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  • Parallel Computing Performance of Thermal-Structural Coupled Analysis in Parallel Computing Resource
  • Abstract Large structural problems with high precision and complexity require a high-performance computation using the efficient parallel algorithm. The purpose of this paper is to present the parallel performance of thermal-structural coupled analysis tested on a parallel cluster system. In the coupled analysis, the heat transfer analysis is carried out, and then the structural analysis is performed based on temperature distribution. For the automatic and efficient connection of two parallel analysis modules, the several communication patterns were studied. The parallel performance was demonstrated for the sample and the real application problems, such as a laminated composite material by the DNS(Direct Numerical…
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  • Equivalent One-Dimensional Spring-Dashpot System Representing Impedance Functions of Structural Systems with Non-Classical Damping
  • Abstract This paper describes the transformation of impedance functions in general structural systems with non-classical damping into a one-dimensional spring-dashpot system (1DSD). A transformation procedure based on complex modal analysis is proposed, where the impedance function is transformed into a 1DSD comprising units arranged in series. Each unit is a parallel system composed of a spring, a dashpot, and a unit having a spring and a dashpot arranged in series. Three application examples are presented to verify the applicability of the proposed procedure and the accuracy of the 1DSDs. The results indicate that the 1DSDs accurately simulate the impedance functions for…
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  • Molecular Dynamics Analysis of the Vaporization Process for Two Nano-Scale Liquid Threads Coexisting in a Periodic Fundamental Cell
  • Abstract Previous studies of nano-scale liquid threads have almost entirely been devoted to the investigation of a single liquid thread in a periodic fundamental cell. This paper is the first to study the vaporization process of two nano-scale liquid threads coexisting in a periodic fundamental cell by molecular dynamics (MD) simulation. Because of the interaction between the two liquid threads, the vaporization process is different from that of a single liquid thread in a periodic fundamental cell. This study discusses the influences of the liquid thread radius, fundamental cell length, and relative position of the two threads. Snapshots of molecules, the…
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  • A Comprehensive Finite Element Model for Tapered Composite Wing Structures
  • Abstract A comprehensive finite element model incorporating the features of comprehensive wing model and finite element method is developed in this paper. This new model extends the applicability of comprehensive wing model from uniform composite wings to tapered composite wings. It preserves the simplicity of one-dimensional finite element but performs like three-dimensional finite element for wing structural analysis. To verify its accuracy and show its efficiency, this model which is applicable to the general dynamic analysis is reduced to two simple cases: static analysis and free vibration analysis. Based upon the reduction results for static and free vibration cases, several numerical…
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  • Galerkin Solution of Stochastic Beam Bending on Winkler Foundations
  • Abstract In this paper, the Askey-Wiener scheme and the Galerkin method are used to obtain approximate solutions to stochastic beam bending on Winkler foundation. The study addresses Euler-Bernoulli beams with uncertainty in the bending stiffness modulus and in the stiffness of the foundation. Uncertainties are represented by parameterized stochastic processes. The random behavior of beam response is modeled using the Askey-Wiener scheme. One contribution of the paper is a sketch of proof of existence and uniqueness of the solution to problems involving fourth order operators applied to random fields. From the approximate Galerkin solution, expected value and variance of beam displacement…
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  • Semi-automatic Segmentation of Multiple Sclerosis Lesion Based Active Contours Model and Variational Dirichlet Process
  • Abstract We propose a new semi-automatic segmentation based Active Contour Model and statistic prior knowledge of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Lesions in Regions Of Interest (RIO) within brain Magnetic Resonance Images(MRI). Reliable segmentation of MS lesion is important for at least three types of practical applications: pharmaceutical trails, making decision for drug treatment, patient follow-up. Manual segmentation of the MS lesions in brain MRI by well qualified experts is usually preferred. However, manual segmentation is hard to reproduce and can be highly cost and time consuming in the presence of large volume of MRI data. In other hand, automated segmentation methods are…
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  • Computational Quantum Mechanics Simulation on the Photonic Properties of Group-III Nitride Clusters
  • Abstract This paper describes the quantum mechanical simulation on the photonic properties of group-III nitride clusters, whose bulk types are common materials for light emitting diodes (LEDs). In order to emit different colors of light using the same semiconductor materials, it is possible to vary the band gap by controlling the quantum dot sizes or doping a third atom theoretically. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations are performed to analyze a set of binary (GaN)n (3≤n≤32) and ternary InxGa1-xN (0≤x≤0.375) clusters to study their photonic characteristics. The ground state structures are optimized to calculate the binding energies using the time-independent DFT. Then…
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  • A Novel Meshless Method for Solving the Second Kind of Fredholm Integral Equations
  • Abstract A novel meshless technique termed the Random Integral Quadrature (RIQ) method is developed in this paper for solving the generalized integral equations. By the RIQ method, the governing equations in the integral form are discretized directly with the field nodes distributed randomly or uniformly, which is achieved by discretizing the integral governing equations with the generalized integral quadrature (GIQ) technique over a set of background virtual nodes, and then interpolating the function values at the virtual nodes over a set of field nodes with Local Kriging method, where the field nodes are distributed either randomly or uniformly. The RIQ method…
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  • Mean Densities in Dynamic MathematicalTwo-phase Flow Models
  • Abstract This paper presents and discusses a mean densities method applied to a steam-water two-phase flow mathematical model which uses a finite volume method and a staggered grid for discretizing a rigid volume in control volumes, where the thermodynamic properties are calculated. This method is based on the concepts of uniform pressure among all the control volumes and mean density in each control volume, allowing smooth thermodynamic properties, hence avoiding discontinuity at phase boundaries. This method wipes out the chattering problem due to the continuous and differentiable modelling of density and its partial derivatives, which leads to faster simulations and increases…
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