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    Multi-domain boundary knot method for ultra-thin coating problems

    Hui Zheng1, Wen Chen1,2,3, Chuanzeng Zhang4
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.90, No.3, pp. 179-195, 2013, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2013.090.179
    Abstract This paper develops a multi-domain boundary knot method (BKM) formulation to solve the heat conduction problems of ultra-thin coatings. This approach overcomes the troublesome singular integration difficulty in the boundary element method in the simulation of such ultra-thin coating problems. Our numerical results show that the present BKM is very promising with sufficient accuracy in predicting the temperature distributions and the other physical quantities in thin coated layers even when the thickness ranges from 10-1m to 10-9m. The present method can also easily be extended to the three-dimensional problems. More >

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    Analysis and Prediction of Parallel Effect on Inherent Deformation during the Line Heating Process

    Adan Vega, Ernesto Escobar, Amaly Fong, Ninshu Ma, Hidekazu Murakawa
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.90, No.3, pp. 197-210, 2013, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2013.090.197
    Abstract This paper describes the effect of previous heating on inherent deformation by following heating, more specifically, the case of two heating lines applied parallel to each other. The novelty of the work lies in revealing the parallel effect and how, factors such as, for example, the heating condition and the plate geometry, influence the resulting inherent deformation of parallel heating. In addition, relationships to easily get these influences are provided. The results are suitable for a wide range of heating conditions and plate thickness. More >

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    Topology optimization of finite similar periodic continuum structures based on a density exponent interpolation model

    Jian Hua Rong1,2,3, Zhi Jun Zhao4, Yi Min Xie5, Ji Jun Yi1,2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.90, No.3, pp. 211-231, 2013, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2013.090.211
    Abstract Similar periodic structures have been widely used in engineering. In order to obtaining the optimal similar periodic structures, a topology optimization method of similar periodic structures with multiple displacement constraints is proposed in this paper. Firstly, in the proposed method, the design domain is divided into sub-domains. Secondly, a penalty term considering discrete conditions of density variables is introduced into the objective function, and the reciprocal density exponents of structural elements are taken as design variables. A topological optimization model of a similar periodic continuum structure with the objective function being the structural mass and the constraint functions being structural… More >

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    On the Multigrid Method Based on Finite Difference Approximate Inverses

    Christos K. Filelis-Papadopoulos1, George A. Gravvanis1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.90, No.3, pp. 233-253, 2013, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2013.090.232
    Abstract During the last decades, multigrid methods have been extensively used in order to solve large scale linear systems derived from the discretization of partial differential equations using the finite difference method. Approximate Inverses in conjunction with Richardon’s iterative method could be used as smoothers in the multigrid method. Thus, a new class of smoothers based on approximate inverses could be derived. Effectiveness of explicit approximate inverses relies in the fact that they are close approximants to the inverse of the coefficient matrix and are fast to compute in parallel. Furthermore, the class of finite difference approximate inverses proposed in conjunction… More >

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