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See detailA cell-based smoothed finite element method for three dimensional solid structures
Nguyen-Xuan, Hung; Nguyen, Ha Manh UL; Bordas, Stéphane UL et al

in KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering (2012), 16(7), 1230-1242

This paper extends further the strain smoothing technique in finite elements to 8-noded hexahedral elements (CS-FEM-H8). The idea behind the present method is similar to the cell-based smoothed 4-noded ... [more ▼]

This paper extends further the strain smoothing technique in finite elements to 8-noded hexahedral elements (CS-FEM-H8). The idea behind the present method is similar to the cell-based smoothed 4-noded quadrilateral finite elements (CS-FEM-Q4). In CSFEM, the smoothing domains are created based on elements, and each element can be further subdivided into 1 or several smoothing cells. It is observed that: 1) The CS-FEM using a single smoothing cell can produce higher stress accuracy, but insufficient rank and poor displacement accuracy; 2) The CS-FEM using several smoothing cells has proper rank, good displacement accuracy, but lower stress accuracy, especially for nearly incompressible and bending dominant problems. We therefore propose 1) an extension of strain smoothing to 8-noded hexahedral elements and 2) an alternative CS-FEM form, which associates the single smoothing cell issue with multi-smoothing cell one via a stabilization technique. Several numerical examples are provided to show the reliability and accuracy of the present formulation. [less ▲]

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See detailA cell - based smoothed finite element method for free vibration and buckling analysis of shells
Thai-Hoang, Chien; Nguyen-Thanh, Nhon; Nguyen-Xuan, Hung et al

in KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering (2011), 15(2), 347-361

This paper further extends a cell-based smoothed finite element method for free vibration and buckling analysis of shells. A four-node quadrilateral Mindlin-Reissner shell element with a gradient ... [more ▼]

This paper further extends a cell-based smoothed finite element method for free vibration and buckling analysis of shells. A four-node quadrilateral Mindlin-Reissner shell element with a gradient smoothing operator is adopted. The membrane-bending and geometrical stiffness matrices are computed along the boundaries of the smoothing cells while the shear stiffness matrix is calculated by an independent interpolation in the natural coordinates as in the MITC4 (the Mixed Interpolation of Tensorial Components) element. Various numerical results are compared with existing exact and numerical solutions and they are in good agreement. The advantage of the present formulation is that it retains higher accurate than the MITC4 element even for heavily distorted meshes without increasing the computational cost. © 2011 Korean Society of Civil Engineers and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. [less ▲]

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See detailAn Algorithm to compute damage from load in composites
Dunant, Cyrille F.; Bordas, Stéphane UL; Kerfriden, Pierre et al

in Frontiers of Architecture and Civil Engineering in China (2011), 5(2), 180-193

We present a new method to model fracture of concrete based on energy minimisation. The concrete is considered on the mesoscale as composite consisting of cement paste, aggregates and micro pores. In this ... [more ▼]

We present a new method to model fracture of concrete based on energy minimisation. The concrete is considered on the mesoscale as composite consisting of cement paste, aggregates and micro pores. In this first step, the alkali-silica reaction is taken into account through damage mechanics though the process is more complex involving thermo-hygro-chemo-mechanical reaction. We use a non-local damage model that ensures the well-posedness of the boundary value problem (BVP). In contrast to existing methods, the interactions between degrees of freedom evolve with the damage evolutions. Numerical results are compared to analytical and experimental results and show good agreement. [less ▲]

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See detailAn alternative alpha finite element method with discrete shear gap technique for analysis of isotropic Mindlin-Reissner plates
Nguyen-Thanh, N.; Rabczuk, Timon; Nguyen-Xuan, H. et al

in Finite Elements in Analysis and Design (2011), 47(5), 519-535

An alternative alpha finite element method (AαFEM) coupled with a discrete shear gap technique for triangular elements is presented to significantly improve the accuracy of the standard triangular finite ... [more ▼]

An alternative alpha finite element method (AαFEM) coupled with a discrete shear gap technique for triangular elements is presented to significantly improve the accuracy of the standard triangular finite elements for static, free vibration and buckling analyses of MindlinReissner plates. In the AαFEM, the piecewise constant strain field of linear triangular elements is enhanced by additional strain terms with an adjustable parameter α which results in an effectively softer stiffness formulation compared to the linear triangular element. To avoid the transverse shear locking, the discrete shear gap technique (DSG) is utilized and a novel triangular element, the Aα-DSG3 is obtained. Several numerical examples show that the Aα-DSG3 achieves high reliability compared to other existing elements in the literature. Through selection of α, under or over estimation of the strain energy can be achieved. [less ▲]

