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Publication date: 1 March 1997

Paul Steinmann, Peter Betsch and Erwin Stein

The objective of this work is to develop an element technology to recover the plane stress response without any plane stress specific modifications in the large strain…

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The objective of this work is to develop an element technology to recover the plane stress response without any plane stress specific modifications in the large strain regime. Therefore, the essential feature of the proposed element formulation is an interface to arbitrary three‐dimensional constitutive laws. The easily implemented and computational cheap four‐noded element is characterized by coarse mesh accuracy and the satisfaction of the plane stress constraint in a weak sense. A number of example problems involving arbitrary small and large strain constitutive models demonstrate the excellent performance of the concept pursued in this work.

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Engineering Computations, vol. 14 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-4401

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Publication date: 1 January 1992

ZHI‐HUA ZHONG and JAROSLAV MACKERLE

Contact problems are among the most difficult ones in mechanics. Due to its practical importance, the problem has been receiving extensive research work over the years…

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Contact problems are among the most difficult ones in mechanics. Due to its practical importance, the problem has been receiving extensive research work over the years. The finite element method has been widely used to solve contact problems with various grades of complexity. Great progress has been made on both theoretical studies and engineering applications. This paper reviews some of the main developments in contact theories and finite element solution techniques for static contact problems. Classical and variational formulations of the problem are first given and then finite element solution techniques are reviewed. Available constraint methods, friction laws and contact searching algorithms are also briefly described. At the end of the paper, a bibliography is included, listing about seven hundred papers which are related to static contact problems and have been published in various journals and conference proceedings from 1976.

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Engineering Computations, vol. 9 no. 1
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ISSN: 0264-4401

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Publication date: 27 September 2011

Mohammad Rezaiee‐Pajand, Cyrus Nasirai and Mehrzad Sharifian

The purpose of this paper is to present a new effective integration method for cyclic plasticity models.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present a new effective integration method for cyclic plasticity models.

Design/methodology/approach

By defining an integrating factor and an augmented stress vector, the system of differential equations of the constitutive model is converted into a nonlinear dynamical system, which could be solved by an exponential map algorithm.

Findings

The numerical tests show the robustness and high efficiency of the proposed integration scheme.

Research limitations/implications

The von‐Mises yield criterion in the regime of small deformation is assumed. In addition, the model obeys a general nonlinear kinematic hardening and an exponential isotropic hardening.

Practical implications

Integrating the constitutive equations in order to update the material state is one of the most important steps in a nonlinear finite element analysis. The accuracy of the integration method could directly influence the result of the elastoplastic analyses.

Originality/value

The paper deals with integrating the constitutive equations in a nonlinear finite element analysis. This subject could be interesting for the academy as well as industry. The proposed exponential‐based integration method is more efficient than the classical strategies.

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Publication date: 1 February 1999

A.F. Marcon, E. Bittencourt and G.J. Creus

Discusses an alternative formulation for the incremental determination of stresses in strain measures that can be used to replace the stress rates currently employed. The…

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Discusses an alternative formulation for the incremental determination of stresses in strain measures that can be used to replace the stress rates currently employed. The formulation is based on Doyle‐Hill generalized definition of strain, the corresponding conjugate stresses and an isotropic hyperelastic constitutive equation. When used to analyze the simple shear deformation, the proposed formulation avoids the pathologies usually observed (oscillations, pressure build up, path dependence). The origin and importance of these pathologies is then discussed in relation to different materials behavior. It is shown that the incremental procedure used together with the logarithmic definition of strain is the most convenient, but that other approximations may be used in well defined particular situations. The numerical algorithms proposed are detailed in an Appendix.

