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Journal Cover Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics     [SJR: 0.749]   [H-I: 26]
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  • Extension, inflation and torsion of a residually stressed circular
           cylindrical tube
    • Abstract: Abstract In this paper, we provide a new example of the solution of a finite deformation boundary-value problem for a residually stressed elastic body. Specifically, we analyse the problem of the combined extension, inflation and torsion of a circular cylindrical tube subject to radial and circumferential residual stresses and governed by a residual-stress dependent nonlinear elastic constitutive law. The problem is first of all formulated for a general elastic strain-energy function, and compact expressions in the form of integrals are obtained for the pressure, axial load and torsional moment required to maintain the given deformation. For two specific simple prototype strain-energy functions that include residual stress, the integrals are evaluated to give explicit closed-form expressions for the pressure, axial load and torsional moment. The dependence of these quantities on a measure of the radial strain is illustrated graphically for different values of the parameters (in dimensionless form) involved, in particular the tube thickness, the amount of torsion and the strength of the residual stress. The results for the two strain-energy functions are compared and also compared with results when there is no residual stress.
      PubDate: 2015-01-25
  • A Bhatnagar–Gross–Krook kinetic model with velocity-dependent
           collision frequency and corrected relaxation of moments
    • Abstract: Abstract We propose a Bhatnagar–Gross–Krook (BGK) kinetic model in which the collision frequency is a linear combination of polynomials in the velocity variable. The coefficients of the linear combination are determined so as to enforce proper relaxation rates for a selected group of moments. The relaxation rates are obtained by a direct numerical evaluation of the full Boltzmann collision operator. The model is conservative by construction. Simulations of the problem of spatially homogeneous relaxation of hard spheres gas show improvement in accuracy of controlled moments as compared to solutions obtained by the classical BGK, ellipsoidal-statistical BGK and the Shakhov models in cases of strong deviations from continuum.
      PubDate: 2015-01-15
  • Structural control design and defective systems
    • Abstract: Abstract The intersection between the two concepts of structural control and defectiveness is discussed. Two simple oscillators differently connected by serial spring-dashpot arrangement are used to simply simulate technically relevant cases: dissipatively coupled adjacent free-standing structures, structures equipped by TMD and base-isolated structures. Eigensolution loci of the two classes of systems are tracked against one or more significant parameters to determine the potential benefits realized by different combinations of stiffness and viscosity. In both studied cases, codimension-two manifolds in the four-parameter space corresponding to coalescing eigenvalues are determined by analytical expressions. Conditions to discern semi-simple eigenvalues from defective ones confirm that the latter is the generic case laying in a two-parameter space while the former span a one-parameter subspace. The knowledge of the location of the defective systems in the parameter space permits to determine regions with specific dynamical properties useful for control design purpose.
      PubDate: 2015-01-14
  • A viscoplastic approach to the behaviour of fluidized geomaterials with
           application to fast landslides
    • Abstract: Abstract This paper deals with modelling of landslide propagation. Its purpose is to present a methodology of analysis based on mathematical, constitutive and numerical modelling, which includes both well-established theories together with some improvements which are proposed herein. Concerning the mathematical model, it is based on Biot–Zienkiewicz equations, from where a depth-integrated model is developed. The main contribution here is to combine a depth-integrated description of the soil–pore fluid mixture together with a set of 1D models dealing with pore pressure evolution within the soil mass. In this way, pore pressure changes caused by vertical consolidation, changes of total stresses resulting from height variations and changes of basal surface permeability can be taken into account with more precision. Most of rheological models used in depth-integrated models are derived either heuristically (the case of Voellmy model, for instance), or from general 3D rheological models. Here, we will propose an alternative way, based on Perzyna’s viscoplasticity. The approach followed for numerical modelling is the SPH method, which we have enriched adding a 1D finite difference grid to each SPH node, in order to improve the description of pore water profiles in the avalanching soil. This paper intends to be a homage to Professor Felix Darve, who has very much contributed to the field of modern geomechanics.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01
  • Micro-macro scale instability in 2D regular granular assemblies
    • Abstract: Abstract Instability and stress–strain behavior were investigated for 2D regular assemblies of cylindrical particles. Biaxial shear experiments were performed on three sets of assemblies with regular, albeit increasingly defective structures. These experiments revealed unique instability behavior of these assemblies. Continuum models for the assemblies were then constructed using the granular micromechanics approach. In this approach, the constitutive equations governing the behavior of inter-particle contacts are written in local or microscopic level. The behavior of the RVE is then retrieved by using either kinematic constraint or least squares (static constraint) along with the principle of virtual work to equate the work done by microscopic force–displacement conjugates to that of the macroscopic stress and strain tensor conjugates. The ability of the two continuum approaches to describe the measured stress–strain behavior was evaluated. The continuum models and the local constitutive laws were used to perform instability analyses. The onset of instability and orientation of shear band was found to be well predicted by the instability analyses with the continuum models. Further, macro-scale instability was found to correlate with the instability of inter-particle contacts, although with some variations for the two modeling approaches.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01
