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See detailA variational formulation of dissipative quasicontinuum methods
Rokos, Ondrej; Beex, Lars UL; Peerlings, Ron et al

in International Journal of Solids and Structures (2016), 102-103

Lattice systems and discrete networks with dissipative interactions are successfully employed as meso-scale models of heterogeneous solids. As the application scale generally is much larger than that of ... [more ▼]

Lattice systems and discrete networks with dissipative interactions are successfully employed as meso-scale models of heterogeneous solids. As the application scale generally is much larger than that of the discrete links, physically relevant simulations are computationally expensive. The QuasiContinuum (QC) method is a multiscale approach that reduces the computational cost of direct numerical simulations by fully resolving complex phenomena only in regions of interest while coarsening elsewhere. In previous work (Beex et al., J. Mech. Phys. Solids 64, 154-169, 2014), the originally conservative QC methodology was generalized to a virtual-power-based QC approach that includes local dissipative mechanisms. In this contribution, the virtual-power-based QC method is reformulated from a variational point of view, by employing the energy-based variational framework for rate-independent processes (Mielke and Roub cek, Rate-Independent Systems: Theory and Application, Springer-Verlag, 2015). By construction it is shown that the QC method with dissipative interactions can be expressed as a minimization problem of a properly built energy potential, providing solutions equivalent to those of the virtual-power-based QC formulation. The theoretical considerations are demonstrated on three simple examples. For them we verify energy consistency, quantify relative errors in energies, and discuss errors in internal variables obtained for different meshes and two summation rules. [less ▲]

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See detailVibration of functionally graded material plates with cutouts & cracks in thermal environment
Rahimabadi, A. A.; Natarajan, S.; Bordas, Stéphane UL

in Key Engineering Materials (2013), 560

In this paper, the effect of a centrally located cutout (circular and elliptical) and cracks emanating from the cutout on the free flexural vibration behaviour of functionally graded material plates in ... [more ▼]

In this paper, the effect of a centrally located cutout (circular and elliptical) and cracks emanating from the cutout on the free flexural vibration behaviour of functionally graded material plates in thermal environment is studied. The discontinuity surface is represented independent of the mesh by exploiting the partition of unity method framework. A Heaviside function is used to capture the jump in the displacement across the discontinuity surface and asymptotic branch functions are used to capture the singularity around the crack tip. An enriched shear flexible 4-noded quadrilateral element is used for the spatial discretization. The properties are assumed to vary only in the thickness direction. The effective properties of the functionally graded material are estimated using the Mori-Tanaka homogenization scheme and the plate kinematics is based on the first order shear deformation theory. The influence of the plate geometry, the geometry of the cutout, the crack length, the thermal gradient and the boundary conditions on the free flexural vibration is numerically studied. © (2013) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland. [less ▲]

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See detailVicinity Resource Cartography for Delay-Tolerant Networks: a Holistic Perspective
Sandulescu, Gabriel UL; Schaffer, Peter UL; Nadjm-Tehrani, Simin UL

in 2010 IFIP W IRELESS D AYS (2010)

In this paper we propose a distributed algorithm allowing nodes in delay-tolerant networks to construct vicinity resource maps based on past encounters. Our algorithm estimates the availability of the ... [more ▼]

In this paper we propose a distributed algorithm allowing nodes in delay-tolerant networks to construct vicinity resource maps based on past encounters. Our algorithm estimates the availability of the following resources: energy, buffer space, and bandwidth. We then show how a store-carry-forward scheme may benefit from having access to these resource estimates. While knowledge about resources available in the vicinity allows nodes to implement meaningful custodian election strategies, an evaluation of available bandwidth and contact time allows them to carry out adaptive queue management strategies. Thus, such strategies can be approached from a holistic perspective based on the availability of the three resources under consideration in node proximity.We validate our model separately in time-varying and space-varying environments. In addition to synthetic mobility models (random waypoint) we validate our resource estimation in a disaster area mobility model (using Bonn motion traces). We show that by using this information a routing protocol may dramatically improve its delivery rate and energy overhead while keeping delivery latency almost constant. [less ▲]

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See detailVirtual and smoothed finite elements: A connection and its application to polygonal/polyhedral finite element methods
Natarajan, Sundararajan; Bordas, Stéphane UL; Ooi, Ean Tat

in International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering (2015), 104(13), 1173-1199

We show both theoretically and numerically a connection between the smoothed finite element method (SFEM) and the virtual element method and use this approach to derive stable, cheap and optimally ... [more ▼]

