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    Analytical Models for Sliding Interfaces Associated with Fibre Fractures or Matrix Cracks

    L. N. McCartney1

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.35, No.3, pp. 183-227, 2013, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2013.035.183

    Abstract Analytical stress transfer models are described that enable estimates to be made of the stress and displacement fields that are associated with fibre fractures or matrix cracks in unidirectional fibre reinforced composites. The models represent a clear improvement on popular shear-lag based methodologies. The model takes account of thermal residual stresses, and is based on simplifying assumptions that the axial stress in the fibre is independent of the radial coordinate, and similarly for the matrix. A representation for both the stress and displacement fields is derived that satisfies exactly the equilibrium equations, the required interface… More >

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    Effect of Interface Energy on Size-Dependent Effective Dynamic Properties of Nanocomposites with Coated Nano-Fibers

    Xue-Qian Fang1,2, Ming-Juan Huang1, Jun-Ying Wu3, Guo-Quan Nie1, Jin-Xi Liu1

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.33, No.2, pp. 199-211, 2013, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2013.033.199

    Abstract In nanocomposites, coated nano-fibers are often used to obtain good performance, and the high interface-to-volume ratio shows great effect on the macroscopic effective properties of nanocomposites. In this study, the effect of interface energy around the unidirectional coated nanofibers on the effective dynamic effective properties is explicitly addressed by effective medium method and wave function expansion method. The multiple scattering resulting from the series coating nano-fibers is reduced to the problem of one typical nano-fiber in the effective medium. The dynamic effective shear modulus is obtained on the basis of the derived imperfect interface conditions. More >

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    Numerical Simulation of Detonation and Multi-Material Interface Tracking

    Cheng Wang1, Jianguo Ning1, Tianbao Ma1

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.22, No.1, pp. 73-96, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.022.073

    Abstract In this paper, we report high resolution simulations using a fifth-order weighted essentially non-oscillatory (WENO) scheme with a third-order TVD Runge-Kutta time stepping method to examine the features of the detonation for gas and condensed explosives. A two-stage chemical reaction model and an ignition and growth model are employed to describe the chemical reaction process for gas and condensed explosives. Based on the Steger-Warming vector flux splitting method, a splitting method is employed when the vector flux does not satisfy the homogeneity property for simulating detonation wave propagation for condensed explosives. The sensibility of flame More >

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    Dynamic Stress around Two Interacting Cylindrical Nano-Inhomogeneities with Surface/Interface Effects

    Le-Le Zhang1, Xue-Qian Fang1, Jin-Xi Liu1, Ji-Hong Ma1

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.21, No.3, pp. 171-186, 2011, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2011.021.171

    Abstract On the basis of continuum surface elasticity, two interacting cylindrical nano-inhomogeneities with surface/interface effect in a small-sized solid under anti-plane shear waves are investigated, and the dynamic stress around the nano-inhomogeneities is analyzed. The wave function expansion method is used to expressed the wave field around the two nano-inhomogeneities. The total wave field is obtained by the addition theorem for cylindrical wave function. Through analysis, it is found that the distance between the two nano-inhomogeneities shows great effect on the dynamic stress in nano composites. The effect of the distance is also related to the More >

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    Interface Effect on the Dynamic Stress around an Elliptical Nano-Inhomogeneity Subjected to Anti-Plane Shear Waves

    Xue-Qian Fang1,2, Xiao-Hua Wang1, Le-Le Zhang3

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.16, No.3, pp. 229-246, 2010, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2010.016.229

    Abstract In the design of advanced micro- and nanosized materials and devices containing inclusions, the effects of surfaces/interfaces on the stress concentration become prominent. In this paper, based on the surface/interface elasticity theory, a two-dimensional problem of an elliptical nano-inhomogeneity under anti-plane shear waves is considered. The conformal mapping method is then applied to solve the formulated boundary value problem. The analytical solutions of displacement fields are expressed by employing wave function expansion method, the expanded mode coefficients are determined by satisfying the boundary conditions at the interfaces of the nano-inhomogeneity. Analyses show that the effect More >

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    Nanobubbles at Water-Solid Interfaces: Calculation of the Contact Angle Based on a Simple Model

    H. Elnaiem1, D. Casimir1, P. Misra1, S.M. Gatica1,2

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.14, No.1, pp. 23-34, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2009.014.023

    Abstract Nanobubbles have been found to form at the interface of water and solid surfaces. We examine the conditions for such bubbles to form and estimate the pressure inside the bubble based on thermodynamic considerations. Using a simple model we calculate the contact angle for a wide range of temperatures and hypothetical substrates possessing a continuous range of strengths. We show that as the temperature increases the shape of a bubble changes continuously from a spherical cap with low curvature to a complete sphere. An equivalent effect results from either increasing the strength of the solid More >

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    Interfaces Between two Dissimilar Elastic Materials

    Chyanbin Hwu1, T.L. Kuo, Y.C. Chen

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.11, No.3, pp. 165-184, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2009.011.165

    Abstract In this paper the near tip solutions for interface corners written in terms of the stress intensity factors are presented in a unified expression. This single expression is applicable for any kinds of interface corners including corners and cracks in homogeneous materials as well as interface corners and interface cracks lying between two dissimilar materials, in which the materials can be any kinds of linear elastic anisotropic materials or piezoelectric materials. Through this unified expression of near tip solutions, the singular orders of stresses and their associated stress/electric intensity factors for different kinds of interface More >

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    A New Method of Controlling Shrinkage Cracking in Repaired Concrete Structures Using an Interface Layer of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Cement Mortar

    Shen Yubin1, Xie Huicai1,2, Den Wei1

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.3, No.2, pp. 49-54, 2006, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2006.003.049

    Abstract Bonding an overlay of new concrete onto the damaged concrete is a usual repair method. Because of the different shrinkage rate of the new and old concrete, restrained shrinkage cracks will appear in the new concrete. The cracks will reduce durability and strength of the repaired structure. A new repair method using an interface layer of carbon fiber reinforced cement mortar between new and old concrete was developed in this paper. The new method was found to be very effective in reducing shrinkage cracking of repaired beams and slabs. Comparing with normal repaired beams, the 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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