  • Evolution of mesoscopic granular clusters in comminution systems: a
           structural mechanics model of grain breakage and force chain buckling
    • Abstract: Abstract A major scientific challenge in establishing a micromechanics theory for complex materials is the characterisation and modelling of emergent mesoscopic phenomena. This study demonstrates the key elements of a structural mechanics approach to the modelling of mesoscopic dissipative phenomena in comminution systems where grain breakage and force chain buckling coexist. Given the many degrees of freedom in these systems, there are multitude of possible configurations and configurational transitions accessible even for a small particle cluster (e.g. a particle and its immediate neighbours). Here, we develop a model of the evolution of a 6-particle cluster undergoing breakage and force chain buckling, in sequence. The analysis lays bare the intricate connections between the contact topology, the relative kinematics arising from the interactions of particles at the bonded versus non-bonded contacts, and the collective dynamics of these interactions as the cluster is monotonically compressed under confinement. The stress-displacement response profiles at the cluster scale exhibit qualitatively similar properties to those seen in macroscopic assemblies under confined compression. A parametric analysis is undertaken to explore the effects of grain-scale resistances to breakage and buckling with respect to the overall force-displacement behaviour of the granular cluster. The study casts light on open problems for future research into the micromechanics of emergent cluster behaviour germane to comminution systems.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01
  • A paradigmatic minimal system to explain the Ziegler paradox
    • Abstract: Abstract The destabilization effect of damping on a class of general dynamical systems is discussed. The phenomenon of jump in the critical value of the bifurcation parameter, in passing from undamped to damped system, is view in a new perspective, according to which no discontinuities manifest themselves. By using asymptotic analysis, it is proved that all subcritically loaded undamped systems are candidate to become unstable, provided a suitable damping matrix is added. The mechanism of instability is explained by introducing the concept of modal dampings, as the components of the damping forces along the unit vectors of a non-orthogonal eigenvector basis. Such quantities can change sign while the load changes the eigenvectors of the basis, thus triggering instability. A paradigmatic, non-physical, minimal system has been built up, admitting closed-form solutions able to explain the essence of the destabilizing phenomenon. Series expansions carried out on the exact solution give information on how to deal more complex systems by perturbation methods.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01
  • Fabric and connectivity as field descriptors for deformations in granular
    • Abstract: Granular materials involve microphysics across the various scales giving rise to distinct behaviours of geomaterials, such as steady states, plastic limit states, non-associativity of plastic and yield flow, as well as instability of homogeneous deformations through strain localization. Incorporating such micro-scale characteristics is one of the biggest challenges in the constitutive modelling of granular materials, especially when micro-variables may be interdependent. With this motivation, we use two micro-variables such as coordination number and fabric anisotropy computed from tessellation of the granular material to describe its state at the macroscopic level. In order to capture functional dependencies between micro-variables, the correlation between coordination number and fabric anisotropy limits is herein formulated at the particle level rather than on an average sense. This is the essence of the proposed work which investigates the evolutions of coordination number distribution (connectivity) and anisotropy (contact normal) distribution curves with deformation history and their inter-dependencies through discrete element modelling in two dimensions. These results enter as probability distribution functions into homogenization expressions during upscaling to a continuum constitutive model using tessellation as an abstract representation of the granular system. The end product is a micro-mechanically inspired continuum model with both coordination number and fabric anisotropy as underlying micro-variables incorporated into a plasticity flow rule. The derived plastic potential bears striking resemblance to cam–clay or stress–dilatancy-type yield surfaces used in soil mechanics.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01
  • Modeling wave-induced pore pressure and effective stress in a granular
    • Abstract: Abstract The response of a sandy seabed under wave loading is investigated on the basis of numerical modeling using a multi-scale approach. To that aim, the discrete element method is coupled to a finite volume method specially enhanced to describe compressible fluid flow. Both solid and fluid phase mechanics are upscaled from considerations established at the pore level. Model’s predictions are validated against poroelasticity theory and discussed in comparison with experiments where a sediment analog is subjected to wave action in a flume. Special emphasis is put on the mechanisms leading the seabed to liquefy under wave-induced pressure variation on its surface. Liquefaction is observed in both dilative and compactive regimes. It is shown that the instability can be triggered for a well-identified range of hydraulic conditions. Particularly, the results confirm that the gas content, together with the permeability of the medium are key parameters affecting the transmission of pressure inside the soil.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01
