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Journal Cover Advances in Engineering Software
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  • IgA-Based Solver for turbulence modelling on multipatch geometries
    • Authors: Bohumír Bastl; Marek Brandner; Jiří Egermaier; Kristýna Michálková; Eva Turnerová
      Pages: 7 - 18
      Abstract: Publication date: November 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 113
      Author(s): Bohumír Bastl, Marek Brandner, Jiří Egermaier, Kristýna Michálková, Eva Turnerová
      This paper is focused on numerical solving of RANS (Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes) equation with k − ω model for simulation of turbulent flows in 3D. The solver which is based on a recently proposed approach called isogeometric analysis is presented. This numerical method is based on isoparametric approach, i.e., the same basis functions are used for the description of a geometry of a computational domain and also for the representation of a solution. As computational domains are described by NURBS objects in isogeometric analysis, any real application requires to handle the so-called multipatch domains, where the computational domain is composed of more parts and each part is represented by one NURBS object. In our solver, discontinuous Galerkin method is used to connect different NURBS patches into one computational domain. The results of the solver are demonstrated on a standard benchmark example – backward facing step.

      PubDate: 2017-09-30T08:27:07Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.06.012
      Issue No: Vol. 113 (2017)
  • An adaptive multilevel factorized sparse approximate inverse
    • Authors: Jiří Kopal; Miroslav Rozložník; Miroslav Tůma
      Pages: 19 - 24
      Abstract: Publication date: November 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 113
      Author(s): Jiří Kopal, Miroslav Rozložník, Miroslav Tůma
      This paper deals with adaptively preconditioned iterative methods for solving large and sparse systems of linear equations. In particular, the paper discusses preconditioning where adaptive dropping reflects the quality of preserving the relation U Z = I between the direct factor U and the inverse factor Z that satisfy A = U T U and A − 1 = Z Z T . The proposed strategy significantly extends and refines the approach from [1], see also [2], by using a specific multilevel framework. Numerical experiments with two levels demonstrate that the new preconditioning strategy is very promising. Namely, we show a surprising fact that in our approach the Schur complement is better to form in a more sophisticated way than by a standard sparse matrix-matrix multiplication.

      PubDate: 2017-09-30T08:27:07Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2016.10.005
      Issue No: Vol. 113 (2017)
  • Hybrid parallel approach to homogenization of transport processes in
    • Authors: Tomáš Krejčí; Jaroslav Kruis; Michal Šejnoha; Tomáš Koudelka
      Pages: 25 - 33
      Abstract: Publication date: November 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 113
      Author(s): Tomáš Krejčí, Jaroslav Kruis, Michal Šejnoha, Tomáš Koudelka
      Numerical simulations of transport processes, e.g., heat and moisture transport, in heterogeneous masonry structures performed on single processor computers are very time consuming. The classical description by the finite element method leads to enormous numbers of degrees of freedom. It is caused by the fact that there are relatively thin layers of mortar in contrary to large bricks or stones. The mortar and stones have very different material parameters and the finite element mesh has to be able to describe the temperature and moisture fields in the thin layers of mortar and in their vicinity. An application of a multi-scale approach in connection with parallel computing can be successfully exploited. The whole structure is described by a reasonably coarse finite element mesh, called the macro-scale problem, and the material parameters are obtained from the lower-level problems, called the meso-scale problem, by a homogenization procedure. In this procedure, the macro-problem is assigned to the master processor and the meso-scale problems belong to the slave processors. This proposed approach is called hybrid parallel method.

      PubDate: 2017-09-30T08:27:07Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2016.08.009
      Issue No: Vol. 113 (2017)
  • Implementation of MAKOC cyclic plasticity model with memory
    • Authors: Radim Halama; Alexandros Markopoulos; Roland Jančo; Matěj Bartecký
      Pages: 34 - 46
      Abstract: Publication date: November 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 113
      Author(s): Radim Halama, Alexandros Markopoulos, Roland Jančo, Matěj Bartecký
      This paper deals with the description of implementation of the advanced cyclic plasticity model called MAKOC, which is based on the AbdelKarim–Ohno kinematic hardening rule, the isotropic hardening rule of Calloch and a memory surface introduced in a stress space in accordance with the Jiang-Sehitoglu concept. The capabilities of the MAKOC model are compared with the Chaboche model included in some FE codes. Cyclic plasticity models commonly included in commercial FE software cannot accurately describe the behavior of the material, especially in the case of additional hardening caused by non-proportional loading of the material. This fact is presented on the experimental data set of aluminum alloy 2124T851. Steady state material behavior is studied with regard to the subsequent application in computational fatigue analysis. The cyclic plasticity model developed was implemented into the FE code ANSYS 15.0 using Fortran subroutines for 1D, 2D as well as 3D elements. The integration scheme is described in detail including the method of implementing the model and determining an error map for the proposed MAKOC and Chaboche models. The numerical tangent modulus is proposed to ensure parabolic convergence of the Newton-Raphson method for the MAKOC model. An axisymmetric analysis of 3D Hertz problem was performed to show convergence in the local as well as global iterations.

