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    Vortex Patches

    G.R. Baker1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.96, No.2, pp. 91-101, 2013, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2013.096.091
    Abstract A vortex patch is a bounded region of uniform vorticity in twodimensional, incompressible, inviscid fluid flow. The streamfunction satisfies the Poisson equation with the vorticity acting as a source term. The standard formulation is to write the streamfunction as a convolution of the vorticity with the twodimensional free-space Greens function. A simple application of Greens theorem converts the area integral to a boundary integral. Numerical methods must then account for the singular nature of the boundary integral, and high accuracy is difficult when filamentation takes place, that is, when long, very thin filaments of vorticity erupt from the main boundary.… More >

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    Multidomain Formulation of BEM Analysis Applied to Large-Scale Polycrystalline Materials

    A. F. Galvis1, R. Q. Rodriguez1, P. Sollero1, E. L. Alburquerque2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.96, No.2, pp. 103-115, 2013, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2013.096.103
    Abstract Polycrystalline structures are present on metal alloys. Therefore, it is necessary to understand and model the mechanical behavior of this media. Usually, this is accomplished by the use of different numerical methods. However, the analysis of polycrystalline materials leads to other type of problems, such as high computational requirements generated in order to get an efficient solution. In this work, the 2D polycrystalline structure is generated using an average grain size through the Voronoi tessellation method and discretized through simulations with random material, crystalline orientation and orthotropic behavior [Sfantos and Aliabadi (2007a)]. BEM discretization requires multidomain analysis and large-scale degrees… More >

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    Numerical Solutions for Free Vibration Analysis of Thick Square Plates by the BEM

    W.L.A. Pereira1, V.J. Karam2, J.A.M. Carrer3, C.S.G. Monteiro1, W.J. Mansur1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.96, No.2, pp. 117-130, 2013, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2013.096.117
    Abstract In this work, the BEM is applied to obtain the numerical solutions for free vibration analysis of thick square plates with two edges simply supported or clamped, and the other two edges free. A formulation based on Reissner’s theory is used here, which includes the contribution of the additional translational inertia terms to the integral equation of displacements and internal forces. The boundary element method is used to discretize the space, where it is employed the static fundamental solution. In literature, the responses for the kind of problem addressed here are very important in the hydroelastic analysis of very large… More >

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    Numerical Study of Polymer Composites in Contact

    L. Rodríguez-Tembleque1, A. Sáez1, F.C. Buroni1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.96, No.2, pp. 131-158, 2013, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2013.096.131
    Abstract A boundary element based formulation is applied to study numerically the tribological behavior of fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) under different frictional contact conditions, taking into account the micromechanics of FRP. Micromechanical models presented consider continuous and short fiber reinforced plastics configurations. The Boundary Element Method (BEM) with an explicit approach for fundamental solutions evaluation is considered for computing the elastic influence coefficients. Signorini’s contact conditions and an orthotropic law of friction on the potential contact zone are enforced by contact operators over the augmented Lagrangian. The proposed methodology is applied to study carbon FRP under frictional contact. The obtained numerical results… More >

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