  • Continuum description of quasi-static intrusion of non-wetting liquid into
           a porous body
    • Abstract: Abstract This paper proposes a continuum description of the quasi-static processes of non-wetting liquid intrusion into a porous body. The description of such processes is important in the interpretation of mercury porosimetry data, which is commonly used to determine the pore space structure parameters of porous materials. A new macroscopic model of capillary transport of non-wetting liquid in porous material is proposed. It is assumed that a quasi-static process of liquid intrusion takes place in the pore space-pressure continuum and that liquid filling an undeformable porous material forms a macroscopic continuum constituted by a mobile and a capillary liquid which exchange mass and energy. The capillary liquid forms a thin layer on the surface of the liquid filling the porous material that is in contact with the internal surface of the pores. It is immoveable and contains the whole capillary energy. Mass balance equations for both constituents and constitutive relations describing capillary transport in the pore space-pressure continuum are formulated, and a boundary condition on the surface of the porous body is proposed. The equations obtained are solved for the special case of liquid intrusion into a ball of porous material. Analytical expressions are obtained for the saturation distribution of non-wetting liquid in the ball and for the capillary potential curve. Their dependence on parameters of the system is analyzed.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01
  • Poromechanics of adsorption-induced swelling in microporous materials: a
    • Abstract: Abstract A poromechanical model is presented for estimating swelling of nano-porous media fully saturated with a fluid phase. From the Gibbs adsorption isotherm, the effective pore pressure and the volumetric strain are estimated incrementally taking into account the variations of porosity upon swelling and therefore the variations of the poromechanical properties (apparent modulus, Biot coefficient, Biot modulus). Moreover, the interaction between swelling and the adsorption isotherms are examined by proposing a correction to the Gibbs formalism by taking into account the pore volume variation upon swelling. First, comparisons with experimental data found in the literature are performed, and a fair agreement is observed.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01
  • State internal variables at different scales for the modeling of the
           behavior of granular materials
    • Abstract: Abstract The main difficulty in modeling the behavior of a granular material arises from the discrete nature of this material. The precision of the description of phenomena requires complex developments able to trace important changes within the material throughout complex loadings. The works by Darve have tried to answer this question and have provided valuable results. Nevertheless, constitutive models still encounter difficulties in providing a correct prediction of the behavior in any case because the state variables of the models are not actual measurements of the internal state of the material. Scaling may help to bridge the gap between the behavior at the sample scale and local phenomena. Studies performed at the scale of the contact between grains and the scale of several grains, the so-called meso-scale, have provided interesting results to understand how the internal structure evolves throughout a loading and what local variables are, either geometrical or static, capable of explaining phenomena at the sample scale.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01
  • Contact problems for a finitely deformed incompressible elastic halfspace
    • Abstract: Abstract This paper examines the class of problems related to the interaction between a finitely deformed incompressible elastic halfspace and contacting elements that include smooth, flat rigid indenters with elliptical and circular shapes and a thick plate of infinite extent. The contact between the finitely deformed elastic halfspace and the contacting elements is assumed to be bilateral. The interaction between both the rigid circular indenter and the finitely deformed halfspace is induced by a Mindlin force that acts at the interior of the halfspace regions and by exterior loads. Similar considerations apply for the contact between the flexible plate of infinite extent and the finitely deformed elastic halfspace. The theory of small deformations superposed on large deformations proposed by Green et al. (Proc R Soc Ser A 211:128–155, 1952) is used as the basis for the formulation of the problem, and results of potential theory and integral transform techniques are used to develop the analytical results. In particular, explicit results are presented for the displacement of the rigid elliptical indenter and the maximum deflection of the flexible plate induced by the Mindlin forces, when the finitely deformed halfspace region has a strain energy function of the Mooney–Rivlin form.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01
  • Strain gradient plasticity modeling and finite element simulation of
           Lüders band formation and propagation