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See detailAlleviating the Mesh Burden in Computational Solid Mechanics
Bordas, Stéphane UL; Rabczuk, Timon; Ródenas, Juan-Jo et al

in Proceedings of ECT2010 (2010, December 12)

The goal of this chapter is to review recent avenues of investigation to alleviate meshing difficulties in computational mechanics and give a few exemplar applications. Keywords: meshing; enrichment ... [more ▼]

The goal of this chapter is to review recent avenues of investigation to alleviate meshing difficulties in computational mechanics and give a few exemplar applications. Keywords: meshing; enrichment; meshfree methods; extended finite element methods; isogeometric analysis; advanced remeshing techniques. [less ▲]

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See detailLINEAR BUCKLING ANALYSIS OF CRACKED ISOTROPIC PLATES USING THE EXTENDED FINITE ELEMENT METHOD
Baiz, PM; Natarajan, Stéphane; Kerfriden, P. et al

Scientific Conference (2010, March)

The behaviour of plate structures under compressive loads has been of great concern for engineering applications, especially in aeronautical and aerospace structures in which the demanding design of ... [more ▼]

The behaviour of plate structures under compressive loads has been of great concern for engineering applications, especially in aeronautical and aerospace structures in which the demanding design of weight critical applications usually leads to stability problems. In this paper, the linear buckling problem of cracked isotropic plates is studied using the extended finite element method (XFEM). The mixed interpolation technique of the well-established MITC4 quadrilateral finite element with 12 standard degrees of freedom per element is used. The critical buckling load and mode shapes of simply supported square plates are computed as a function of crack length. [less ▲]

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See detailOn three-dimensional modelling of crack growth using partition of unity methods
Rabczuk, Timon; Bordas, Stéphane UL; Zi, Goangseup

in Computers and Structures (2010), 88(23-24), 1391-1411

This paper reviews different crack tracking techniques in three-dimensions applicable in the context of partition of unity methods, especially meshfree methods. Issues such as describing and tracking the ... [more ▼]

This paper reviews different crack tracking techniques in three-dimensions applicable in the context of partition of unity methods, especially meshfree methods. Issues such as describing and tracking the crack surface are addressed. A crack tracking procedure is proposed in detail and implemented in the context of the extended element-free Galerkin method (XEFG). Several three-dimensional cracking examples are compared to other results from the literature or the experimental data and show good agreement. [less ▲]

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See detailAn alternative alpha finite element method (AαFEM) for free and forced structural vibration using triangular meshes
Nguyen-Thanh, N.; Rabczuk, Timon; Nguyen-Xuan, H. et al

in Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics (2010), 233(9), 2112-2135

An alternative alpha finite element method (AαFEM) using triangular elements is proposed that significantly improves the accuracy of the standard triangular finite elements and provides a superconvergent ... [more ▼]

An alternative alpha finite element method (AαFEM) using triangular elements is proposed that significantly improves the accuracy of the standard triangular finite elements and provides a superconvergent solution in the energy norm for the static analysis of two-dimensional solid mechanics problems. In the AαFEM, the piecewise constant strain field of linear triangular FEM models is enhanced by additional strain terms with an adjustable parameter α which results in an effectively softer stiffness formulation compared to a linear triangular element. The element is further extended to the free and forced vibration analyses of solids. Several numerical examples show that the AαFEM achieves high reliability compared to other existing elements in the literature. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalysis of thermoelastic waves in a two-dimensional functionally graded materials domain by the Meshless Local Petrov-Galerkin (MLPG) method
Ahmad Akbari, R.; Bagri, Akbar; Bordas, Stéphane UL et al

in Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences (2010), 65(1), 27-74

This contribution focuses on the simulation of two-dimensional elastic wave propagation in functionally graded solids and structures. Gradient volume fractions of the constituent materials are assumed to ... [more ▼]

This contribution focuses on the simulation of two-dimensional elastic wave propagation in functionally graded solids and structures. Gradient volume fractions of the constituent materials are assumed to obey the power law function of position in only one direction and the effective mechanical properties of the material are determined by the Mori–Tanaka scheme. The investigations are carried out by extending a meshless method known as the Meshless Local Petrov-Galerkin (MLPG) method which is a truly meshless approach to thermo-elastic wave propagation. Simulations are carried out for rectangular domains under transient thermal loading. To investigate the effect of material composition on the dynamic response of functionally graded materials, a metal/ceramic (Aluminum (Al) and Alumina (Al2O3) are considered as ceramic and metal constituents) composite is considered for which the transient thermal field, dynamic displacement and stress fields are reported for different material distributions. [less ▲]

