Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures, Volume: 15, Issue: 4, Published: 2018
  • Approximate solutions of large amplitude vibration of a string Original Article

    Mahabadi, Rayehe Karimi; Pazhooh, Mitra Danesh

    Abstract in English:

    Abstract In the present study, the response of a flexible string with large amplitude transverse vibration is studied utilizing amplitude-frequency formulation, improved amplitude-frequency formulation and max-min approach. In order to verify the accuracy of these approaches, obtained results are compared with other methods such as variational approach method, variational iteration method, coupling Newton’s method with the harmonic balance method and Hamiltonian approach. It has been found that for this problem, while amplitude-frequency formulation and max-min approach give the same results, improved amplitude frequency formulation is not an appropriate choice.
  • Numerical Study On Multi Layered Target Material Subjected To Impact Loading Original Article

    Khan, Vishwas Chandra; Veldanda, Akshaj Kumar; Balaganesan, G; Sivakumar, M S

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    Abstract In this study, the glass/epoxy composite laminate is layered with polyurethane foam/ polyurethane sheet and silicon carbide to analyse their response during high mass and low velocity impact. The silicon carbide is layered in two forms, one is as plate and the other is as inserts. The target materials are prepared in various combinations and the bonding of layers is done by using epoxy. Effectiveness of silicon carbide inserts and plates are compared in terms of their energy absorbing capacities. The numerical simulation is also carried for the target material with the same experimental conditions. The experimental results are compared with the numerical results for validation and a reasonably good agreement is found. Further, the validated numerical model is extended to understand the ballistic performance of the target material. It is observed that the introduction of silicon carbide as front layer improves both the structural and ballistic performance. Also, the damage in case of samples with silicon carbide inserts is localized as opposed to that of silicon carbide plate.
  • Strength analysis of composite cables Original Article

    Luz, Felipe Ferreira; Menezes, Eduardo Antonio Wink de; Silva, Laís Vasconcelos da; Cimini, Carlos Alberto; Amico, Sandro Campos

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    Abstract Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) cables, due to their outstanding performance in terms of specific stiffness and strength, are usually found in civil construction applications and, more recently, in the Oil & Gas sector. However, experimental data and theoretical solutions for these cables are very limited. On the contrary, several theoretical and numerical approaches are available for isotropic cables (metallic wire ropes), some of them with severe simplifications, nonetheless showing good agreement with experimental data. In this study, experimental tensile results for 1×7 CRFP cables were compared to a simplified analytical model (assumed transversally isotropic) and to a 3D finite element model incorporating the experimental uncertainty in important input parameters: longitudinal elastic modulus, Poisson’s ratio, static friction coefficient and ultimate tensile strain. The average experimental breaking load of the cable was 190.25 kN (coefficient of variation of 1.74%) and the agreement with the numerical model predictions were good, with an average-value deviation of –1.15%, which is lower than the experimental variations. The simplified analytical model yielded a discrepancy above 10%, indicating that it needs further refinement although much less time consuming than the numerical model. These conclusions were corroborated by statistical analyses (i.e. Kruskal–Wallis and Mann-Whitney).
  • A Parametric Study on the Centrifugal Force-Induced Stress and Displacements in Power-Law Graded Hyperbolic Discs Original Article

    Yıldırım, Vebil

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    Abstract An extensive parametric study on the variation of the centrifugal-force-induced stress and displacements with the inhomogeneity indexes, profile parameters and boundary conditions is conducted based on the author’s recently published analytical formulas for radially functionally power-law graded rotating hyperbolic discs under axisymmetric conditions. The radial variation of the thickness of the disc is chosen to obey a hyperbolic function defined either convergent or divergent. In the present work, contrary to the published one, it is assumed that both Young’s modulus and density radially vary with the same inhomogeneity index to enable to conduct a parametric study. Under this additional assumption, for the values of the chosen power-law indexes β=−5, 0, 5 for the material grading rule, and the chosen profile parameters m=−1, −0.75, −0.5, −0.25, 0, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1 for a hyperbolic disc; the variations of the radial stress, the hoop stress and the radial displacement are all illustrated graphically for a rotating disc whose both surfaces are stress-free, for a rotating disc mounted a rigid shaft at its center and its outer surface is stress-free, and finally for a rotating disc attached a rigid shaft at its center and guided at its outer surface (a rigid casing exists at the outer surface).
  • Energy based collocation method to predict progressive damage behavior of imperfect composite plates under compression Original Article

    Ghannadpour, S. A. M.; Shakeri, M.