    • Abstract: Abstract An analytical solution of the problem of the propagation of a Lüders band in an isotropic strain gradient plasticity medium is provided based on a softening–hardening constitutive law. A detailed description is given of the plastic strain distribution in the finite size band front. The solution is shown to be harmonic in the band front and exponential in the band tail. Particular attention is paid to the conditions to be applied at the interface between both regions. This solution is then used to validate finite element simulations of the Lüders band formation and propagation in a plate in tension. The approach is shown to suppress the spurious mesh dependence exhibited by conventional finite element simulations of the Lüders behavior and to provide a finite width band front in agreement with the experimental observations from strain field measurements.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01
  • A micromechanical study of drying and carbonation effects in cement-based
    • Abstract: Abstract This paper is devoted to a micromechanical study of mechanical properties of cement-based materials by taking into account effects of water saturation degree and carbonation process. To this end, the cement-based materials are considered as a composite material constituted with a cement matrix and aggregates (inclusions). Further, the cement matrix is seen as a porous medium with a solid phase (CSH) and pores. Using a two-step homogenization procedure, a closed-form micromechanical model is first formulated to describe the basic mechanical behavior of materials. This model is then extended to partially saturated materials in order to account for the effects of water saturation degree on the mechanical properties. Finally, considering the solid phase change and porosity variation related to the carbonation process, the micromechanical model is coupled with the chemical reaction and is able to describe the consequences of carbonation on the macroscopic mechanical properties of material. Some comparisons between numerical results and experimental data are presented.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01
  • Quantum Euler beam—QUEB: modeling nanobeams vibration
    • Abstract: Abstract The theory of vibration of engineering structures belongs to a known chapter of mechanics. Nevertheless, new emerging technologies operating at the smallest scales open a completely new landscape in the field of nanodevices, nanostructured materials as well as biological systems. Nanoscale structures are always involved and characterized by extremely high-frequency vibrations and very small energy, implying quantum effects. This approach, even for simple oscillators, implies both conceptual and mathematical difficulties. It is a matter of fact that the analysis of complex structures, as for example beams and shells, has never been considered in the physical and engineering recent literature in a complete quantum-mechanical context using directly the Schrodinger’s equation. The present paper proposes an attempt in this direction, introducing a quantum Euler beam, the QUEB model at the ground state energy. The idea is to shape a new model for flexural structures that is mathematically similar to those used in classical mechanics, but mimicking the peculiarity of the quantum motion.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01
  • Micro–macro analysis of granular material behavior along
           proportional strain paths
    • Abstract: Abstract When granular materials are subjected to proportional strain loading paths, they manifest a variety of behaviors depending on the initial void ratio of the specimen as well as the imposed dilatancy/contractancy rate. In some cases, the stress components may vanish over the duration of the test, and the specimen may progressively liquefy. To investigate this behavior, the authors have developed a kinematic approach to be deployed in two parts. First, numerical simulations are performed by means of a discrete element method. Secondly, two micromechanical models have corroborated the DEM results. The performance of these models may explain a number of microstructural mechanisms responsible for the macroscopic constitutive behavior.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01
  • Preface
    • PubDate: 2015-01-01
  • Instability and advanced models for coupled phenomena in geomechanics and
           applied sciences: a tribute to Félix Darve
    • PubDate: 2015-01-01
  • Some research perspectives in galloping phenomena: critical conditions and
           post-critical behavior
    • Abstract: Abstract This paper gives an overview of wind-induced galloping phenomena, describing its manifold features and the many advances that have taken place in this field. Starting from a quasi-steady model of aeroelastic forces exerted by the wind on a rigid cylinder with three degree-of-freedom, two translations and a rotation in the plane of the model cross section, the fluid–structure interaction forces are described in simple terms, yet suitable with complexity of mechanical systems, both in the linear and in the nonlinear field, thus allowing investigation of a wide range of structural typologies and their dynamic behavior. The paper is driven by some key concerns. A great effort is made in underlying strengths and weaknesses of the classic quasi-steady theory as well as of the simplistic assumptions that are introduced in order to investigate such complex phenomena through simple engineering models. A second aspect, which is crucial to the authors’ approach, is to take into account and harmonize the engineering, physical and mathematical perspectives in an interdisciplinary way—something which does not happen often. The authors underline that the quasi-steady approach is an irreplaceable tool, tough approximate and simple, for performing engineering analyses; at the same time, the study of this phenomenon gives origin to numerous problems that make the application of high-level mathematical solutions particularly attractive. Finally, the paper discusses a wide range of features of the galloping theory and its practical use which deserve further attention and refinements, pointing to the great potential represented by new fields of application and advanced analysis tools.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01
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