      PubDate: 2017-09-30T08:27:07Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2016.10.009
      Issue No: Vol. 113 (2017)
  • Parallel modeling of hygrothermal performance of external wall made of
           highly perforated bricks
    • Authors: Jiří Maděra; Jan Kočí; Václav Kočí; Jaroslav Kruis
      Pages: 47 - 53
      Abstract: Publication date: November 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 113
      Author(s): Jiří Maděra, Jan Kočí, Václav Kočí, Jaroslav Kruis
      Coupled heat and moisture transport in highly perforated bricks is indispensable part of design of energy efficient buildings. Geometry of the perforated bricks is very complicated which results in large number of nodes and elements in numerical analysis. Moreover, material model of the coupled heat and moisture transport leads after discretization to nonsymmetric systems of algebraic equations which need large computer memory. In order to reduce the computational time or to solve problems with many degrees of freedom, parallel computers are employed. Parallelization is based on the Schur complement method which is able to deal with nonsymmetric systems. Example of the coupled heat and moisture transport in a perforated brick of HELUZ company is showed. Real climatic boundary conditions for two different locations are used.

      PubDate: 2017-09-30T08:27:07Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2016.08.010
      Issue No: Vol. 113 (2017)
  • Pre-stressed rubber material constant estimation for resilient wheel
    • Authors: Petr Šulc; Luděk Pešek; Vítězslav Bula; Jan Cibulka; Tomáš Boháč; Hubert Tašek
      Pages: 76 - 83
      Abstract: Publication date: November 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 113
      Author(s): Petr Šulc, Luděk Pešek, Vítězslav Bula, Jan Cibulka, Tomáš Boháč, Hubert Tašek
      This paper describes the methodology and results of the complex modulus estimation of rubber segments pressed between the disk and the rim of a rubber-damped railway wheel. The solution comes out from the method proposed and validated at rubber constant identification on the case of the steel beam with rubber layer. In the vicinity of eigenfrequency its dependence to Young modulus is quasilinear and can be solved effectively by the gradient method. The similar behavior showed itself also for dependence of the modal damping constant on the damping coefficient. The ascertained results of tuned rubber material constants, i.e. the modulus of elasticity and a loss factor, of the rail rubber segments are very valuable for prediction of modal behavior of the new resilient wheels and they are qualitatively in accordance with the behavior of hard synthetic rubbers.

      PubDate: 2017-09-30T08:27:07Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2016.07.009
      Issue No: Vol. 113 (2017)
  • Modeling large-deforming fluid-saturated porous media using an Eulerian
           incremental formulation
    • Authors: Eduard Rohan; Vladimír Lukeš
      Pages: 84 - 95
      Abstract: Publication date: November 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 113
      Author(s): Eduard Rohan, Vladimír Lukeš
      The paper deals with modeling fluid saturated porous media subject to large deformation. An Eulerian incremental formulation is derived using the problem imposed in the spatial configuration in terms of the equilibrium equation and the mass conservation. Perturbation of the hyperelastic porous medium is described by the Biot model which involves poroelastic coefficients and the permeability governing the Darcy flow. Using the material derivative with respect to a convection velocity field we obtain the rate formulation which allows for linearization of the residuum function. For a given time discretization with backward finite difference approximation of the time derivatives, two incremental problems are obtained which constitute the predictor and corrector steps of the implicit time-integration scheme. Conforming mixed finite element approximation in space is used. Validation of the numerical model implemented in the SfePy code is reported for an isotropic medium with a hyperelastic solid phase. The proposed linearization scheme is motivated by the two-scale homogenization which will provide the local material poroelastic coefficients involved in the incremental formulation.

      PubDate: 2017-09-30T08:27:07Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2016.11.003
      Issue No: Vol. 113 (2017)
  • A parallel implementation of an implicit discontinuous Galerkin finite
           element scheme for fluid flow problems
    • Authors: Jan Vimmr; Ondřej Bublík; Aleš Pecka
      Pages: 108 - 119
      Abstract: Publication date: November 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 113
      Author(s): Jan Vimmr, Ondřej Bublík, Aleš Pecka
      The discontinuous Galerkin (DG) method is frequently used in computational fluid dynamics for its stability and high order of accuracy. A disadvantage of the DG method is its high computational demands. The aim of this paper is to weaken this drawback by means of parallelization of the DG algorithm. The computation is performed on a network of computers with distributed memory using the Java Remote Method Invocation, which is included in the Java programming language. The partition of the boundary value problem into n subproblems, which is then solved by n computers separately, is based on the overlapping Schwarz method. On basis of physical nature of the problem, the present paper proposes minimal size of the overlap that allows for only one Schwarz iteration thereby increasing efficiency of parallelization. The scalability and efficiency of the presented parallelization approach is demonstrated on several test problems. In order to stabilize the DG method in presence of shocks, a recently developed technique by Huerta et al. (Int. J. Numer. Meth. Fluids 69(10), 2012, 1614–1632), which introduces discontinuities in basis functions in regions with a shock, is adopted here. A modification of this approach, which lowers the computational and implementational demands, is presented here.