We show both theoretically and numerically a connection between the smoothed finite element method (SFEM) and the virtual element method and use this approach to derive stable, cheap and optimally convergent polyhedral FEM.We show that the stiffness matrix computed with one subcell SFEM is identical to the consistency term of the virtual element method, irrespective of the topology of the element, as long as the shape functions vary linearly on the boundary. Using this connection, we propose a new stable approach to strain smoothing for polygonal/polyhedral elements where, instead of using sub-triangulations, we are able to use one single polygonal/polyhedral subcell for each element while maintaining stability. For a similar number of degrees of freedom, the proposed approach is more accurate than the conventional SFEM with triangular subcells. The time to compute the stiffness matrix scales with the O.dof s/1:1 in case of the conventional polygonal FEM, while it scales as O.dof s/0:7 in the proposed approach. The accuracy and the convergence properties of the SFEM are studied with a few benchmark problems in 2D and 3D linear elasticity. [less ▲]

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Aleksic, Gabrijela UL

Conference given outside the academic context (2013)

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Aleksic, Gabrijela UL

Conference given outside the academic context (2013)

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See detailThe virtual node polygonal element method for nonlinear thermal analysis with application to hybrid laser welding
Wu, SC; Peng, X; Zhang, WH et al

in International Journal of Heat & Mass Transfer (2013), 67

The nonlinear heat transfer process occurring during hybrid laser welding was simulated using the Virtual-node Polygonal Element (VPE) method within the framework of the Finite Element Method (FEM). To ... [more ▼]

The nonlinear heat transfer process occurring during hybrid laser welding was simulated using the Virtual-node Polygonal Element (VPE) method within the framework of the Finite Element Method (FEM). To achieve robustness in large-scale welding simulations, a dynamic mesh refinement with quadtree and octree data structures was used in the welding region. Accuracy, convergence and efficiency were verified by solving two and three dimensional problems. It is found that the present VPE can successfully simulate the hybrid laser welding process with good accuracy and convergence. The adaptive refined mesh box can synchronously move with the welding heat source, which dramatically reduces the number of field nodes. Compared with the standard FEM,the VPEM requires only approximately 42% of the total degrees of freedom used in standard FEM for the same accuracy. Furthermore, we compare the computational cost and accuracy of the method to that of the finite element method, the edge based virtual node polygonal element/virtual node method, the edge-based Smoothed Point Interpolation Meshless Method (ES-PIM), the edge-based Element (ES-PIM) the Element Free Galerkin (EFG) method and the Meshless Local Petrove-Galerkin Petrov-Galerkin (MLPG) method. Compared to all those methods, the proposed scheme is found competitive in terms of computational cost versus accuracy, and benefit from a simple implementation. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailVirtual-power-based quasicontinuum methods for discrete dissipative materials
Beex, Lars UL; Bordas, Stéphane UL

Scientific Conference (2016, June)

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See detailVirtual-power-based quasicontinuum methods for discrete dissipative materials
Beex, Lars UL

Scientific Conference (2016, June)

In this presentation, the formulation of the virtual-power-based QC framework will be outlined for an elastoplastic truss lattice. Subsequently, the framework is applied to an actual discrete material.

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See detailA volume-averaged nodal projection method for the Reissner-Mindlin plate model
Ortiz-Bernardin, Alejandro; Köbrich, Philip; Hale, Jack UL et al

in Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics & Engineering (2018), 341

We introduce a novel meshfree Galerkin method for the solution of Reissner-Mindlin plate problems that is written in terms of the primitive variables only (i.e., rotations and transverse displacement) and ... [more ▼]

We introduce a novel meshfree Galerkin method for the solution of Reissner-Mindlin plate problems that is written in terms of the primitive variables only (i.e., rotations and transverse displacement) and is devoid of shear-locking. The proposed approach uses linear maximum-entropy approximations and is built variationally on a two-field potential energy functional wherein the shear strain, written in terms of the primitive variables, is computed via a volume-averaged nodal projection operator that is constructed from the Kirchhoff constraint of the three-field mixed weak form. The stability of the method is rendered by adding bubble-like enrichment to the rotation degrees of freedom. Some benchmark problems are presented to demonstrate the accuracy and performance of the proposed method for a wide range of plate thicknesses. [less ▲]

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See detailVulnerability Analysis of Cyber Physical Systems under False-Data injection and disturbance attacks
Gerard, Benjamin; Bezzaoucha, Souad UL; Voos, Holger UL et al

in Vulnerability Analysis of Cyber Physical Systems under False-Data injection and disturbance attacks (2018, September)

In the present paper, the problem of attacks on cyber-physical systems via networked control system (NCS) subject to unmeasured disturbances is considered. The geometric approach is used to evaluate the ... [more ▼]

