface of the tunnel shell. The first approach considers spatial interpolation of displacement components in a fixed Cartesian base frame, while the second (new) approach refers to displacement components in a moving base frame consisting of vectors… More >

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