      PubDate: 2017-09-30T08:27:07Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2016.11.007
      Issue No: Vol. 113 (2017)
  • Numerical Laplace inversion in problems of elastodynamics: Comparison of
           four algorithms
    • Authors: Vitezslav Adamek; Frantisek Vales; Jan Cerv
      Pages: 120 - 129
      Abstract: Publication date: November 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 113
      Author(s): Vitezslav Adamek, Frantisek Vales, Jan Cerv
      The objective of this work is to find a suitable algorithm for numerical Laplace inversion which could be used for effective and precise solution of elastodynamic problems. For this purpose, the capabilities of four algorithms are studied using three transforms resulted from analytical solutions of longitudinal waves in a thin rod, flexural waves in a thin beam and plane waves in a strip. In particular, the Gaver–Stehfest algorithm, the Gaver–Wynn’s rho algorithm, the Fixed-Talbot algorithm and the FFT algorithm combined with Wynn’s epsilon accelerator are tested. The codes written in Maple 16 employing multi-precision computations are presented for each method. Given the results obtained, the last mentioned algorithm proves to be the best. It is most efficient and it gives results of reasonable accuracy nearly for all tested times ranging from 3 × 10 − 7 s to 3 × 103 s.

      PubDate: 2017-09-30T08:27:07Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2016.10.006
      Issue No: Vol. 113 (2017)
  • Sound transmission analysis of plate structures using the finite element
           method and elementary radiator approach with radiator error index
    • Authors: Jaesoon Jung; Junghwan Kook; Seongyeol Goo; Semyung Wang
      Pages: 1 - 15
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 112
      Author(s): Jaesoon Jung, Junghwan Kook, Seongyeol Goo, Semyung Wang
      In this paper, an accurate and efficient numerical method for sound transmission analysis is presented. As an alternative to conventional numerical methods, such as the Finite Element Method (FEM), Boundary Element Method (BEM) and Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA), the FE-ERA method, which combines the FEM and Elementary Radiator Approach (ERA) is proposed. The FE-ERA method analyzes the vibrational response of the plate structure excited by incident sound using FEM and then computes the transmitted acoustic pressure from the vibrating plate using ERA. In order to improve the accuracy and efficiency of the FE-ERA method, a novel criterion for the optimal number of elementary radiators is proposed. The criterion is based on the radiator error index that is derived to estimate the accuracy of the computation with used number of radiators. Using the proposed criterion a radiator selection method is presented for determining the optimum number of radiators. The presented radiator selection method and the FE-ERA method are combined to improve the computational accuracy and efficiency. Several numerical examples that have been rarely addressed in previous studies, are presented with the proposed method. The accuracy and efficiency of the proposed method are validated by comparison with the results of the three dimensional (3D) FEM structure-acoustic interaction models.

      PubDate: 2017-06-19T17:00:22Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.06.001
      Issue No: Vol. 112 (2017)
  • Analytical and 3D numerical analysis of the thermoviscoelastic behavior of
           concrete-like materials including interfaces
    • Authors: Benoit Bary; Christophe Bourcier; Thomas Helfer
      Pages: 16 - 30
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 112
      Author(s): Benoit Bary, Christophe Bourcier, Thomas Helfer
      We investigate in this paper analytically and numerically by means of 3D simulations the viscoelastic behavior of concrete and mortar subjected to creep loading and moderate temperatures at mesoscale. These heterogeneous materials are assumed to be composed of thermoelastic aggregates distributed in a linear thermoviscoelastic matrix; moreover, the Interfacial Transition Zones (ITZ) between aggregates and matrix, whose behavior is also considered as linear thermoviscoelastic, are explicitly introduced. The numerical specimens consist in unstructured periodic meshes containing polyhedral aggregates with various size and shapes randomly distributed in a box. Zero-thickness interface finite elements are introduced between aggregates and matrix to model the ITZ. Macroscopic response and averaged stresses and strains in the matrix and aggregate phases are compared to analytical estimations obtained with classical mean-field approximation schemes applied in the Laplace–Carson space, in which the ITZ are introduced via imperfect interfaces modeled with the Linear Spring Model (LSM). The effects of ITZ thickness, aggregate shape and uniform temperature increase are then studied to evaluate their respective influence on the local and macroscopic creep behavior of mortar and concrete. Globally, it is found that the model response is in relatively good agreement with numerical simulations results, and that as expected while the ITZ do not affect significantly the concrete behavior, they have a non-negligible impact on the mortar one.

      PubDate: 2017-06-19T17:00:22Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.06.006
      Issue No: Vol. 112 (2017)
  • An efficient approach for the optimization of simply supported
           steel-concrete composite I-girder bridges
    • Authors: R.L. Pedro; J. Demarche; L.F.F. Miguel; R.H. Lopez
      Pages: 31 - 45
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 112
      Author(s): R.L. Pedro, J. Demarche, L.F.F. Miguel, R.H. Lopez
      This paper presents an efficient two-stage optimization approach to the design of steel-concrete composite I-girder bridges. In the first step, a simplified structural model, usually adopted by bridge designers, is employed aiming to locate the global optimum region and provide a starting point to the local search. Then, a finite element model (FEM) is used to refine and improve the optimization. Through this procedure, it is possible to combine the low computational cost required on the first stage with the accuracy provided on the second one. For illustration purposes, a numerical example of a composite bridge designed by Pinho and Bellei (2007) and studied by Leitao et al. (2011) is assessed. The objective function is based on the material cost of the structure. Due to the non-convex nature of the problem and to the presence of discrete variables, the first stage optimization is conducted through five well-known meta-heuristic algorithms: Backtracking Search Algorithm (BSA), Firefly Algorithm (FA), Genetic Algorithm (GA), Imperialist Competitive Algorithm (ICA) and Search Group Algorithm (SGA). The SGA is chosen to pursue the second stage because a statistical analysis has shown that it achieved the best performance. It is shown that the proposed scheme is able to reduce the structural cost in up to 7.43% already in the first stage and can reach up to 9.17% of saving costs in the end of the optimization procedure.

