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    On the (Meshless Local Petrov-Galerkin) MLPG-Eshelby Method in Computational Finite Deformation Solid Mechanics - Part II

    Z. D. Han1, S. N. Atluri2,3
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.97, No.3, pp. 199-237, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2014.097.199
    Abstract This paper presents a new method for the computational mechanics of large strain deformations of solids, as a fundamental departure from the currently popular finite element methods (FEM). The currently widely popular primal FEM: (1) uses element-based interpolations for displacements as the trial functions, and element-based interpolations of displacement-like quantities as the test functions; (2) uses the same type and class of trial & test functions, leading to a Galerkin approach; (3) uses the trial and test functions which are most often continuous at the inter-element boundaries; (4) leads to sparsely populated symmetric tangent stiffness matrices; (5) computes piecewise-linear predictor… More >

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    ARTICLE

    A State Space Differential Reproducing Kernel Method for the Buckling Analysis of Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Composite Circular Hollow Cylinders

    Chih-Ping Wu1,2, Ruei-Yong Jiang1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.97, No.3, pp. 239-279, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2014.097.239
    Abstract A state space differential reproducing kernel (DRK) method is developed for the three-dimensional (3D) buckling analysis of simply-supported, carbon nanotube-reinforced composite (CNTRC) circular hollow cylinders and laminated composite ones under axial compression. The single-walled carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and polymer are used as the reinforcements and matrix, respectively, to constitute the CNTRC cylinder. Three different distributions of CNTs varying in the thickness direction are considered (i.e., the uniform distribution and functionally graded rhombus-, and X-type ones), and the through-thickness distributions of effective material properties of the cylinder are determined using the rule of mixtures. The 3D linear buckling theory is used,… More >

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    ARTICLE

    A Solution Procedure for a Vibro-Impact Problem under Fully Correlated Gaussian White Noises

    H.T. Zhu 1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.97, No.3, pp. 281-298, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2014.097.281
    Abstract This study is concerned with a solution procedure to obtain the probability density function (PDF) of a vibro-impact Duffing oscillator under fully correlated external and parametric Gaussian white noises. The proposed solution procedure consists of three steps. In the first step, the Zhuravlev non-smooth coordinate transformation is adopted to introduce an additional impulsive damping term, in which the original vibro-impact oscillator is converted into a new oscillator without any barrier. After that, the PDF of the new oscillator is obtained by solving the Fokker-Planck equation with the exponential-polynomial closure method. Last, the PDF of the original oscillator is formulated in… More >

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