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See detailNumerical integration over arbitrary surfaces in partition of unity finite elements
Natarajan, Sundararajan; dal Pont, Stefano; Hung, Nguyen-Xuan et al

Scientific Conference (2009, September)

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See detailThe smoothed extended finite element method for strong discontinuities
Natarajan, S.; Bordas, Stéphane UL; Rabczuk, Timon

Scientific Conference (2009, June)

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See detailOn the Smoothed eXtended Finite Element Method for Continuum
Natarajan, Sundararajan; Bordas, Stéphane UL; Rabczuk, Timon et al

Scientific Conference (2009, April)

In this paper, we combine the strain smoothing technique proposed by Liu et al [1] coined as the smoothed finite element method (SFEM) to partition of unity methods, namely the extended finite element ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we combine the strain smoothing technique proposed by Liu et al [1] coined as the smoothed finite element method (SFEM) to partition of unity methods, namely the extended finite element method (XFEM) [2] to give birth to the smoothed extended finite element method (SmXFEM) [3]. SmXFEM shares properties both with the SFEM and the XFEM. The proposed method eliminates the need to compute and integrate the derivatives of shape functions (which are singular at the tip for linear elastic fracture mechanics). The need for isoparametric mapping is eliminated because the integration is done along the boundary of the finite element or smoothing cells, which allows elements of arbitrary shape. We present numerical results for various differential equations that have singularity or steep gradient at the boundary. The method is verified on several examples and comparisons are made to the conventional XFEM. [less ▲]

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See detailA geometrically non-linear three-dimensional cohesive crack method for reinforced concrete structures
Rabczuk, Timon; Zi, Goangseup; Bordas, Stéphane UL et al

in Engineering Fracture Mechanics (2008), 75(16), 4740-4758

A three-dimensional meshfree method for modeling arbitrary crack initiation and crack growth in reinforced concrete structure is presented. This meshfree method is based on a partition of unity concept ... [more ▼]

A three-dimensional meshfree method for modeling arbitrary crack initiation and crack growth in reinforced concrete structure is presented. This meshfree method is based on a partition of unity concept and formulated for geometrically non-linear problems. The crack kinematics are obtained by enriching the solution space in order to capture the correct crack kinematics. A cohesive zone model is used after crack initiation. The reinforcement modeled by truss or beam elements is connected by a bond model to the concrete. We applied the method to model the fracture of several reinforced concrete structures and compared the results to experimental data. [less ▲]

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See detailThree-dimensional crack initiation, propagation, branching and junction in non-linear materials by an extended meshfree method without asymptotic enrichment
Bordas, Stéphane UL; Rabczuk, Timon; Zi, Goangseup

in Engineering Fracture Mechanics (2008), 75(5), 943-960

This paper presents a three-dimensional, extrinsically enriched meshfree method for initiation, branching, growth and coalescence of an arbitrary number of cracks in non-linear solids including large ... [more ▼]

This paper presents a three-dimensional, extrinsically enriched meshfree method for initiation, branching, growth and coalescence of an arbitrary number of cracks in non-linear solids including large deformations, for statics and dynamics. The novelty of the methodology is that only an extrinsic discontinuous enrichment and no near-tip enrichment is required. Instead, a Lagrange multiplier field is added along the crack front to close the crack. This decreases the computational cost and removes difficulties involved with a branch enrichment. The results are compared to experimental data, and other simulations from the literature to show the robustness and accuracy of the method. [less ▲]

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See detailA three-dimensional meshfree method for continuous multiple-crack initiation, propagation and junction in statics and dynamics
Rabczuk, Timon; Bordas, Stéphane UL; Zi, Goangseup

in Computational Mechanics (2007), 40(3), 473-495

This paper proposes a three-dimensional meshfree method for arbitrary crack initiation and propagation that ensures crack path continuity for non-linear material models and cohesive laws. The method is ... [more ▼]

This paper proposes a three-dimensional meshfree method for arbitrary crack initiation and propagation that ensures crack path continuity for non-linear material models and cohesive laws. The method is based on a local partition of unity. An extrinsic enrichment of the meshfree shape functions is used with discontinuous and near-front branch functions to close the crack front and improve accuracy. The crack is hereby modeled as a jump in the displacement field. The initiation and propagation of a crack is determined by the loss of hyperbolicity or the loss of material stability criterion. The method is applied to several static, quasi-static and dynamic crack problems. The numerical results very precisely replicate available experimental and analytical results. [less ▲]

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