      PubDate: 2017-06-26T21:07:03Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.06.009
      Issue No: Vol. 112 (2017)
  • Real-time monitoring system for local storage and data transmission by
           remote control
    • Authors: Sara Casciati; Michele Vece
      Pages: 46 - 53
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 112
      Author(s): Sara Casciati, Michele Vece
      The real time estimation of the displacements of civil structures is quite sensitive to the availability of wired links between the sensors and the remote control room. Many kinds of wireless displacement sensors or indirect measurements of them have been proposed. However, most of them suffer of large time delays and accuracy issues. In this paper, the authors adopt a Kalman-filter-based data fusion to make a precise measurement of the displacements in for civil structures and infrastructures. The required accuracy can be reached exploiting the real-time satellite corrections provided by a single reference station and combining them with the acceleration signals coming from three axial accelerometers. A wireless communication transfers the information coming from the coupling of GNSS receivers and three axial accelerometers. The proposed system is validated by control mechanism and laboratory tests. The ultimate goal is a reliable scheme for a real-time structural health monitoring managed in remote control.

      PubDate: 2017-07-08T06:57:20Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.06.010
      Issue No: Vol. 112 (2017)
  • Determination of superplastic properties from the results of technological
    • Authors: A.A. Kruglov; V.R. Ganieva; F.U. Enikeev
      Pages: 54 - 65
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 112
      Author(s): A.A. Kruglov, V.R. Ganieva, F.U. Enikeev
      The problem to determine experimentally the values of material parameters for two material models of superplastic flow, σ=Kξm and σ = K′ξ m′ε n , from the results of technological trials is considered. With this in view, a special computational procedure is developed to minimize the deviation of the theoretically predicted forming times from experimental data recorded during constant pressure forming trials of a sheet into a circular die. As compared with similar procedures known in the literature the methods suggested enable one to obtain a unique set of material parameters by using the whole set of available experimental data. The validity of the procedures suggested is confirmed by means of comparing the results obtained with corresponding finite element solutions. The accuracy of modeling of the experimentally measured values of the forming time is found to be better than 5% for all cases considered.

      PubDate: 2017-07-08T06:57:20Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.06.014
      Issue No: Vol. 112 (2017)
  • Implementation methods and applications of flow visualization in a
           watershed simulation platform
    • Authors: Shanghong Zhang; Wenda Li; Xiaohui Lei; Xiaowen Ding; Tianxiang Zhang
      Pages: 66 - 75
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 112
      Author(s): Shanghong Zhang, Wenda Li, Xiaohui Lei, Xiaowen Ding, Tianxiang Zhang
      Computer-based flow visualization, which is an important approach to examine both the dynamic flow process and to elucidate the laws of fluid movement, can greatly facilitate our understanding of the complicated hydrologic cycle and provide insights into regional water resources management. Nevertheless, at present, few software tools can efficiently perform different flow visualizations for watershed modeling. In this study, a virtual watershed platform was developed and various implementation methods of flow visualization were assessed, such as scalar field visualization, vector field visualization, and visual water effects. In the platform, spatially distributed flow model results and georeferenced datasets are visualized in a virtual 3D environment. End users can conveniently explore modeling results within that environment. Based on analysis of the varying requirements of the flow visualization methods applied to watershed simulation, overheads associated with a user-determined switch between different systems were reduced, and the level of comprehensive information management and analysis of large volumes of watershed data was improved. This study shows that application of the watershed platform can enhance flow visualization in the water resources research community, and makes related water modeling more practical in support of water resources management.

      PubDate: 2017-07-08T06:57:20Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.06.016
      Issue No: Vol. 112 (2017)
  • An efficient multi-stage optimization approach for damage detection in
           plate structures
    • Authors: D. Dinh-Cong; T. Vo-Duy; V. Ho-Huu; H. Dang-Trung; T. Nguyen-Thoi
      Pages: 76 - 87
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 112
      Author(s): D. Dinh-Cong, T. Vo-Duy, V. Ho-Huu, H. Dang-Trung, T. Nguyen-Thoi
      The paper presents an efficient multi-stage optimization approach for damage detection in plate-like structures. In this approach, the damage identification process is achieved by minimizing an objective function established via flexibility changes of the structure. The vector of design variables represents correspondingly the damage extent of elements discretized by the finite element model. For analyzing the response of plate structures, the finite element model using 9-node quadratic quadrilateral elements is applied. For solving the optimization problem, a modified differential evolution (MDE) algorithm, which can help enhance the balance of global and local searches in each generation, is used for many stages of damage detection, in which the low damage variables in each stage are gradually eliminated after several generations to reduce the dimension of searching space and to increase the convergence rate of the problem. The efficiency of the proposed method is investigated through two numerical examples for isotropic and laminated composite plates. The obtained results indicate that the proposed method not only successfully detects the location and severity of multi-damage cases in the plate structures, but also show the better efficiency in term of computational cost.

