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    Fracture & Fatigue Analyses: SGBEM-FEM or XFEM? Part 1: 2D Structures

    Leiting Dong1,2, Satya N. Atluri1,3
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.90, No.2, pp. 91-146, 2013, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2013.090.091
    Abstract In this paper, and its companion Part 2 [Dong and Atluri (2013b)], the Symmetric Galerkin Boundary Element Method (SGBEM), and the SGBEM-FEM alternating/coupling methods, are compared with the recently popularized Extended Finite Element Method (XFEM), for analyzing fracture and fatigue crack propagation in complex structural geometries. The historical development, and the theoretical/algorithmic formulations, of each method are succinctly reviewed. The advantages and disadvantages of each method are critically discussed. A comprehensive evaluation of the performances of the SGBEM-based methods, and their comparison with XFEM, in modeling cracked solid structures undergoing fatigue crack-growth is carried out. A thorough examination of a… More >

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    Analysis and Prediction of Overlapping Effect on Inherent Deformation During the Line Heating Process

    Adan Vega, Alexandra Camaño, Amaly Fong, Sheriff Rashed, Hidekazu Murakawa
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.90, No.2, pp. 147-163, 2013, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2013.090.147
    Abstract The inherent deformation produced by two or more overlapped heating lines is not equal to that obtained when individual deformations are simply added. Thus, the effect of overlapping on inherent deformation, need to be clarified in order to achieve full understanding of the phenomenon of plate forming by line heating. In this paper, a 3D thermal-elasto-plastic FEA has been performed to study this problem in details. Using this FEA, the influence of previous heating on the inherent deformation of overlapped heating lines, considering various conditions, is clarified. From the results of this study, a method to determine the overlapping effect… More >

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    A Hydrodynamic Assessment of a Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle Based on Computational Fluid Dynamic – Part 1 – Numerical Simulation

    Christian Boe, Jose Rodriguez, Carlos Plazaola, Ilka Banfield A maly Fong, Rony Caballero, Adan Vega
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.90, No.2, pp. 165-177, 2013, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2013.090.165
    Abstract The authors have developed a remote operate vehicle (ROV) that allow carried out highly risky task, in confined space such as inside of submerged sewers and pipes systems, areas were commercial ROV may not provide good performing. In addition, this ROV is low cost. This paper analyses based on the computational fluid dynamic the hydrodynamic performance of this ROV. The first part of the paper presents the theoretical approach and introduces the finite volume model developed in order to complete the study. Results of the model compare with published research shows good agreement. The second (forthcoming) part of the paper… More >

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