Material Modelling: Applications, Challenges and Research

André Ferreira Costa Vieira (Editor)
University of Sao Paulo, São Carlos School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, São Carlos, Brasil

Series: Mechanical Engineering Theory and Applications
BISAC: TEC021000

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This book endeavors to provide readers with the most up-to-date methodologies used to simulate and predict different features of material behaviors as well as their damage evolution and failure. Much of the information used in this book is from the authors’ own research that has been conducted over the last years. This book contains a compilation of new developments in the creation and use of mathematical methodologies able to model material behaviors, including different materials and applications. Some of these recent methodologies enable researchers to investigate the mechanical behavior coupled with electrical or chemical behavior. Other methodologies model the mechanical behavior or its damage evolution and its failure based on a multiscale analysis. In addition, different approaches alternative to conventional finite element methods, such as new discretization meshless methods, different homogenization methods or higher order formulations are also applied to model different materials.

This book contains a total of nine chapters. The chapters have both new, original articles and review articles with updated and new information. Furthermore, the numerical methodologies presented among these chapters can be adapted to model other materials, therefore inspiring the readers for different applications.

The target audience of this book are solid mechanics scientists, mathematicians and engineers in both universities and industries with an interest in the material model field. Readers should already have an in-depth knowledge of continuum mechanics and the finite element method applied to solids. It is not the aim of this book to introduce the reader to these subjects. Engineers and designers that are familiar with mechanical simulations will find that this book covers the latest developments and challenges useful either as a comprehensive review or an up-to-date report of the developments in the field of material modeling.

The contributors include academic scientists from different countries in North (USA) and South America (Brazil, Cuba) as well as Europe (Italy, Portugal). Therefore, this book is internationally as well as multi-application oriented. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Biodegradable Polymers Modelling: A Review of Mechanical Behavior During Degradation
Marcos Taguti, Adriano T. Françoso, André C. Vieira (Mechanical Engineering Department, São Carlos School of Engineering, University of São Paulo, São Carlos, Brazil)

Chapter 2. Recent Developments in Modelling of Adhesive Bonded Joints
Mariana Doina Banea (CEFET/RJ - Federal Center of Technological Education in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Chapter 3. Applications and Modelling Challenges of Metal Matrix Composites
Gabriella Bolzon and Pitchai Pandi (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Polytechnic University of Milano, Milano, Italy)

Chapter 4. Computational Modeling and Simulation of Crack Growth in Polycrystalline Material with Defects by an Atomistic-Based Interfacial Zone Model
Liqiang Lin and Xiaowei Zeng (Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, USA)

Chapter 5. Modeling of Smart Piezoelectric Sensors: Determining Effective Properties with Interfacial Bonding Conditions
Ricardo de Medeiros, Humberto Brito-Santana, Reinaldo Rodriguez-Ramos, Julián Bravo-Castillero, Raúl Guinovart-Díaz and Volnei Tita (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Santa Catarina State University, Joinville, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 6. Progressive Failure Analysis of Composite Laminates Using Carrera´s Unified Formulation (CUF)
Marcelo Leite Ribeiro (Department of Aeronautical Engineering, São Carlos School of Engineering, University of São Paulo, São Carlos, Brazil)

Chapter 7. The Computational Analysis of Composite Laminates: Meshless Formulation
Daniel Rodrigues, Jorge Belinha, Aurélio Araújo, Lúcia Dinis, Renato Natal Jorge and António Ferreira (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 8. The Numerical Non-Linear Analysis of Elastoplastic Materials Using the Radial Point Interpolation Method
Pedram Farahnak, Erfan Azinpour, Jorge Belinha, José M.A. Cesar de Sá (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 9. The Simulation of Concrete Materials Using a Damage Model Combined with an Advanced Discretization Meshless Technique
Behzad V. Farahani, Jorge Belinha, Francisco M. Andrade Pires, Pedro M. G. P. Moreira (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, and others)

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