In the present paper, the problem of attacks on cyber-physical systems via networked control system (NCS) subject to unmeasured disturbances is considered. The geometric approach is used to evaluate the security and vulnerability level of the controlled system. The presented work deals with the so-called false data injection attacks and shows how imperfectly known disturbances can be used to perform undetectable, or at least stealthy, attacks that can make the NCS vulnerable to attacks from malicious outsiders. A numerical example is given to illustrate the approach. [less ▲]

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See detailVulnerability analysis of network observability in link flow inference problems
Rinaldi, Marco UL; Viti, Francesco UL

Scientific Conference (2018, January)

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See detailA warmer world
van Dam, Tonie UL; Weigelt, Matthias UL; Jäggi, Adrian

in Pan European Networks: Science & Technology (2015), (14), 58-59

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See detailWeakening the tight coupling between geometry and simulation in isogeometric analysis
Tomar, Satyendra UL; Atroshchenko, Elena; Xu, Gang et al

Presentation (2016, June 07)

In the standard paradigm of isogeometric analysis, the geometry and the simulation spaces are tightly integrated, i.e. the same non-uniform rational B-splines (NURBS) space, which is used for the geometry ... [more ▼]

In the standard paradigm of isogeometric analysis, the geometry and the simulation spaces are tightly integrated, i.e. the same non-uniform rational B-splines (NURBS) space, which is used for the geometry representation of the domain, is employed for the numerical solution of the problem over the domain. However, there are situations where this tight integration is a bane rather than a boon. Such situations arise where, e.g., (1) the geometry of the domain is simple enough to be represented by low order NURBS, whereas the unknown (exact) solution of the problem is sufficiently regular, and thus, the numerical solution can be obtained with improved accuracy by using NURBS of order higher than that required for the geometry, (2) the constraint of using the same space for the geometry and the numerical solution is particularly undesirable, such as in the shape and topology optimization, and (3) the solution of the problem has low regularity but for the curved boundary of the domain one can employ higher order NURBS. Therefore, we propose to weaken this constraint. An extensive study of patch tests on various combinations of polynomial degree, geometry type, and various cases of varying degrees and control variables between the geometry and the numerical solution will be discussed. It will be shown, with concrete reasoning, that why patch test fails in certain cases, and that those cases should be avoided in practice. Thereafter, selective numerical examples will be presented to address some of the above-mentioned situations, and it will be shown that weakening the tight coupling between geometry and simulation offers more flexibility in choosing the numerical solution spaces, and thus, improved accuracy of the numerical solution. [less ▲]

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See detailWeakening the tight coupling between geometry and simulation in isogeometric analysis
Bordas, Stéphane UL; Tomar, Satyendra UL; Atroshchenko, Elena et al

Scientific Conference (2016, June 05)

In the standard paradigm of isogeometric analysis, the geometry and the simulation spaces are tightly integrated, i.e. the same non-uniform rational B-splines (NURBS) space, which is used for the geometry ... [more ▼]

In the standard paradigm of isogeometric analysis, the geometry and the simulation spaces are tightly integrated, i.e. the same non-uniform rational B-splines (NURBS) space, which is used for the geometry representation of the domain, is employed for the numerical solution of the problem over the domain. However, there are situations where this tight integration is a bane rather than a boon. Such situations arise where, e.g., (1) the geometry of the domain is simple enough to be represented by low order NURBS, whereas the unknown (exact) solution of the problem is sufficiently regular, and thus, the numerical solution can be obtained with improved accuracy by using NURBS of order higher than that required for the geometry, (2) the constraint of using the same space for the geometry and the numerical solution is particularly undesirable, such as in the shape and topology optimization, and (3) the solution of the problem has low regularity but for the curved boundary of the domain one can employ higher order NURBS. Therefore, we propose to weaken this constraint. An extensive study of patch tests on various combinations of polynomial degree, geometry type, and various cases of varying degrees and control variables between the geometry and the numerical solution will be discussed. It will be shown, with concrete reasoning, that why patch test fails in certain cases, and that those cases should be avoided in practice. Thereafter, selective numerical examples will be presented to address some of the above-mentioned situations, and it will be shown that weakening the tight coupling between geometry and simulation offers more flexibility in choosing the numerical solution spaces, and thus, improved accuracy of the numerical solution. Powered by [less ▲]

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See detailWeakening the tight coupling between geometry and simulation in isogeometric analysis: from sub- and super- geometric analysis to Geometry Independent Field approximaTion (GIFT)
Atroshchenko, Elena; Tomar, Satyendra UL; Xu, Gang et al

in International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering (2018)

This paper presents an approach to generalize the concept of isogeometric analysis (IGA) by allowing different spaces for parameterization of the computational domain and for approximation of the solution ... [more ▼]

