Representative Volume Elements and Unit Cells

Representative Volume Elements and Unit Cells
Author: Shuguang Li,Elena Sitnikova
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2019-11-19
ISBN 10: 0081026390
ISBN 13: 9780081026397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Representative Volume Elements and Unit Cells Book Review:

Numerical methods to estimate material properties usually involve analysis of a representative volume element (RVE) or unit cell (UC). The representative volume element (RVE) or unit cell (UC) is the smallest volume over which a measurement can be made that will yield a value representative of the whole. RVEs and UCs are widely used in the characterisation of materials with multiscale architectures such as composites. However, finite element (FE) software packages such as Abaqus and Comsol MultiPhysics do not offer the capability for RVE and UC modelling directly on their own. To apply them to analyse RVEs and UCs, the generation of the FE models for them, the imposition of boundary conditions, and the extraction of directly relevant results are essentially the responsibility of the user. These have tended to be incorrectly implemented by users! For the first time, this book will provide a comprehensive account on correct modelling of RVEs and UCs, which will eliminate any uncertainties and ambiguities. The book offers a complete and thorough review on the subject of RVEs and UCs, establishing a framework on a rigorous mathematical and mechanical basis to ensure that basic concepts, such as symmetry and free body diagrams, are applied correctly and consistently. It also demonstrates to readers that rigorous applications of mathematics and mechanics are meant to make things clear, consistent, thorough and, most of all, simple and easy to follow, rather than the opposite as many perceive. As a result, the book shows that the appropriate use of RVEs and UCs can deliver an effective and reliable means of material characterisation. It not only provides a much needed comprehensive account on material characterisation but, more importantly, explains how such characterisation can be conducted in a consistent and systematic manner. It also includes a ready-to-use open source code for UCs that can be downloaded from a companion site for potential users to utilise, adapt and expand as they wish. - The companion site for the book can be found at https://www.elsevier.com/books-and-journals/book-companion/9780081026380 • The theories presented in this book will give users more confidence when applying RVE and UC models to analyse materials of complex architectures with accuracy and efficiency • Systematic explanations of RVE and UC theories have been included, as well as their applications in composites • It illustrates in detail how to set up UC models and provides an open source code to implement via Abaqus

American Society for Composites Eighth Proceedings

American Society for Composites  Eighth Proceedings
Author: American Society for Composites. Technical Conference
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1160
Release: 1993-10-15
ISBN 10: 9781566761031
ISBN 13: 1566761034
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Structure and Mechanics of Textile Fibre Assemblies

Structure and Mechanics of Textile Fibre Assemblies
Author: Peter Schwartz
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2019-08-15
ISBN 10: 0081027699
ISBN 13: 9780081027691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structure and Mechanics of Textile Fibre Assemblies Book Review:

Structure and Mechanics of Textile Fibre Assemblies, Second Edition, offers detailed information on all aspects of textile structure and mechanics. This new edition is updated to include the latest technology and techniques, as well as fiber assembly for major application areas. Chapters discuss the mechanics of materials and key mechanical concepts, such as stress, strain, bending and shear, but also examine structure and mechanics in-depth, including fabric type, covering yarns, woven fabrics, knitted fabrics, nonwovens, tufted fabrics, textile composites, laminated and coated textile fabrics, and braided structures. Finally, structure and mechanics are approached from the viewpoint of key applications areas. This book will be an essential source of information for scientists, technologists, engineers, designers, manufacturers and R&D managers in the textile industry, as well as academics and researchers in textiles and fiber science. Provides methodical coverage of all essential fabric types, including yarns, woven fabrics, knitted fabrics, nonwovens, tufted fabrics, textile composites, laminated and coated textile fabrics, and braided structures Enables the reader to understand the mechanical properties and structural parameters of fabric at a highly detailed level Expanded update includes an analysis of fiber assemblies for key technical areas, such as protective fabrics and medical textiles

Imperfect Bifurcation in Structures and Materials

Imperfect Bifurcation in Structures and Materials
Author: Kiyohiro Ikeda,Kazuo Murota
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 590
Release: 2019-09-25
ISBN 10: 3030214737
ISBN 13: 9783030214739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imperfect Bifurcation in Structures and Materials Book Review:

Most physical systems lose or gain stability through bifurcation behavior. This book explains a series of experimentally found bifurcation phenomena by means of the methods of static bifurcation theory.

