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Article
Publication date: 1 February 2000

Richard Friedrich

This bibliography contains references to papers, conference proceedings, theses and books dealing with finite strip, finite prism and finite layer analysis of structures…

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This bibliography contains references to papers, conference proceedings, theses and books dealing with finite strip, finite prism and finite layer analysis of structures, materially and/or geometrically linear or non‐linear.

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Engineering Computations, vol. 17 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-4401

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Article
Publication date: 1 January 1986

V.P. Iu and Y.K. Cheung

The first part of this paper presents an incremental variational principle and an incremental finite element in time‐space domain for the analysis of large amplitude…

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The first part of this paper presents an incremental variational principle and an incremental finite element in time‐space domain for the analysis of large amplitude, periodic vibration of multilayer sandwich plates. A reduced basis composed of eigenvectors corresponding to linear free vibration is introduced to reduce the order of the resulting linearized equations governing the non‐linear motion which are solved incrementally in association with Newton‐Raphson iterative method and an extrapolating technique. In the second part the solution techniques are described in detail and a number of examples on various non‐linear responses of rectangular multilayer sandwich plates, including superharmonic, subharmonic and internal resonance, are included in the study. Viscous modal damping is also considered when the structure is under forced excitation.

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Engineering Computations, vol. 3 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-4401

Article
Publication date: 1 June 1997

Jaroslav Mackerle

Gives a bibliographical review of the finite element methods (FEMs) applied for the linear and nonlinear, static and dynamic analyses of basic structural elements from the…

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Gives a bibliographical review of the finite element methods (FEMs) applied for the linear and nonlinear, static and dynamic analyses of basic structural elements from the theoretical as well as practical points of view. The range of applications of FEMs in this area is wide and cannot be presented in a single paper; therefore aims to give the reader an encyclopaedic view on the subject. The bibliography at the end of the paper contains 2,025 references to papers, conference proceedings and theses/dissertations dealing with the analysis of beams, columns, rods, bars, cables, discs, blades, shafts, membranes, plates and shells that were published in 1992‐1995.

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Engineering Computations, vol. 14 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-4401

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Article
Publication date: 1 January 1986

V.P. Iu and Y.K. Cheung

The theoretical development of the incremental finite element for non‐linear vibration of multilayer sandwich plates was presented in Part 1 and the equation of motion was…

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The theoretical development of the incremental finite element for non‐linear vibration of multilayer sandwich plates was presented in Part 1 and the equation of motion was established. In the second part of the paper, the solution techniques are described and a number of examples are given.

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Engineering Computations, vol. 3 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-4401

Article
Publication date: 19 August 2010

Ziyi Wei

Since China initiated its “go global” policy that promotes its overseas investment, China’s Outward Foreign Direct Investment (OFDI) has increased almost twenty times…

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Since China initiated its “go global” policy that promotes its overseas investment, China’s Outward Foreign Direct Investment (OFDI) has increased almost twenty times during the last 10 years, reaching $55.9 billion in 2008. The issue of internationalization of Chinese OFDI has attracted increasing attention of researchers from a business perspective. This article systematically reviews the previous studies on overseas investments by Chinese MNEs and discusses the characteristics of Chinese internationalization behavior at both firm level and country level. The internationalization of Chinese companies cannot be understood as a simple game of “catch up” with established MNEs, and more firm‐level empirical studies should be carried out on how these characteristics influence firms’ strategic decisions.

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Multinational Business Review, vol. 18 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1525-383X

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Cost Engineering and Pricing in Autonomous Manufacturing Systems
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78973-469-0

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Publication date: 1 February 1988

Y.K. Cheung and V.P. Iu

A simple numerical algorithm is developed for the implementation of the harmonic balance method to analyse periodic responses of a general dynamic system having…

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A simple numerical algorithm is developed for the implementation of the harmonic balance method to analyse periodic responses of a general dynamic system having geometrical non‐linearities of the quadratic and cubic types. The resulting non‐linear algebraic equations which are not explicitly determined are solved by non‐linear equation routines available in most mathematical libraries. Various non‐linear responses, such as the combinational resonances of a hinged‐clamped beam, the non‐linear effect on degenerate vibration modes of a square plate and the non‐linear oscillation of thin rings, are presented to demonstrate the versatility of the algorithm.

