Engineering Solid Mechanics
ISSN / EISSN : 2291-8744 / 2291-8752
Published by: Growing Science (10.5267)
Total articles ≅ 250
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Engineering Solid Mechanics pp 111-122; https://doi.org/10.5267/j.esm.2021.1.002
This work aims to present an experimentally verified analytical solution to examine damping properties of systems including viscoelastic treatments. Although there are several methods for characterizing the behavior of three-layer damping systems, the RKU method is the most frequently used one. In this paper, this method is modified such a way that to be applied for a five-layer damping system. The achieved analytical relations are then employed to study the effects of a four-layer vibration-absorbing coating on the dynamic behavior of an aluminum sheet with free-free boundary conditions. Since the vibration-damping properties of the coating are unknowns, its loss factor and shear modulus are experimentally extracted based on the ASTM E756-05 standard method. The comparison between the analytical solution and performed modal tests expresses the efficiency of the presented method.
Engineering Solid Mechanics pp 123-136; https://doi.org/10.5267/j.esm.2021.1.001
Due to complex structure of aortic valve (AV) leaflets and its strong interaction with the blood flow field, realistic and accurate modeling of the valve deformations comes with many challenges. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of AV material properties on the valve deformations, by implementing different non-linear properties of the AV leaflets in three different material models. In the computations, we captured the dynamics between the leaflet deformations and blood flow field variations by using an iterative implicit fluid-structure interaction (FSI) approach. By comparison of the FSI simulation results of these three models, the effects of hyperelasticity and anisotropy on the valve deformations have been studied in detail. The simulation results reveal the fact that the material characteristics strongly affect the deformation characteristics of the leaflets in the systolic phase. The material anisotropy stabilizes the leaflet movements during the systolic phase, which helps decreasing the flutters of the leaflets during the peak jet blood flow. Similarly, it has been observed that the hyperelastic behavior yields an increase in the valve opening area during systolic phase which prevents the risk of excessive work of the heart due to high pressure difference. Furthermore, simulation results indicate that the stress levels in hyperelastic model are much lower, compared to the stress levels in linear elastic one. This suggests that the non-linear material character of the leaflets decreases the risk of calcification.
Engineering Solid Mechanics pp 239-250; https://doi.org/10.5267/j.esm.2020.11.001
This study presents a finite element approach of a numerical model to investigate the profile of the deformed sprayed particles and the compressive residual stresses analysis at the interfacial zone of particle and substrate impact using cold gas dynamic spray (CGDS). The Lagrangian approach was used to analyze, in details, the material deformation behavior during impact, contact problems of single-particle impact process and the outputs of equivalent plastic strain and temperature to achieve a qualitative understanding of cold gas dynamic spray contact process of cold sprayed particle on the substrate. The evolution of residual compressive stresses during impact was also analyzed for multiple-particles impact process using the Lagrangian approach. It can be observed that the compressive residual stresses increase by increasing the preheating temperature and particle initial impact velocity.
Engineering Solid Mechanics pp 101-110; https://doi.org/10.5267/j.esm.2021.1.003
Research in this paper discusses shrinking and consolidation of flood embankments soil in swamp irrigation areas. The flood embankments are made from swampy soil materials. The focus of this research is the reduction of dyke embankment height that occurs due to soil shrinkage and soil consolidation. Investigations about the time of consolidation and land subsidence that occurred on the embankment at certain periods after the embankment established were also carried out in this study. The research sites are some swamp irrigation areas in the Tulang Bawang Watershed, around North-East Lampung, Indonesia. This research was carried out by conducting laboratory tests on soil samples and field observations on the reduction in height of flood embankments in the study area. The research shows that the main cause of total decrease on the embankment is due to linear shrinkage, consolidation of soil under the embankment, an immediate subsidence, and the subsidence of the embankment themselves. Their contribution to total decrease of embankment is 42.51%, 34.48%, 18.32%, and 4.62%, respectively. Results also indicate that the ratio between the percentage of embankment consolidation in downstream area happen faster than the one in upstream area of the river.
Engineering Solid Mechanics pp 55-70; https://doi.org/10.5267/j.esm.2020.5.004
Engineering Solid Mechanics pp 1-12; https://doi.org/10.5267/j.esm.2020.8.001
Engineering Solid Mechanics pp 23-30; https://doi.org/10.5267/j.esm.2020.6.002
Engineering Solid Mechanics pp 71-76; https://doi.org/10.5267/j.esm.2020.5.003
Engineering Solid Mechanics, Volume 9, pp 363-376; https://doi.org/10.5267/j.esm.2021.7.002
One of the major successes in the field of Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics (LEFM) is the groundwork of the stress intensity factor (SIF) computation. The approaches used to carry out SIF values may be analytical, semi-analytical, experimental or numerical. Each one of the above methods has its own benefits however the use of numerical solutions has become the most frequent and popular. Numerous schemes for the numerical computation of SIF have been developed, the J-integral method being the most popular one. In this article we examine the SIFs of an edge cracked two dimensional (2-D) steel plate subjected to tensile loading. Extended finite element (XFEM) computational scheme has been employed to estimate the values of SIF. The SIF values of cracks with different lengths and inclination angles (different configurations) have been examined by utilizing the domain based interaction integral approach. The effect of crack inclination and crack position on SIFs (KI and KII) has also been studied. The results obtained in this study were compared with those from literature and theoretical values and observed that they are in close agreement.
Engineering Solid Mechanics, Volume 9, pp 461-462; https://doi.org/10.5267/j.esm.2021.4.0r1
The editors of Engineering Solid Mechanics retract this article  due to severe similarity between the paper and the one published in .