It Based Manufacturing

It Based Manufacturing
Author: Surender Kumar,S. K. Mukherjee,Vinay Sharma
Publsiher: Alpha Science Int'l Ltd.
Total Pages: 858
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9788173195099
ISBN 13: 8173195099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It Based Manufacturing Book Review:

This monograph provides a logistic view of IT-Based manufacturing comprising the concept methodology, tools, techniques and applications. Papers written by experts in their fields are organized into different sections covering cutting processes and machine tools, non-traditional manufacturing, joining and forming, manufacturing mechatronics and intelligent manufacturing. Comprises of 129 papers presented by both Indian and International Scientists at the 20th All India Manufacturing Technology, Design and Research Conference. Machining Processes and Machine Tools Non-Traditional Manufacturing Forming and Joining Manufacturing Mechatronics Intelligent Manufacturing Related Topics

Hybrid and Incompatible Finite Element Methods

Hybrid and Incompatible Finite Element Methods
Author: Theodore H.H. Pian,Chang-Chun Wu
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2005-11-04
ISBN 10: 1135442215
ISBN 13: 9781135442217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hybrid and Incompatible Finite Element Methods Book Review:

While the theory and application of finite elements methods can be extended to incompatible, hybrid, and mixed element methods, important issues, such as determining the reliability of the solution of incompatible multivariable elements, along with a common perception of impracticality, have hindered the widespread implementation of these methods. Today, however, recent advances--many directly attributable to these authors--have allowed the development of the stability theory and abstract mathematics to useful tools. Hybrid and Incompatible Finite Element Methods introduces these advances in the theory and applications of incompatible and multivariable finite element methods. After an overview of the variation formulation of finite element methods in solid mechanics, the authors discuss the fundamental theory and systematically demonstrate the theoretical foundations of incompatible elements and their application to different problems in the theory of elasticity. They also introduce new ideas in the development of hybrid finite elements, study the numerical stability of the hybrid and mixed element, and establish the theory of zero energy deformation modes. The final chapters, explore applications to fracture problems, present a bound analysis for fracture parameters, and demonstrate an implementation of a finite element analysis program.

Computational Mesomechanics of Composites

Computational Mesomechanics of Composites
Author: Leon L. Mishnaevsky, Jr
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2007-08-20
ISBN 10: 9780470513187
ISBN 13: 0470513187
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computational Mesomechanics of Composites Book Review:

Mechanical properties of composite materials can be improved by tailoring their microstructures. Optimal microstructures of composites, which ensure desired properties of composite materials, can be determined in computational experiments. The subject of this book is the computational analysis of interrelations between mechanical properties (e.g., strength, damage resistance stiffness) and microstructures of composites. The methods of mesomechanics of composites are reviewed, and applied to the modelling of the mechanical behaviour of different groups of composites. Individual chapters are devoted to the computational analysis of the microstructure- mechanical properties relationships of particle reinforced composites, functionally graded and particle clusters reinforced composites, interpenetrating phase and unidirectional fiber reinforced composites, and machining tools materials.

Micromechanics of Composite Materials

Micromechanics of Composite Materials
Author: Jacob Aboudi,S. M. Arnold,Brett A. Bednarcyk
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 984
Release: 2012-11-01
ISBN 10: 0123970350
ISBN 13: 9780123970350
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Micromechanics of Composite Materials Book Review:

Summary: A Generalized Multiscale Analysis Approach brings together comprehensive background information on the multiscale nature of the composite, constituent material behaviour, damage models and key techniques for multiscale modelling, as well as presenting the findings and methods, developed over a lifetime's research, of three leading experts in the field. The unified approach presented in the book for conducting multiscale analysis and design of conventional and smart composite materials is also applicable for structures with complete linear and nonlinear material behavior, with numerous applications provided to illustrate use. Modeling composite behaviour is a key challenge in research and industry; when done efficiently and reliably it can save money, decrease time to market with new innovations and prevent component failure.

Computer Methods and Experimental Measurements for Surface Effects and Contact Mechanics VIII

Computer Methods and Experimental Measurements for Surface Effects and Contact Mechanics VIII
Author: J. T. M. de Hosson
Publsiher: WIT Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 184564073X
ISBN 13: 9781845640736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computer Methods and Experimental Measurements for Surface Effects and Contact Mechanics VIII Book Review:

The importance of contact and surface problems in modern engineering and their combined effects has led to the Eighth International Conference on Computer Methods and Experimental Measurements for Surface and Contact Mechanics. Nowadays the importance of contact and surface problems in many technological fields is well understood: they are complex and inherently non-linear due to their moving boundaries and the different properties of materials, particularly along the contact surfaces. Structural components fail from wear, corrosion, high cycle fatigue etc., that is to say affected and initiated by the surface conditions. The use of surface treatments can reduce the cost of components and extend the life of the elements. Their effect is of particular importance in the case of surfaces undergoing contact, a problem which is addressed throughout the book. Topics featured: Surface Treatment; Surface problems in Contact Mechanics; Fracture Mechanics; Coupled analysis and experiments; Thin Coatings; Thick Coatings; Contact Mechanics; Material Surface in Contact; Applications and Case Studies.