      PubDate: 2017-07-08T06:57:20Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.06.015
      Issue No: Vol. 112 (2017)
  • Crash analysis and evaluation of vehicular impacts on W-beam guardrails
           placed on sloped medians using finite element simulations
    • Authors: Matthew Gutowski; Emre Palta; Howie Fang
      Pages: 88 - 100
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 112
      Author(s): Matthew Gutowski, Emre Palta, Howie Fang
      With an average of six billion miles traveled per day on U.S. highways, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), transportation safety is of the utmost importance. Over the years, various traffic barrier systems, including W-beam guardrails, have been developed to reduce the number and severity of vehicle crashes. Despite their general effectiveness, improvements could be made, especially when installed on unlevelled terrains such as sloped medians. The destructive nature of crashes imposes significant challenges to barrier design using full-scale physical testing; numerical simulations thus become a viable means to support crash analysis, performance evaluation, and barrier designs. In this study, validated vehicle and W-beam models were used to perform full-scale simulations of vehicle-guardrail impacts. Fourteen single-faced and double-faced NCDOT W-beam guardrails (with placement heights of 29 and 31 inches) placed along a six-lane 46-foot median divided highway with 2.5H:1V and 4H:1V slopes were evaluated under front-side and backside vehicular impacts. The guardrails performance was determined by evaluating the vehicular responses based on MASH exit-box criterion, post-impact exit trajectory, yaw, pitch, and roll angles, transverse displacements, and transverse velocities.

      PubDate: 2017-07-21T08:06:30Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.04.004
      Issue No: Vol. 112 (2017)
  • Development and validation of a simulation-based safety evaluation program
           for a mega floating crane
    • Authors: Seung-Ho Ham; Myung-Il Roh; Hyewon Lee; Jin-Wuk Hong; Hong-Rae Lee
      Pages: 101 - 116
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 112
      Author(s): Seung-Ho Ham, Myung-Il Roh, Hyewon Lee, Jin-Wuk Hong, Hong-Rae Lee
      The motions of the mega floating crane and the lifted module must be evaluated in advance, to determine whether they satisfy the safety criteria or not. Due to the limitations of the existing dynamic analysis programs, we develop a differentiated program that is dedicated to the mega floating crane. This program is focused on reducing modeling time, while increasing modeling accuracy. Furthermore, it can model the block loader that distributes the tension in wire ropes between the lifted module and the block loader equally, and link beams that are used to connect hooks by hinge joints. The equations of motion based on multibody system dynamics are derived. Wave, wind, and current are included as external environmental loads. A direct volume calculation method below the water plane is adopted to find the buoyant force and center of buoyancy. External loads are verified by commercial program. Finally, the simulation results of the module erection are validated by comparison with the measurement of real operation.

      PubDate: 2017-07-21T08:06:30Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.04.009
      Issue No: Vol. 112 (2017)
  • Study of fluid edge detection and tracking method in glass flume based on
           image processing technology
    • Authors: Hai Du; Muguo Li; Juan Meng
      Pages: 117 - 123
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 112
      Author(s): Hai Du, Muguo Li, Juan Meng
      Research on changes in the fluid edge of a wave flume is important for experimental hydrodynamics. However, disturbances often occur because of the presence of sensors. To solve this problem, a new grey-scale image processing method for fluid edge analysis is presented here. By fusing methods combining image gradients and image segmentation with shifting-window technology and with concepts derived from experimental fluid mechanics, the proposed method can overcome many of the inherent challenges of fluid-edge measurement. First, the geodesic distance is modified to obtain a class curve. Second, an edge position is determined by the inflection point of the class curve related to the gradient peak distribution. Next, the position of the interrogation window is relocated with reference to neighbors or to previous results, and the current edge position can be calculated according to the predicted value. During the computation, the interrogation window can change its position adaptively with fluid motion, ensuring that the amount of data to be analyzed always remains stable. A model combining the class curve and gradient curve can improve the validity of edge identification. Finally, the performance of the proposed method has been evaluated using images in a glass flume. The results show that the proposed method for studying the fluid edge is effective and robust.

      PubDate: 2017-07-21T08:06:30Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.04.007
      Issue No: Vol. 112 (2017)
  • Intel Xeon Phi acceleration of Hybrid Total FETI solver
    • Authors: Michal Merta; Lubomir Riha; Ondrej Meca; Alexandros Markopoulos; Tomas Brzobohaty; Tomas Kozubek; Vit Vondrak
      Pages: 124 - 135
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 112
      Author(s): Michal Merta, Lubomir Riha, Ondrej Meca, Alexandros Markopoulos, Tomas Brzobohaty, Tomas Kozubek, Vit Vondrak
      This paper describes an approach for acceleration of the Hybrid Total FETI (HTFETI) domain decomposition method using the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. The HTFETI method is a memory bound algorithm which uses sparse linear BLAS operations with irregular memory access pattern. The presented local Schur complement (LSC) method has regular memory access pattern, that allows the solver to fully utilize the Intel Xeon Phi fast memory bandwidth. This translates to speedup over 10.9 of the HTFETI iterative solver when solving 3 billion unknown heat transfer problem (3D Laplace equation) on almost 400 compute nodes. The comparison is between the CPU computation using sparse data structures (PARDISO sparse direct solver) and the LSC computation on Xeon Phi. In the case of the structural mechanics problem (3D linear elasticity) of size 1 billion DOFs the respective speedup is 3.4. The presented speedups are asymptotic and they are reached for problems requiring high number of iterations (e.g., ill-conditioned problems, transient problems, contact problems). For problems which can be solved with under hundred iterations the local Schur complement method is not optimal. For these cases we have implemented sparse matrix processing using PARDISO also for the Xeon Phi accelerators.

