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    Quantitative Identification of Multiple Cracks in a Rotor Utilizing Wavelet Finite Element Method

    Bing Li1,2, Hongbo Dong1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.84, No.3, pp. 205-228, 2012, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2012.084.205
    Abstract Different from single crack identification method, the number of cracks should be firstly identified, and then the location and depth of each crack can be predicted for multiple cracks identification technology. This paper presents a multiple crack identification algorithm for rotor using wavelet finite element method. Firstly, the changes in natural frequency of a structure with various crack locations and depths are accurately obtained by means of wavelet finite element method; and then the damage coefficient method is used to determine the number and region of cracks. Finally, by finding the points of intersection of three frequency contour lines in… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Topological Optimization of Structures Using a Multilevel Nodal Density-Based Approximant

    Yu Wang1, Zhen Luo1,2, Nong Zhang1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.84, No.3, pp. 229-252, 2012, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2012.084.229
    Abstract This paper proposes an alternative topology optimization method for the optimal design of continuum structures, which involves a multilevel nodal density-based approximant based on the concept of conventional SIMP (solid isotropic material with penalization) model. First, in terms of the original set of nodal densities, the Shepard function method is applied to generate a non-local nodal density field with enriched smoothness over the design domain. The new nodal density field possesses non-negative and range-bounded properties to ensure a physically meaningful approximation of topology optimization design. Second, the density variables at the nodes of finite elements are used to interpolate elemental… More >

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    ARTICLE

    A Reduction Algorithm of Contact Problems for Core Seismic Analysis of Fast Breeder Reactors

    Ryuta Imai1, Masatoshi Nakagawa2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.84, No.3, pp. 253-282, 2012, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2012.084.253
    Abstract In order to evaluate seismic response of fast breeder reactors, finite element analysis for core vibration with contact/impact is performed so far. However a full model analysis of whole core vibration requires huge calculation times and memory sizes. In this research, we propose an acceleration method of reducing the number of degrees of freedom to be solved until converged for nonlinear contact problems. Furthermore we show a sufficient condition for the algorithm to work well and discuss its efficiency and a generalization of the algorithm. In particular we carry out the full model analysis to show that our method can… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Natural Boundary Element Method for Bending Problem of Infinite Plate with a Circular Opening under the Boundary Loads

    Shuncai Li1,2,3, Shichuang Zhuo4, Qiang Zhang5
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.84, No.3, pp. 283-296, 2012, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2012.084.283
    Abstract Based on the complex functions theory in elastic mechanics, the bending deflection formula expressed by the complex Fourier series is derived for the infinite plate with a circular opening at first, then the boundary conditions of the circular opening are expanded in Fourier Series, and the unknown coefficients of the Fourier series are determined by comparing coefficients method. By means of the convolution of the complex Fourier series and some basic formulas in the generalized functions theory, the natural boundary integral formula or the analytical deflection formulas expressed by the boundary displacement or loads are developed for the infinite plates… More >

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