Advances in Energy and Combustion

Advances in Energy and Combustion
Author: Ashwani K. Gupta
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9811626480
ISBN 13: 9789811626487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Applicability of the Generalized Method of Cells for Analyzing Discontinuously Reinforced Composites

The Applicability of the Generalized Method of Cells for Analyzing Discontinuously Reinforced Composites
Author: D. H. Pahr
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: NASA:31769000644099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Non Crimp Fabric Composites

Non Crimp Fabric Composites
Author: Stepan V Lomov
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2011-04-19
ISBN 10: 0857092537
ISBN 13: 9780857092533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Non Crimp Fabric Composites Book Review:

Non-crimp fabric (NCF) composites are reinforced with mats of straight (non-crimped) fibres, giving them such advantages as strength, ease of handling and low manufacturing costs. Non-crimp fabric composites provides a comprehensive review of the use of NCF composites, their manufacture and applications in engineering. Part one covers the manufacture of non-crimp fabrics, including also topics such as structural stitching and automated defect analysis. Part two goes on to discuss the manufacture of non-crimp fabric composites, with chapters covering such topics as deformability and permeability of NCF. Part three focuses on the properties of NCF composites, with chapters on stiffness and strength, damage progression and fatigue. Finally, part four covers the applications of NCF composites, including chapters on the aerospace and automotive industries as well as wind turbines and helicopter applications. The book concludes with a discussion of cost analysis of NCF composites in engineering applications. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Non-crimp fabric composites is an essential reference for composite manufacturers and structural and mechanical engineers in industries using NCF composites, as well as academics with a research interest in the field. Provides a comprehensive review of the use of NCF composites, their manufacture and applications in engineering Reviews the manufacture of non-crimp fabrics, including also topics such as structural stitching and automated defect analysis Examines the properties of NCF composites considering stiffness and strength, damage progression and fatigue

Microstructures in Elastic Media

Microstructures in Elastic Media
Author: Nhan Phan-Thien,Sangtae Kim
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1994-08-25
ISBN 10: 9780195358070
ISBN 13: 0195358074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microstructures in Elastic Media Book Review:

This monograph describes various methods for solving deformation problems of particulate solids, taking the reader from analytical to computational methods. The book is the first to present the topic of linear elasticity in mathematical terms that will be familiar to anyone with a grounding in fluid mechanics. It incorporates the latest advances in computational algorithms for elliptic partial differential equations, and provides the groundwork for simulations on high performance parallel computers. Numerous exercises complement the theoretical discussions, and a related set of self-documented programs is available to readers with Internet access. The work will be of interest to advanced students and practicing researchers in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, applied physics, computational methods, and developers of numerical modeling software.

Micromechanics and Nanoscale Effects

Micromechanics and Nanoscale Effects
Author: Vasyl Michael Harik,Li-Shi Luo
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9400710135
ISBN 13: 9789400710139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Micromechanics and Nanoscale Effects Book Review:

This volume consists of the state-of-the-art reports on new developments in micromechanics and the modeling of nanoscale effects, and is a companion book to the recent Kluwer volume on nanomechanics and mul- scale modeling (it is entitled Trends in Nanoscale Mechanics). The two volumes grew out of a series of discussions held at NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC), lectures and other events shared by many researchers from the national research laboratories and academia. The key events include the 2001 Summer Series of Round-Table Discussions on Nanotechnology at ICASE Institute (NASA LaRC) organized by Drs. V. M. Harik and M. D. Salas and the 2002 NASA LaRC Workshop on Multi-scale Modeling. The goal of these interactions was to foster collaborations between academic researchers and the ICASE Institute (NASA LaRC), a universi- based institute, which has pioneered world-class computational, theoretical and experimental research in the disciplines that are important to NASA. Editors gratefully acknowledge help of Ms. E. Todd (ICASE, NASA LaRC), the ICASE Director M. D. Salas and all reviewers, in particular, Dr. B. Diskin (ICASE/NIA, NASA LaRC), Prof. R. Haftka (University of Florida), Dr. V. M. Harik (ICASE/Swales Aerospace, NASA LaRC), Prof.