This paper presents an approach to generalize the concept of isogeometric analysis (IGA) by allowing different spaces for parameterization of the computational domain and for approximation of the solution field. The method inherits the main advantage of isogeometric analysis, i.e. preserves the original, exact CAD geometry (for example, given by NURBS), but allows pairing it with an approximation space which is more suitable/flexible for analysis, for example, T-splines, LR-splines, (truncated) hierarchical B-splines, and PHT-splines. This generalization offers the advantage of adaptive local refinement without the need to re-parameterize the domain, and therefore without weakening the link with the CAD model. We demonstrate the use of the method with different choices of the geometry and field splines, and show that, despite the failure of the standard patch test, the optimum convergence rate is achieved for non-nested spaces. [less ▲]

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See detailWell Conditioned and Optimally Convergent Extended Finite Elements and Vector Level Sets for Three-Dimensional Crack Propagation
Agathos, Konstantinos UL; Ventura, Giulio; Chatzi, Eleni et al

Scientific Conference (2016, June)

A three-dimensional (3D) version of the vector level set method [1] is combined to a well conditioned and optimally convergent XFEM variant in order to deal with non-planar three dimensional crack ... [more ▼]

A three-dimensional (3D) version of the vector level set method [1] is combined to a well conditioned and optimally convergent XFEM variant in order to deal with non-planar three dimensional crack propagation problems. The proposed computational fracture method achieves optimal convergence rates by using tip enriched elements in a fixed volume around the crack front (geometrical enrichment) while keeping conditioning of the resulting system matrices in acceptable levels. Conditioning is controlled by using a three dimensional extension of the degree of freedom gathering technique [2]. Moreover, blending errors are minimized and conditioning is further improved by employing weight function blending and enrichment function shifting [3,4]. As far as crack representation is concerned, crack surfaces are represented by linear quadrilateral elements and the corresponding crack fronts by ordered series of linear segments. Level set values are obtained by projecting points at the crack surface and front respectively. Different criteria are employed in order to assess the quality of the crack representation. References [1] Ventura G., Budyn E. and Belytschko T. Vector level sets for description of propagating cracks in finite elements. Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng. 58:1571-1592 (2003). [2] Laborde P., Pommier J., Renard Y. and Salaün M. High-order extended finite element method for cracked domains. Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng. 64:354-381 (2005). [3] Fries T.P. A corrected XFEM approximation without problems in blending elements. Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng. 75:503-532 (2008). [4] Ventura G., Gracie R. and Belytschko T. Fast integration and weight function blending in the extended finite element method. Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng. 77:1-29 (2009). [less ▲]

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See detailA well-conditioned and optimally convergent XFEM for 3D linear elastic fracture
Agathos, Konstantinos; Chatzi, Eleni; Bordas, Stéphane UL et al

in International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering (n.d.)

A variation of the extended finite element method for 3D fracture mechanics is proposed. It utilizes global enrichment and point-wise as well as integral matching of displacements of the standard and ... [more ▼]

A variation of the extended finite element method for 3D fracture mechanics is proposed. It utilizes global enrichment and point-wise as well as integral matching of displacements of the standard and enriched elements in order to achieve higher accuracy, optimal convergence rates and improved conditioning for two and three dimensional crack problems. A bespoke benchmark problem is introduced to determine the method's accuracy in the general 3D case where it is demonstrated that the proposed approach improves the accuracy and reduces the number of iterations required for the iterative solution of the resulting system of equations by 40% for moderately refined meshes and topological enrichment. Moreover, when a fixed enrichment volume is used, the number of iterations required grows at a rate which is reduced by a factor of 2 compared to standard XFEM, diminishing the number of iterations by almost one order of magnitude. [less ▲]

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See detailWhat do we accept after an announcement?
de Boer, Mathijs UL; Herzig, Andreas; de Lima, Tiago et al

Scientific Conference (2008)

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See detailWhat makes Data Science different? A discussion involving Statistics2.0 and Computational Sciences
Ley, Christophe; Bordas, Stéphane UL

E-print/Working paper (2017)

Data Science is today one of the main buzzwords be it in business, industrial or academic settings. Machine learning, experimental design, data-driven modelling are all, undoubtedly, rising disciplines if ... [more ▼]

Data Science is today one of the main buzzwords be it in business, industrial or academic settings. Machine learning, experimental design, data-driven modelling are all, undoubtedly, rising disciplines if one goes by the soaring number of research papers and patents appearing each year. The prospect of becoming a ``Data Scientist'' appeals to many. A discussion panel organised as part of the European Data Science Conference (European Association for Data Science (EuADS)) asked the question: ``What makes Data Science different?'' In this paper we give our own, personal and multi-facetted view on this question, from an engineering and a statistics perspective. In particular, we compare Data Science to Statistics and discuss the connection between Data Science and Computational Science. [less ▲]

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