      PubDate: 2017-07-21T08:06:30Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.05.001
      Issue No: Vol. 112 (2017)
  • Robust design to optimize client–server bi-directional communication for
           structural analysis web applications or services
    • Authors: J. Calvo; J. Gracia; E. Bayo
      Pages: 136 - 146
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 112
      Author(s): J. Calvo, J. Gracia, E. Bayo
      Current trends in web application development favours bi-directional communication between front-end and back-end applications instead of the traditional ones where the front-end is constantly monitoring the back-end. This way of communication improves the user experience and this work tries to find the best bi-directional way of communication particularized to structural analysis software as a service or web applications. The effects of the most significant factors have been studied to optimize the total time involved in the communication, which is comprised of: time spent sending data from the client to the server, server data processing, and time consumed returning the data back. Design of experiments (DoE) techniques have been used to characterize the influence of four factors: serialization language, communication protocol, amount of data (size of the structure measured by the number of elements), and server post-processing. Moreover, factors like server workload and network congestion have also been addressed. The first factor is dealt with as a nuisance factor whose influence is to be minimized, and the second one as an uncontrollable variable.

      PubDate: 2017-07-21T08:06:30Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.04.010
      Issue No: Vol. 112 (2017)
  • Three-dimensional thermal stress analysis using the indirect BEM in
           conjunction with the radial integration method
    • Authors: Wenzhen Qu; Yaoming Zhang; Yan Gu; Fajie Wang
      Pages: 147 - 153
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 112
      Author(s): Wenzhen Qu, Yaoming Zhang, Yan Gu, Fajie Wang
      Thermal stress analysis is one of key aspects in mechanical design. Based on the indirect boundary integral equation (BIE) and the radial integration method (RIM), this paper develops a boundary-only element method for the boundary stress analysis of three-dimensional (3D) static thermoelastic problems. A transformation system constructed with the normal and two special tangential vectors is used to regularize the singularity in the indirect BIE. The RIM is then employed to transform the domain integrals arising in both displacement and its derivative integral equations into the equivalent boundary integrals, which results in a pure boundary discretized algorithm. Several numerical experiments are provided to verify the accuracy and convergence of the present approach.

      PubDate: 2017-07-21T08:06:30Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.05.003
      Issue No: Vol. 112 (2017)
  • Design optimization of a new W-beam guardrail for enhanced highway safety
    • Authors: Hanfeng Yin; Youye Xiao; Guilin Wen; Hongbing Fang
      Pages: 154 - 164
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 112
      Author(s): Hanfeng Yin, Youye Xiao, Guilin Wen, Hongbing Fang
      As one of the most widely used safety devices on highways, W-beam guardrail plays an important role in protecting errant vehicles from entering dangerous zones or colliding with oncoming vehicles. As one of the most widely used safety devices on highways, W-beam guardrails play an important role in protecting errant vehicles from entering dangerous zones or colliding with oncoming vehicles. One common issue with the traditional W-beam guardrails (TWG) is tire snagging which often occurred when the wheel of a striking vehicle entangled with a guardrail post. Tire snagging reduces the redirection performance of the guardrail and can result in serious injuries to the occupants. In this study, a new W-beam guardrail, named as “η-shaped W-beam guardrail (η-WG)”, was developed using nonlinear finite element simulations combined with metamodeling-based design optimization methodology. The simulation results showed that tire snagging did not occur on the η-WG and the optimum design of the η-WG had an improved safety performance in vehicular crashes.

      PubDate: 2017-07-21T08:06:30Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.05.002
      Issue No: Vol. 112 (2017)
  • An integrated platform for design and numerical analysis of shield
           tunnelling processes on different levels of detail
    • Authors: Jelena Ninić; Christian Koch; Janosch Stascheit
      Pages: 165 - 179
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 112
      Author(s): Jelena Ninić, Christian Koch, Janosch Stascheit
      Building and construction information modelling for decision making during the life cycle of infrastructure projects are vital tools for the analysis of complex, integrated, multi-disciplinary systems. The traditional design process is cumbersome and involves significant manual, time-consuming preparation and analysis as well as significant computational resources. To ensure a seamless workflow during the design and analysis and to minimise the computation time, we propose a novel concept of multi-level numerical simulations, enabling the modelling on different Levels of Detail (LoDs) for each physical component, process information, and analysis type. In this paper, we present SATBIM, an integrated platform for information modelling, structural analysis and visualisation of the mechanised tunnelling process for design support. Based on a multi-level integrated parametric Tunnel Information Model, numerical models for each component on different LoDs are developed, considering proper geometric as well as material representation, interfaces and the representation of the construction process. Our fully automatic modeller for arbitrary tunnel alignments provides a high degree of automation for the generation, the setup and the execution of the simulation model, connecting the multi-level information model with the open-source simulation software KRATOS. The software of SATBIM is organized in a modular way in order to offer high flexibility not only for further extensions, but also for adaptation to future improvements of the simulation software. The SATBIM platform enables practical, yet flexible and user-friendly generation of the tunnel structure for arbitrary alignments on different LoDs, supporting the design process and providing an insight into soil-structure interactions during construction.