Computational Finite Element Methods in Nanotechnology

Computational Finite Element Methods in Nanotechnology
Author: Sarhan M. Musa
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN 10: 135183259X
ISBN 13: 9781351832595
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computational Finite Element Methods in Nanotechnology Book Review:

Computational Finite Element Methods in Nanotechnology demonstrates the capabilities of finite element methods in nanotechnology for a range of fields. Bringing together contributions from researchers around the world, it covers key concepts as well as cutting-edge research and applications to inspire new developments and future interdisciplinary research. In particular, it emphasizes the importance of finite element methods (FEMs) for computational tools in the development of efficient nanoscale systems. The book explores a variety of topics, including: A novel FE-based thermo-electrical-mechanical-coupled model to study mechanical stress, temperature, and electric fields in nano- and microelectronics The integration of distributed element, lumped element, and system-level methods for the design, modeling, and simulation of nano- and micro-electromechanical systems (N/MEMS) Challenges in the simulation of nanorobotic systems and macro-dimensions The simulation of structures and processes such as dislocations, growth of epitaxial films, and precipitation Modeling of self-positioning nanostructures, nanocomposites, and carbon nanotubes and their composites Progress in using FEM to analyze the electric field formed in needleless electrospinning How molecular dynamic (MD) simulations can be integrated into the FEM Applications of finite element analysis in nanomaterials and systems used in medicine, dentistry, biotechnology, and other areas The book includes numerous examples and case studies, as well as recent applications of microscale and nanoscale modeling systems with FEMs using COMSOL Multiphysics® and MATLAB®. A one-stop reference for professionals, researchers, and students, this is also an accessible introduction to computational FEMs in nanotechnology for those new to the field.

InCIEC 2014

InCIEC 2014
Author: Rohana Hassan,Marina Yusoff,Anizahyati Alisibramulisi,Norliyati Mohd Amin,Zulhabri Ismail
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1282
Release: 2015-05-11
ISBN 10: 9812872906
ISBN 13: 9789812872906
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

InCIEC 2014 Book Review:

The special focus of this proceedings is to cover the areas of infrastructure engineering and sustainability management. The state-of-the art information in infrastructure and sustainable issues in engineering covers earthquake, bioremediation, synergistic management, timber engineering, flood management and intelligent transport systems. It provides precise information with regards to innovative research development in construction materials and structures in addition to a compilation of interdisciplinary finding combining nano-materials and engineering.

Computational Methods for Microstructure Property Relationships

Computational Methods for Microstructure Property Relationships
Author: Somnath Ghosh,Dennis Dimiduk
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 658
Release: 2010-11-17
ISBN 10: 9781441906434
ISBN 13: 1441906436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computational Methods for Microstructure Property Relationships Book Review:

Computational Methods for Microstructure-Property Relationships introduces state-of-the-art advances in computational modeling approaches for materials structure-property relations. Written with an approach that recognizes the necessity of the engineering computational mechanics framework, this volume provides balanced treatment of heterogeneous materials structures within the microstructural and component scales. Encompassing both computational mechanics and computational materials science disciplines, this volume offers an analysis of the current techniques and selected topics important to industry researchers, such as deformation, creep and fatigue of primarily metallic materials. Researchers, engineers and professionals involved with predicting performance and failure of materials will find Computational Methods for Microstructure-Property Relationships a valuable reference.

Computational Mechanics

Computational Mechanics
Author: Zhenhan Yao,M. W. Yuan,Wanxie Zhong
Publsiher: 清华大学出版社有限公司
Total Pages: 1286
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9787302093411
ISBN 13: 7302093415
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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American Sociey of Composties Fifteenth International Conference

American Sociey of Composties  Fifteenth International Conference
Author: Amer Society Composi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1249
Release: 2000-09-26
ISBN 10: 9781587160523
ISBN 13: 1587160528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Multiscale Biomechanics

Multiscale Biomechanics
Author: Jean-Francois Ganghoffer
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2018-02-03
ISBN 10: 0081021151
ISBN 13: 9780081021156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiscale Biomechanics Book Review:

Multiscale Biomechanics provides new insights on multiscale static and dynamic behavior of both soft and hard biological tissues, including bone, the intervertebral disk, biological membranes and tendons. The physiological aspects of bones and biological membranes are introduced, along with micromechanical models used to compute mechanical response. A modern account of continuum mechanics of growth and remodeling, generalized continuum models to capture internal lengths scales, and dedicated homogenization methods are provided to help the reader with the necessary theoretical foundations. Topics discussed include multiscale methods for fibrous media based on discrete homogenization, generalized continua constitutive models for bone, and a presentation of recent theoretical and numerical advances. In addition, a refresher on continuum mechanics and more advanced background related to differential geometry, configurational mechanics, mechanics of growth, thermodynamics of open systems and homogenization methods is given in separate chapters. Numerical aspects are treated in detail, and simulations are presented to illustrate models. This book is intended for graduate students and researchers in biomechanics interested in the latest research developments, as well as those who wish to gain insight into the field of biomechanics. Provides a clear exposition of multiscale methods for fibrous media based on discrete homogenization and the consideration of generalized continua constitutive models for bone Presents recent theoretical and numerical advances for bone remodeling and growth Includes the necessary theoretical background that is exposed in a clear and self-contained manner Covers continuum mechanics and more advanced background related to differential geometry, configurational mechanics, mechanics of growth, thermodynamics of open systems and homogenization methods