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    A Multi-continuum Method for Studying the Effect of Inactive Fractures on Solute Transport in 2-D Discrete Fracture Network

    Zhen Wang1, Jonny Rutqvist2, Ying Dai1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.92, No.6, pp. 539-556, 2013, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2013.092.539
    Abstract Fractures in a discrete fracture network can be divided into two parts: Active fractures, which form a connected fracture network and dominate fluid flow and solute transport; and inactive fractures, which are dead-end parts of the fractures (isolated fractures will be incorporated into rock matrix) and do not contribute significantly to the fluid flow, but maybe important for the solute transport, especially for rock matrix diffusion. We present a multi-continuum method (including active fracture continuum, inactive fracture continuum and matrix continuum), which is based on the “multiple interacting continua” method, to describe fluid flow and solute transport in fractured media,… More >

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    Fracture Behavior of Heat Affected Zone of Laser-welded Joint for Ti-6Al-4V titanium alloy: Experimental and Computational Study

    Zhao Xilong1, Zhang Jianxun1, Chen Hongyuan1,2, Song Xu1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.92, No.6, pp. 557-571, 2013, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2013.092.557
    Abstract In order to study failure perspective of Ti-6Al-4V titanium alloy welded joint, fracture behavior of the heat affected zone is researched. Microhardness, tensile test and microstructure are used to study the mechanical properties of the titanium alloy laser welded joint. The tensile and microhardness results show that heat affected zone near the base metal is the weakest in welded joints. This paper is based on the results from in-situ tension test to observe the process of crack expansion in heat affected zone. And then, in-situ test is simulated via the finite element method on ABAQUS Standard; therefore the fracture criteria… More >

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    Coupled PIEM/FEM Algorithm Based on Mindlin-Reissner Plate Theory for Bending Analysis of Plates with Through-Thickness Hole

    De-Shin Liu1, Chin-Yi Tu1, Cho-Liang Chung2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.92, No.6, pp. 573-594, 2013, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2013.092.573
    Abstract The Infinite Element Method (IEM) is widely used for the analysis of elastostatic structures containing singularities. In the IEM method, the problem domain is partitioned into multiple element layers, where the stiffness matrix of each layer is similar to that of the other layers in the discretized domain. However, in Mindlin-Reissner plate theory, the stiffness matrix varies through the layers of the plate, and thus the conventional IEM algorithm cannot be applied. Accordingly, the present study proposes a Plate Infinite Element Method (PIEM) in which the element stiffness matrix is separated into two sub-matrices; each being similar to the equivalent… More >

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    A comparative study of three domain-integral evaluation techniques in the boundary-domain integral equation method for transient thermoelastic crack analysis in FGMs

    A.V. Ekhlakov1,2, O.M. Khay1,3, Ch. Zhang1, X.W. Gao4, J. Sladek5, V. Sladek5
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.92, No.6, pp. 595-614, 2013, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2013.092.595
    Abstract A boundary-domain integral equation method is applied to the transient thermoelastic crack analysis in functionally graded materials. Fundamental solutions for homogeneous, isotropic and linear elastic materials are used to derive the boundary-domain integral equations. The radial integration method, the Cartesian transformation method and the cell-integration method are applied for the evaluation of the arising domain-integrals. Numerical results for dynamic stress intensity factors obtained by the three approaches are presented, compared and discussed to show the accuracy and the efficiency of the domain-integral evaluation techniques. More >

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