      PubDate: 2017-07-21T08:06:30Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.05.012
      Issue No: Vol. 112 (2017)
  • Deforming grid generation for numerical simulations of fluid dynamics in
           sliding vane rotary machines
    • Authors: Giuseppe Bianchi; Sham Rane; Ahmed Kovacevic; Roberto Cipollone
      Pages: 180 - 191
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 112
      Author(s): Giuseppe Bianchi, Sham Rane, Ahmed Kovacevic, Roberto Cipollone
      The limiting factor for the employment of advanced 3D CFD tools in the analysis and design of rotary vane machines is the unavailability of methods for generation of a computational grid suitable for fast and reliable numerical analysis. The paper addresses this issue through an analytical grid generation based on the user defined nodal displacement which discretizes the moving and deforming fluid domain of the sliding vane machine and ensures conservation of intrinsic quantities by maintaining the cell connectivity and structure. Mesh boundaries are defined as parametric curves generated using trigonometrical modelling of the axial cross section of the machine while the distribution of computational nodes is performed using algebraic algorithms with transfinite interpolation, post orthogonalisation and smoothing. Algebraic control functions are introduced for distribution of nodes on the rotor and casing boundaries in order to achieve good grid quality in terms of cell size and expansion. For testing of generated grids, single phase simulations of an industrial air rotary vane compressor are solved by use of commercial CFD solvers FLUENT and CFX. This paper presents implementation of the mesh motion algorithm, stability and robustness experienced with the solvers when working with highly deforming grids and the obtained flow results.

      PubDate: 2017-07-21T08:06:30Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.05.010
      Issue No: Vol. 112 (2017)
  • Crashworthiness design of a steel–aluminum hybrid rail using
           multi-response objective-oriented sequential optimization
    • Authors: Jianguang Fang; Na Qiu; Xiuzhe An; Fenfen Xiong; Guangyong Sun; Qing Li
      Pages: 192 - 199
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 112
      Author(s): Jianguang Fang, Na Qiu, Xiuzhe An, Fenfen Xiong, Guangyong Sun, Qing Li
      Hybrid structures with different materials have aroused increasing interest for their lightweight potential and excellent performances. This study explored the optimization design of steel–aluminum hybrid structures for the highly nonlinear impact scenario. A metamodel based multi-response objective-oriented sequential optimization was adopted, where Kriging models were updated with sequential training points. It was indicated that the sequential sampling strategy was able to obtain a much higher local accuracy in the neighborhood of the optimum and thus to yield a better optimum, although it did lead to a worse global accuracy over the entire design space. Furthermore, it was observed that the steel–aluminum hybrid structure was capable of decreasing the peak force and simultaneously enhancing the energy absorption, compared to the conventional mono-material structure.

      PubDate: 2017-07-21T08:06:30Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.05.013
      Issue No: Vol. 112 (2017)
  • HyTest: Platform for Structural Hybrid Simulations with Finite Element
           Model Updating
    • Authors: Ge Yang; Bin Wu; Ge Ou; Zhen Wang; Shirley Dyke
      Pages: 200 - 210
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 112
      Author(s): Ge Yang, Bin Wu, Ge Ou, Zhen Wang, Shirley Dyke
      Hybrid simulation has been demonstrated to be a powerful method to evaluate the system-level dynamic performance of structure. With the numerical substructure analyzed with finite element software and the difficult-to-model components tested with an experimental substructure, complex structures with sophisticated behaviors can readily be examined through a hybrid simulation. To coordinate and synchronize the substructures in hybrid simulation, software is required. In recent studies, model updating has been integrated into hybrid simulation to improve testing accuracy by updating the numerical model during the analysis. However, online model updating scheme requires some modifications in the typical hybrid simulation testing procedure, and this greater complexity is entailed in its implementation regarding the collaboration of identification algorithms with existing hybrid simulation software. To address this issue and broaden the utilization of hybrid simulation with model updating, an existing platform named HyTest originally for conventional hybrid simulation is extended for this purpose. This version of HyTest facilitates the online identification of material constitutive parameters using experimental measurements in its finite element based identification module. It also includes a data center with a uniform data transmission protocol to incorporate different substructures and modules. A numerical example is used to demonstrate the online identification of material parameters for concrete and steel models in a reinforced column, and to verify the accuracy of the identification module. Lastly the effectiveness of HyTest in conducting hybrid simulation with model updating is validated using actual hybrid tests on a steel frame.

      PubDate: 2017-07-21T08:06:30Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.05.007
      Issue No: Vol. 112 (2017)
  • Topological design optimization of lattice structures to maximize shear
    • Authors: Yixian Du; Hanzhao Li; Zhen Luo; Qihua Tian
      Pages: 211 - 221
      Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 112
      Author(s): Yixian Du, Hanzhao Li, Zhen Luo, Qihua Tian
      To improve the poor shear performance of periodic lattice structure consisting of hexagonal unit cells, this study develops a new computational design method to apply topology optimization to search the best topological layout for lattice structures with enhanced shear stiffness. The design optimization problem of micro-cellular material is formulated based on the properties of macrostructure to maximize the shear modulus under a prescribed volume constraint using the energy-based homogenization method. The aim is to determine the optimal distribution of material phase within the periodic unit cell of lattice structure. The proposed energy-based homogenization procedure utilizes the sensitivity filter technique, especially, a modified optimal algorithm is proposed to evolve the microstructure of lattice materials with distinct topological boundaries. A high shear stiffness structure is obtained by solving the optimization model. Then, the mechanical equivalent properties are obtained and compared with those of the hexagonal honeycomb sandwich structure using a theoretical approach and the finite element method (FEM) according to the optimized structure. It demonstrates the effectiveness of the proposed method in this paper. Finally, the structure is manufactured, and then the properties are tested. Results show that the shear stiffness and bearing properties of the optimized lattice structure is better than that of the traditional honeycomb sandwich structure. In general, the proposed method can be effectively applied to the design of periodic lattice structures with high shear resistance and super bearing property.

