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    Application of Energy Finite Element Method to High-frequency Structural-acoustic Coupling of an Aircraft Cabin with Truncated Conical Shape

    M. X. Xie1, H. L. Chen1, J. H. Wu1, F. G. Sun1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.61, No.1, pp. 1-22, 2010, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2010.061.001
    Abstract Energy finite element method (EFEM) is a new method to solve high-frequency structural-acoustic coupling problems, but its use has been limited to solving simple structures such as rods, beams, plates and combined structures. In this paper, the high-frequency structural-acoustic coupling characteristics of an aircraft cabin are simulated by regarding the shell as a number of flat shell elements connected with a certain angle in EFEM. Two tests validated the method employed in this paper. First, the structural response analysis of a cylinder was calculated in two ways: dividing the shell by axis-symmetric shells after deriving the governing equation of axis-symmetric… More >

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    An H-Adaptive Finite Element Method for Turbulent Heat Transfer

    David B. Carrington1, Xiuling Wang2, Darrell W. Pepper3
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.61, No.1, pp. 23-44, 2010, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2010.061.023
    Abstract A two-equation turbulence closure model (k-ω) using an h-adaptive grid technique and finite element method (FEM) has been developed to simulate low Mach flow and heat transfer. These flows are applicable to many flows in engineering and environmental sciences. Of particular interest in the engineering modeling areas are: combustion, solidification, and heat exchanger design. Flows for indoor air quality modeling and atmospheric pollution transport are typical types of environmental flows modeled with this method. The numerical method is based on a hybrid finite element model using an equal-order projection process. The model includes thermal and species transport, localized mesh refinement… More >

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    A Thermal Lattice Boltzmann Model for Flows with Viscous Heat Dissipation

    Hao-Chueh Mai1, Kuen-Hau Lin1, Cheng-Hsiu Yang1, Chao-An Lin1,2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.61, No.1, pp. 45-62, 2010, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2010.061.045
    Abstract A thermal BGK lattice Boltzmann model for flows with viscous heat dissipation is proposed. In this model, the temperature is solved by a separate thermal distribution function, where the equilibrium distribution function is similar to its hydrodynamic counterpart, except that the leading quantity is temperature. The viscous dissipation rate is obtained by computing the second-order moments of non-equilibrium distribution function, which avoids the discretization of the complex gradient term, and can be easily implemented. The proposed thermal lattice Boltzmann model is scrutinized by computing two-dimensional thermal Poiseuille flow, thermal Couette flow, natural convection in a square cavity, and three-dimensional thermal… More >

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    ARTICLE

    A Moving IRBFN-based Integration-Free Meshless Method

    Phong B.H. Le1, Timon Rabczuk2, Nam Mai-Duy1, Thanh Tran-Cong1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.61, No.1, pp. 63-110, 2010, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2010.061.063
    Abstract A novel approximation method using integrated radial basis function networks (IRBFN) coupled with moving least square (MLS) approximants, namely moving integrated radial basis function networks (MIRBFN), is proposed in this work. In this method, the computational domain Ω is divided into finite sub-domains ΩI which satisfy point-wise overlap condition. The local function interpolation is constructed by using IRBFN supported by all nodes in subdomain ΩI. The global function is then constructed by using Partition of Unity Method (PUM), where MLS functions play the role of partition of unity. As a result, the proposed method is locally supported and yields sparse… More >

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