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Engineering Computations, vol. 5 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-4401

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Publication date: 12 January 2012

Ioannis N. Lagoudis

There is significant amount of literature tackling different issues related to the port industry. The present chapter focuses on a single business unit of seaports aiming…

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There is significant amount of literature tackling different issues related to the port industry. The present chapter focuses on a single business unit of seaports aiming at the documentation of works related to container terminals.

An effort to review, collect and present the majority of the works present in the last 30 years, between 1980 and 2010, has been made in order to picture the problems dealt and methods used by the authors in the specific research field. To facilitate the reader, studies have been grouped under five categories of addressed problems (productivity and competitiveness, yard and equipment utilization, equipment scheduling, berth planning, loading/unloading) and four modelling methodologies (mathematics and operations research, management and economics, simulation, stochastic modelling).

The analysis shows that most works focus on productivity and competitiveness issues followed by yard and equipment utilisation and equipment scheduling. In reference to the methodologies used managerial and economic approaches lead, followed by mathematics and operations research.

In reference to future research, two fields have been identified where there is scope of significant contribution by the academic community: container terminal security and container terminal supply chain integration.

The present chapter provides the framework for researchers in the field of port container terminals to picture the so far works in this research area and enables the identification of gaps at both research question and methodology level for further research.

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Maritime Logistics
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78052-340-8

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 1991

WANJI CHEN and Y.K. CHEUNG

Based on the orthogonal approach for hybrid element methods, refined three‐dimensional isoparametric hybrid hexahedral elements have been developed. The behaviour of the…

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Based on the orthogonal approach for hybrid element methods, refined three‐dimensional isoparametric hybrid hexahedral elements have been developed. The behaviour of the proposed models are discussed in respect of coordinate invariance, spurious zero energy modes and the ability to pass the patch test. By adopting the orthogonality of strain energy, the element stiffness matrix can be decomposed into a series of stiffness matrices in which the implementational effectiveness can be improved. A number of examples is used to demonstrate the implementation efficiency, accuracy and distortion insensitivity of the proposed elements, and its capacity of handling nearly incompressible materials

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Engineering Computations, vol. 8 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-4401

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Article
Publication date: 7 November 2016

Farshid Mossaiby and Mehdi Ghaderian

The purpose of this paper is to extend the meshless local exponential basis functions (MLEBF) method to the case of nonlinear and linear, variable coefficient partial…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to extend the meshless local exponential basis functions (MLEBF) method to the case of nonlinear and linear, variable coefficient partial differential equations (PDEs).

Design/methodology/approach

The original version of MLEBF method is limited to linear, constant coefficient PDEs. The reason is that exponential bases which satisfy the homogeneous operator can only be determined for this class of problems. To extend this method to the general case of linear PDEs, the variable coefficients along with all involved derivatives are first expanded. This expanded form is evaluated at the center of each cloud, and is assumed to be constant over the entire cloud. The solution procedure is followed as in the former version. Nonlinear problems are first converted to a succession of linear, variable coefficient PDEs using the Newton-Kantorovich scheme and are subsequently solved using the aforementioned approach until convergence is achieved.

Findings

The results obtained show good performance of the method as solution to a wide range of problems. The results are compared with the well-known methods in the literature such as the finite element method, high-order finite difference method or variants of the boundary element method.

Originality/value

The MLEBF method is a simple yet effective tool for analyzing various kinds of problems. It is easy to implement with high parallelization potential. The proposed method addresses the biggest limitation of the method, and extends it to linear, variable coefficient PDEs as well as nonlinear ones.

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