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    A 3D Numerical Model for a Flexible Fiber Motion in Compressible Swirling Airflow

    Hui-Fen Guo1,2, Bin-Gang Xu1,3
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.61, No.3, pp. 201-222, 2010, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2010.061.201
    Abstract A numerical method is developed for modeling the dynamics of a flexible fiber immersed in a compressible swirling flow. The modeling approach is based on combining an Eulerian finite volume formulation for the fluid flow and a Lagrangian small-deformation formulation for the dynamics of the fiber. The fiber is modeled as a chain of beads connected through mass-less rods. The bending and twisting deformation of the fiber are represented by the displacements of the successive beads. A computational strategy is proposed for the computation of the fluid parameters at the center of discrete fiber sections. To deal with the fiber-wall… More >

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    Dispersion of One Dimensional Stochastic Waves in Continuous Random Media

    C. Du1, H. Bai2, J. Qu3, X. Su1,4
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.61, No.3, pp. 223-248, 2010, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2010.061.223
    Abstract Second, or higher, order harmonics have great potential in fatigue life prediction. In this study, the dispersion properties of waves propagating in the nonlinear random media are investigated. An one dimensional nonlinear model based on the nonlinear Hikata stress-strain relation is used. We applied perturbation method, the Liouville transformation and the smoothing approximation method to solve the one dimensional nonlinear stochastic wave equation. We show easily that the dispersion equations for all higher order terms will be the same with the corresponding linear random medium by perturbation method. The linear stochastic equation with two random coefficients is greatly simplified to… More >

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    Geometry-related Treatments for Three-dimensional Meshless Method

    Ming-Hsiao Lee1,2, Wen-Hwa Chen1,3
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.61, No.3, pp. 249-272, 2010, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2010.061.249
    Abstract The meshless method has a distinct advantage over other methods in that it requires only nodes without an element mesh which usually induces time-consuming work and inaccuracy when the elements are distorted during the analysis process. However, the element mesh can provide more geometry information for numerical simulation, without the need to judge if the nodes or quadrature points are inside the analysis domain which happens in the meshless method, since the analysis domain is defined by the element's edges or faces and the quadrature points are all inside the elements. Because the analysis model with only nodes for the… More >

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    A Triangular Plate Element with Drilling Degrees of Freedom, for Large Rotation Analyses of Built-up Plate/Shell Structures, Based on the Reissner Variational Principle and the von Karman Nonlinear Theory in the Co-rotational Reference Frame

    Y.C. Cai1,2, J.K. Paik3, S.N. Atluri2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.61, No.3, pp. 273-312, 2010, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2010.061.273
    Abstract This paper presents an elementary finite element method for geometrically nonlinear large rotation analyses of built-up plate/shell structures comprising of thin members. The tangent stiffness matrix of the element in the updated Lagrangian co-rotational reference frame is developed, based on the von Karman nonlinear theory of plates, and the Reissner variational principle, allowing for unsymmetric stresses and drilling rotations, useful in the analysis of built-up plate and shell structure. The finite rotation of the co-rotational reference frame relative to a globally fixed Cartesian frame, is simply determined from the finite displacement vectors of the nodes of the element in the… More >

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