Vol.12, No.1, 2009-Table of Contents
  • Bond-Slip Effects on the Behaviour of RC Beam under Monotonic Loading - An Integrated 3D Computational Model using EAS Approach
  • Abstract This paper presents a formulation of hypo-elasticity based RC beam model with bond-slip. Details of the constitutive model and analysis method used are provided. A procedure has been described to carry out three-dimensional analysis considering both geometrical as well as material nonlinearity for a simply supported RC beam employing finite element technique, which uses 8-noded isoparametric hexahedral element HCiS18. Enhanced assumed strain (EAS) formulation has been utilized to predict load-deformation and internal stresses both in the elastic as well as nonlinear regime. It models the composite behaviour of concrete and reinforcements in rigid /perfect bond situation and their mutual interaction… More
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  • A Phenomenological Theory and Numerical Procedure for Chemo-Mechanical Coupling Behavior of Hydrogel
  • Abstract Coupling and interaction of multi-physical fields exist in hydrogel consisting of a fluid and a solid under external stimulus. In this paper, a phenomenological theory for chemo-mechanical coupling behavior and finite element formulation are developed, based on the thermodynamic laws. The free energy function is constructed and used to derive the constitutive equations and governing equations for a linear coupling system including a chemical effect. Equivalent integral forms of the governing equations and coupled finite element equations are obtained by a variational principle. Numerical examples demonstrate the interaction of chemical and mechanical effects of hydrogel under external force loadings and… More
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  • Effective Condition Number for Boundary Knot Method
  • Abstract This study makes the first attempt to apply the effective condition number (ECN) to the stability analysis of the boundary knot method (BKM). We find that the ECN is a superior criterion over the traditional condition number. The main difference between ECN and the traditional condition numbers is in that the ECN takes into account the right hand side vector to estimates system stability. Numerical results show that the ECN is roughly inversely proportional to the numerical accuracy. Meanwhile, using the effective condition number as an indicator, one can fine-tune the user-defined parameters (without the knowledge of exact solution) to… More
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  • An Alternating Iterative MFS Algorithm for the Cauchy Problem in Two-Dimensional Anisotropic Heat Conduction
  • Abstract In this paper, the alternating iterative algorithm originally proposed by Kozlov, Maz'ya and Fomin (1991) is numerically implemented for the Cauchy problem in anisotropic heat conduction using a meshless method. Every iteration of the numerical procedure consists of two mixed, well-posed and direct problems which are solved using the method of fundamental solutions (MFS), in conjunction with the Tikhonov regularization method. For each direct problem considered, the optimal value of the regularization parameter is chosen according to the generalized cross-validation (GCV) criterion. An efficient regularizing stopping criterion which ceases the iterative procedure at the point where the accumulation of noise… More
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