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    Parameter Sensitivity and Probabilistic Analysis of the Elastic Homogenized Properties for Rubber Filled Polymers

    Marcin Kamiński1,2, Bernd Lauke2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.93, No.6, pp. 411-440, 2013, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2013.093.411
    Abstract The main aim in this paper is a computational study devoted to the sensitivity gradients and probabilistic moments of the effective elastic parameters for the rubber-filled polymers. The methodology is based on least squares recovery of the polynomial functions relating the effective tensor components and the given input design/random parameters. All numerical experiments are provided with respect to Young’s moduli of the elastomer constituents. Computational analysis is possible thanks to the application of the Response Function Method, which is enriched in our approach with the weighting procedures implemented according to the Dirac-type distributions. The homogenized elasticity tensor components are derived… More >

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    Modeling of Moisture Diffusion in Permeable Particle-Reinforced Epoxy Resins Using Three-Dimensional Heterogeneous Hybrid Moisture Element Method

    D.S. Liu1,2, Z.H. Fong1, I.H. Lin1, Z.W. Zhuang1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.93, No.6, pp. 441-468, 2013, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2013.093.441
    Abstract In this study, we proposed a novel numerical technique to simulate the transient moisture diffusion process and to apply it to heterogeneous composite resins. The method is based on a heterogeneous hybrid moisture element (HHME), with properties determined through an equivalent hybrid moisture capacitance/ conductance matrix that was calculated using the conventional finite element formulation in space discretization and the q-method in time discretization, with similar mass/stiffness properties and matrix condensing operations. A coupled HHME with finite element scheme was developed and implemented in the computer code by using the commercial software MATLAB to analyze the transient moisture diffusion process… More >

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    A Moving Kriging Interpolation Response Surface Method for Structural Reliability Analysis

    W. Zhao1,2, J.K. Liu3, X.Y. Li2, Q.W. Yang4, Y.Y. Chen5
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.93, No.6, pp. 469-488, 2013, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2013.093.469
    Abstract In order to obtain reliable structural design, it is of extreme importance to evaluate the failure probability, safety levels of structure (reliability analysis) and the effect of a change in a variable parameter on structural safety (sensitivity analysis) when uncertainties are considered. With a computationally cheaper approximation of the limit state function, various response surface methods (RSMs) have emerged as a convenient tool to solve this especially for complex problems. However, the traditional RSMs may produce large errors in some conditions especially for those highly non-linear limit state functions. Instead of the traditional least squares approximation, in the present paper,… More >

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    A Coupled BEM-MLPG Technique for the Thermal Analysis of Non-Homogeneous Media

    A. Tadeu1, P. Stanak2, J. Sladek2, V. Sladek2, J. Prata1, N. Simões1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.93, No.6, pp. 489-516, 2013, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2013.093.489
    Abstract This paper presents a technique that couples the boundary element method (BEM) with the meshless local Petrov-Galerkin (MLPG) method, formulated in the frequency domain. It is then used to study the transient heat diffusion through a two-dimensional unbounded medium containing confined subdomains where the material properties vary from point to point. To exploit the advantages of each method, the BEM is used for the homogeneous unbounded domain and the MLPG method is used for the non-homogeneous confined subdomains. The nodal points placed at the interface between the confined subdomains and the unbounded homogenous medium are used to couple the BEM… More >

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