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    Abstract A new collocation methodology is presented to predict failure and progressive damage behavior of composite plates in this paper. The present work deals with composite plates containing initial geometric imperfections and different boundary conditions under uniaxial in-plane compressive load. In the present study, the domain is discretized with Legendre-Gauss-Lobatto nodes and the approximation of displacement fields is performed by Legendre Basis Functions (LBFs). The onset of damage and damage evolution are predicted by Hashin’s failure criteria and by proposed material degradation models. Three geometric degradation models are also assumed to estimate the degradation zone around the failure location which are named complete, region and node degradation models.
  • Investigation of Deep Cold Rolling Effects on the Bending Fatigue of Brass C38500 Original Article

    Mombeini, Daniel; Atrian, Amir

    Abstract in English:

    Abstract In this paper, the effects of deep cold rolling (DCR) process on the bending fatigue behavior of brass C38500 are investigated. Unilateral rotary bending fatigue tests were conducted by an automatic device on the basis of Moore rotary bending instrument. The treatment was done for various rolling depths (rolling forces) and one repeated pass to find the most effective conditions. It was found that rolling depth of 75 µm had the best results and could improve the fatigue life about 20% and 302% for high and low cycle fatigue regimes, respectively. At the end, the results were discussed more using both microscopic examinations and finite element (FE) simulations in ABAQUS.
  • Wave propagation in cellular locally resonant metamaterials Original Article

    Comi, Claudia; Driemeier, Larissa

    Abstract in English:

    Abstract Locally resonant acoustic metamaterials have recently attracted a great interest due to their dynamic behaviour, characterized by a band gap at relatively low frequencies. This paper provides a numerical study, by means of finite element modal analyses, of the dynamic properties of 1D mass-in-mass and 2D cellular locally resonant metamaterials. The 2D metamaterial is constituted by a cellular metallic lattice, filled by a soft light material with heavy inclusions or resonators. The influence of material parameters and cell geometry on the band gap width and frequency level are explored. In addition to the usual square lattice we also consider a hexagonal one, which proves to be more efficient for wave filtering.
  • Evolutionary Design of Engineering Constructions Original Article

    Muc, Aleksander

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    Abstract The basic information required to utilize one of possible computation tools/algorithms (mainly the evolution strategy) to solve a wide class of real practical engineering optimization problems is presented and discussed in the present paper. The effectiveness of the considered method is demonstrated by the possibility of the use of different form of objective functions, various and numerous nonlinear constraints and different types of design variables (continuous, discrete, real, integer). The sensitivity of the algorithm to the choice of the evolution strategy parameters is also discussed herein. The generality of the evolution strategy is illustrated by the analysis of various examples dealing with: the design of helical springs, the buckling of cylindrical composite panels and the buckling of pressure vessels with domed heads.
  • Analytical Strain-softening Solutions of a spherical cavity Original Article

    Zhang, Qiang; Quan, Xiao-Wei; Yu, Li-Yuan; Jiang, Bin-Song

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    ABSTRACT This paper deals with a spherical cavity excavated in infinite homogeneous and isotropic strain-softening rock mass subjected to a hydrostatic initial stresses. By simplifying the strain-softening process of the post-failure region as a Multi-step Brittle-Plastic model (MBPM), analytical solutions of the spherical cavity are derived with the consideration of the deterioration of elastic parameters. Meanwhile, critical deterioration conditions of elastic parameters are established theoretically. Both Mohr-Coulomb (M-C) and Hoek-Brown (H-B) criteria are included in the analysis. The results are compared with those obtained by former numerical methods, and the solutions are validated. Moreover, the presented results show that deteriorated elastic parameters for post-failure rock mass only has a little influence on stresses, softening radius and residual radius, but influences the deformation significantly.
  • On the stability of internally pressurized thick-walled spherical and cylindrical shells made of functionally graded incompressible hyperelastic material Original article

    Anani, Yavar; Rahimi, Gholamhossein

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    Abstract In this paper, stability analysis of thick-walled spherical and cylindrical shells made of functionally graded incompressible hyperelastic material subjected to internal pressure is presented. Instability point happens in the inflation of above mentioned shells and in this paper effect of material inhomogeneity and shell thickness has been investigated. Extended Ogden strain energy function with variable material parameter is used to model the material behavior. To model inhomogeneity, we assume that material parameter varies by a power law function in the radial direction and inhomogeneity factor is a power in the power law function. Analytical method is used to find the internal pressure versus hoop extension ratio relations in explicit form for both of cylindrical and spherical shells and the non-monotonic behavior of the inflation curves is studied. Following this, profile of inflation pressure versus hoop stretch is presented and effect of the inhomogeneity and shell thickness in the onset of instability is studied. The obtained results show that the material inhomogeneity parameter and shell thickness have a significant influence on the stability of above mentioned shells. Thus with selecting a proper material inhomogeneity parameter and shell thickness, engineers can design a specific FGM hollow cylinder that can meet some special requirements.
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