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    Finite Element Analysis for the Treatment of Proximal Femoral Fracture

    Ching-Chi Hsu1, Jinn Lin2, Yongyut Amaritsakul3, Takalamesar Antonius3, Ching-Kong Chao3,4

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.11, No.1, pp. 1-14, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2009.011.001

    Abstract Dynamic hip screw and gamma nail have been widely used to treat the patients with proximal femoral fractures, but clinical failures of those implants are still to be found. This study developed three-dimensional finite element models to investigate the biomechanical performances of the implants. Two kinds of commercially available implants (dynamic hip screw and gamma nail) and one newly designed implant (double screw nail) under three kinds of the proximal femoral fractures (neck fracture, subtrochanteric fracture, and subtrochanteric fracture with gap) were evaluated. Double screw nail showed better biomechanical performances than dynamic hip screw and More >

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    Numerical Investigation of the Multiple Dynamic Crack Branching Phenomena

    T. Nishioka1, S. Tchouikov1, T. Fujimoto1

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.3, No.3, pp. 147-154, 2006, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2006.003.147

    Abstract In this study, phenomena of multiple branching of dynamically propagating crack are investigated numerically. The complicated paths of cracks propagating in a material are simulated by moving finite element method based on Delaunay automatic triangulation (MFEM BODAT), which was extended for such problems. For evaluation of fracture parameters for propagating and branching cracks switching method of the path independent dynamic J integral was used. Using these techniques the generation phase simulation of multiple dynamic crack branching was performed. Various dynamic fracture parameters, which are almost impossible to obtain by experimental technique alone, were accurately evaluated. More >

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    Object-Oriented Modeling of Solid Material in Nonlinear Applications

    Hamid Sharifi1 and Augustin Gakwaya1

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.3, No.2, pp. 77-96, 2006, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2006.003.077

    Abstract In this paper, an object-oriented modeling of solid material constitutive behavior using the UML notation is presented. Material properties are first classified into large and small deformation kinematical models. In the small deformation package, we keep classes such as Elastic, ElastoPlastic, ViscoElastic and ViscoPlastic. In the large deformation package, we store classes such as ElastoPlastic, HyperElastic, HyperPlastic, HyperViscoElastic, HyperViscoPlastic and so on. The hierarchical structure, the association relationships as well as key attributes and methods of these classes are presented. We used a C++ implementation of the above model for developing HyperElastic, HyperElastoPlastic and Contact More >

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    An Optimization Analysis of UBM Thicknesses and Solder Geometry on A Wafer Level Chip Scale Package Using Robust Methods

    Heng-Cheng Lin1, Chieh Kung2, Rong-Sheng Chen1, Gin-Tiao Liang1

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.3, No.2, pp. 55-64, 2006, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2006.003.055

    Abstract Wafer level chip scale package (WLCSP) has been recognized providing clear advantages over traditional wire-bond package in relaxing the need of underfill while offering high density of I/O interconnects. Without the underfill, the solder joint reliability becomes more critical. Adding to the reliability concerns is the safety demand trend toward "green'' products on which unleaded material, e.g. lead-free solders, is required. The requirement of lead-free solders on the packages results in a higher reflow temperature profile in the package manufacturing process, in turn, complicating the reliability issue. This paper presents an optimization study, considering the… More >

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    Numerical Simulation of Elastic Behaviour and Failure Processes in Heterogeneous Material

    Lingfei Gao1, Xiaoping Zheng1,2, Zhenhan Yao1

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.3, No.1, pp. 25-36, 2006, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2007.003.025

    Abstract A general numerical approach is developed to model the elastic behaviours and failure processes of heterogeneous materials. The heterogeneous material body is assumed composed of a large number of convex polygon lattices with different phases. These phases are locally isotropic and elastic-brittle with the different lattices displaying variable material parameters and a Weibull-type statistical distribution. When the effective strain exceeds a local fracture criterion, the full lattice exhibits failure uniformly, and this is modelled by assuming a very small Young modulus value. An auto-select loading method is employed to model the failure process. The proposed More >

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    Numerical Modelling of Damage Response of Layered Composite Plates

    I. Smojver1, J. Sorić2

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.3, No.1, pp. 13-24, 2006, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2007.003.013

    Abstract The paper addresses the problem of impact on layered fibre composites. The behaviour of composite laminates under impact loading is dependent not only on the velocity but also on the mass and geometry of the impactor. Using micromechanical Mori-Tanaka approach, mechanical properties of the laminate have been calculated utilizing the material constants of the fibre and matrix. General purpose FEM software ABAQUS has been modified by means of user written subroutines for modelling of composite laminate and rigid impactor. The kinematics of the impact has been simulated using transient dynamic analysis. Employing user defined multi More >

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    FEM-Analysis of Nonclassical Transmission Conditions between Elastic Structures Part 1: Soft Imperfect Interface.

    G. Mishuris1, A. Öchsner2, G. Kuhn3

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.2, No.4, pp. 227-238, 2005, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2005.002.227

    Abstract FEM-evaluation of imperfect transmission conditions has been performed for a modelling problem of an elastic structure with a thin intermediate interface. Very good correlations with theoretical results have been obtained. Additionally, the possible error connected with introducing the transmission conditions instead of the intermediate zone has been estimated depending on mechanical properties of the zone. More >

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    A four-node hybrid assumed-strain finite element for laminated composite plates

    A. Cazzani1, E. Garusi2, A. Tralli3, S.N. Atluri4

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.2, No.1, pp. 23-38, 2005, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2005.002.023

    Abstract Fibre-reinforced plates and shells are finding an increasing interest in engineering applications. Consequently, efficient and robust computational tools are required for the analysis of such structural models. As a matter of fact, a large amount of laminate finite elements have been developed and incorporated in most commercial codes for structural analysis. \newline In this paper a new laminate hybrid assumed-strain plate element is derived within the framework of the First-order Shear Deformation Theory (i.e. assuming that particles of the plate originally lying along a straight line which is normal to the undeformed middle surface remain… More >

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