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Engineering Computations, vol. 16 no. 1
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ISSN: 0264-4401

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Publication date: 1 January 1984

J.M.M.C. Marques

Stress computation in finite element materially non‐linear analysis is an important problem that has perhaps been receiving less attention than it deserves. Not only does…

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Stress computation in finite element materially non‐linear analysis is an important problem that has perhaps been receiving less attention than it deserves. Not only does it consume a significant share of total computer time, but also inaccuracies and ‘savings’ thereupon may well jeopardize the gains aimed at by sophisticating elsewhere the numerical strategy. A well established algorithm for stress computation is reviewed in detail, illustrating a number of computational hazards and proposing simple solutions.

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Engineering Computations, vol. 1 no. 1
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ISSN: 0264-4401

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Publication date: 1 April 1987

M.A. Crisfield

The paper describes the derivation and application of a range of numerical algorithms for implementing the Mohr—Coulomb yield criterion in a non‐linear finite element…

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The paper describes the derivation and application of a range of numerical algorithms for implementing the Mohr—Coulomb yield criterion in a non‐linear finite element computer program. Emphasis is placed on the difficulties associated with the corners of the yield surface. In contrast to the more conventional forward‐Euler procedures, a backward‐Euler integration technique is adopted. A range of methods, including a ‘consistent approach’ are used to derive the tangent modular matrix. Numerical experiments are presented which involve solution algorithms including the modified and full Newton—Raphson procedures, ‘line‐searches’ and the arc‐length method. It is shown that the introduction of efficient integration and tangency algorithms can lead to very substantial improvements in the convergence characteristics.

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Engineering Computations, vol. 4 no. 4
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ISSN: 0264-4401

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Publication date: 1 January 1984

Eduardo N. Dvorkin and Klaus‐Jürgen Bathe

A new four‐node (non‐flat) general quadrilateral shell element for geometric and material non‐linear analysis is presented. The element is formulated using…

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A new four‐node (non‐flat) general quadrilateral shell element for geometric and material non‐linear analysis is presented. The element is formulated using three‐dimensional continuum mechanics theory and it is applicable to the analysis of thin and thick shells. The formulation of the element and the solutions to various test and demonstrative example problems are presented and discussed.

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Engineering Computations, vol. 1 no. 1
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ISSN: 0264-4401

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Publication date: 1 August 2001

Jaroslav Mackerle

Gives a bibliographical review of the error estimates and adaptive finite element methods from the theoretical as well as the application point of view. The bibliography…

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Gives a bibliographical review of the error estimates and adaptive finite element methods from the theoretical as well as the application point of view. The bibliography at the end contains 2,177 references to papers, conference proceedings and theses/dissertations dealing with the subjects that were published in 1990‐2000.

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Engineering Computations, vol. 18 no. 5/6
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ISSN: 0264-4401

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Publication date: 1 July 2004

Whye‐Teong Ang and Hui Fan

A hypersingular boundary integral method is proposed for the numerical solution of a quasi‐static antiplane problem involving an elastic bimaterial with an imperfect…

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A hypersingular boundary integral method is proposed for the numerical solution of a quasi‐static antiplane problem involving an elastic bimaterial with an imperfect interface. The interface exhibits viscoelastic behaviors and is modeled as comprising linear springs and dashpots. The proposed method is applied to solve a specific test problem.

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Engineering Computations, vol. 21 no. 5
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ISSN: 0264-4401

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Publication date: 1 September 2002

E. Oñate, P. Cendoya and J. Miquel

The paper describes the application of the simple rotation‐free basic shell triangle (BST) to the non‐linear analysis of shell structures using an explicit dynamic…

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The paper describes the application of the simple rotation‐free basic shell triangle (BST) to the non‐linear analysis of shell structures using an explicit dynamic formulation. The derivation of the BST element involving translational degrees of freedom only using a combined finite element–finite volume formulation is briefly presented. Details of the treatment of geometrical and material non linearities for the dynamic solution using an updated Lagrangian description and an hypoelastic constitutive law are given. The efficiency of the BST element for the non linear transient analysis of shells using an explicit dynamic integration scheme is shown in a number of examples of application including problems with frictional contact situations.

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Engineering Computations, vol. 19 no. 6
Type: Research Article
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