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    A Four-Node Reissner-Mindlin Shell with Assumed Displacement Quasi-Conforming Method

    Ping Hu1, Yang Xia1, Limin Tang2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.73, No.2, pp. 103-136, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2011.073.103
    Abstract In this paper, an assumed displacement quasi-conforming finite element method with truncated polynomial expansions of in-domain displacements and derived expansions of strains is introduced. Based on the method a four-node quadrilateral flat shell element with complete quadratic polynomials for membrane and bending displacement fields is developed. Numerical tests are carried out for validation of the present element. The results show that the present element preserves all the advantages of the quasi-conforming i.e., explicit stiffness matrix, convenient post processing and free from membrane locking and shear locking. The tests also prove that the present element gives excellent results, especially for the… More >

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    Motion of Small Solid Particles in a Viscous Fluid Enclosed in a Cavity

    L. Hedhili, A. Sellier, L. Elasmi, F. Feuillebois
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.73, No.2, pp. 137-170, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2011.073.137
    Abstract The motion of a solid particle embedded in a viscous fluid in a closed container requires a precise account of wall effects when in creeping flow. The boundary integral method, which amounts to solving a Fredholm integral equation for the stress on the particle and walls, is used here. The accuracy of the method is improved by using curvilinear six-node triangular boundary elements, the size of which is specially adapted to the particle shape and position with respect to walls. The method is applied to resolve the case of a moving particle in a parallelepiped container. It is validated by… More >

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    A Pseudo Flow Theory of Plasticity Based Constitutive Equation for Inverse Analysis Method and its Industry Verification in Sheet Metal Stamping

    B.T. Tang1,2, X.Y. Lu1, H. Xie2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.73, No.2, pp. 171-182, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2011.073.171
    Abstract The Traditional Inverse Analysis Method (TIAM) of sheet metal stamping has the shortcoming of neglecting the effects of deformation history on stress prediction. An Updated Inverse Analysis Method (UIAM) is proposed based on the final workpiece in Euler coordinate system. The UIAM uses the constitutive equation based on pseudo flow theory of plasticity to consider the loading history. In order to avoid numerous iterations to ensure the numerical stability in Newton-Raphson scheme to obtain plastic multiplier ∆λ, the equation in unknown stress vectors is transformed into a scalar equation using the notion of the equivalent stress. Thus a scalar equation… More >

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    Application of Polygonal Finite Elements to Two-Dimensional Mechanical and Electro-Mechanically Coupled Problems

    K. Jayabal1, A. Menzel1,2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.73, No.2, pp. 183-208, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2011.073.183
    Abstract Naturally evolving Voronoi discretisation of two-dimensional plane domains renders representative microstructures that turn out to be useful for the modelling and simulation of polycrystalline materials. Hybrid finite element approaches are employed on such polygonal discretisations to solve, for instance, mechanical and electromechanical problems within a finite element context. In view of solving mechanical problems, varying order of polynomial functions are suggested in the literature to sufficiently approximate stresses within the polygonal finite elements. These are, in addition to the order of the approximation functions for the displacements, characterised by the number of edges in the polygonal elements. It appears, as… More >

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