      PubDate: 2017-07-21T08:06:30Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.04.011
      Issue No: Vol. 112 (2017)
  • Method for automated reconstruction of a car's path during crash from
           GPS/INS data using a Kalman filter
    • Authors: Marin Aldimirov; Rumen Arnaudov
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 November 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software
      Author(s): Marin Aldimirov, Rumen Arnaudov
      This article presents a method for automated reconstruction of a car's path during crash. Unlike conventional methods, which rely on indirect measurements like tire marks, property damage, etc. and on human intervention, the presented method uses only data from direct measurements, made by an EDR device. The method is compatible with devices built with low cost MEMS sensors. The path reconstruction is done fully automated, using a Kalman filter, similar to the ones used in inertial navigation. The test results show that the method has practical value as a source of information for the final expert report in a car crash investigation. It can also be used to perform a remote crash reconstruction if the data is sent over e.g. mobile network, thus being of benefit even to emergency call center operators.

      PubDate: 2017-11-11T06:23:10Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.10.009
  • MATLAB 2D higher-order triangle mesh generator with finite element
           applications using subparametric transformations
    • Authors: T.V. Smitha; K.V. Nagaraja; Sarada Jayan
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 3 November 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software
      Author(s): T.V. Smitha, K.V. Nagaraja, Sarada Jayan
      This paper presents a novel automated higher-order (HO) unstructured triangular mesh generation of the two-dimensional domain. The proposed HO scheme uses the nodal relations obtained from subparametric transformations with parabolic arcs, especially for curved geometry. This approach is shown to drastically simplify the computational complexities involved in the HO finite element (HOFE) formulation of any partial differential equation (PDE). The prospective generalised MATLAB 2D mesh generation codes, HOmesh2d for the regular domain and CurvedHOmesh2d for a circular domain are based on the MATLAB mesh generator distmesh of Persson and Strang. As an input, the code takes a signed distance function of the domain geometry and the desired order for the triangular elements and as outputs, the code generates an HO triangular mesh with element connectivity, node coordinates, and boundary data (edges and nodes). The working principle of HOFE scheme, using subparametric transformations with the proposed HO automated mesh generator is explained. The simplicity, efficiency, and accuracy of the HOFE method, with the proposed HO automated mesh generator up to 28-noded triangular elements, are illustrated with elliptic PDE. The proposed techniques are applied to some electromagnetic problems. The use of higher order elements from the proposed mesh generator is shown to increase the accuracy and efficiency of the numerical results. Also, with the proposed HOFE scheme it is verified that HO elements significantly decrease the numbers of degrees of freedom, and elements required to achieve a specific level of accuracy compared to lower order elements. Numerical results show that the HO elements outperform the lower order elements in terms of efficiency and accuracy of the numerical results.

      PubDate: 2017-11-05T06:14:09Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.10.012
  • Application of the EnKF method for real-time forecasting of smoke movement
           during tunnel fires
    • Authors: Jie Ji; Qi Tong; Liangzhu (Leon) Wang; Cheng-Chun Lin; Cong Zhang; Zihe Gao; Jun Fang
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 3 November 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software
      Author(s): Jie Ji, Qi Tong, Liangzhu (Leon) Wang, Cheng-Chun Lin, Cong Zhang, Zihe Gao, Jun Fang
      Real-time prediction of smoke layer temperature and height of tunnel fires are crucial in guiding emergency rescue. However, current fire simulation tools are often not able to provide reliable modeling results due to poorly known input parameters and model errors. Besides, fire modeling are subject to computer resources, for instance, fire modeling by computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools is often time-consuming. Moreover, sensors located in tunnels can only detect certain physical quantities within a certain level of uncertainties. In order to gain more reliable predictions of temperature and smoke layer height of tunnel fires in real time, a proposed method, inverse modeling based on Ensemble Kalman Filter (EnKF), is presented in this study to improve the predictability and address problems of demanding computer resources of tunnel fire simulation by doing data assimilation. The basic formulas of EnKF method are introduced and the application of EnKF to tunnel fires is implemented by connecting the fire simulation tool, CFAST, with a data assimilation software, OpenDA. In current study, observation data are generated under the framework of Observation System Simulation Experiment (OSSE), i.e., synthetic observations are generated by CFAST simulation assuming true value of control parameters are known. Studies are conducted to show the feasibility of real-time predicting smoke movement during tunnel fires. Results show that prediction performance are improved after applying the EnKF method compared to the standalone tunnel fires modeling.

      PubDate: 2017-11-05T06:14:09Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.10.007
  • Design of experimental vehicle specified for competition Shell
           Eco-marathon 2017 according to principles of car body digitisation based
           on views in 2D using the intuitive tool Imagine&Shape CATIA V5
    • Authors: Michal Fabian; Michal Puškár; Róbert Boslai; Melichar Kopas; Štefan Kender; Róbert Huňady
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 3 November 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software
      Author(s): Michal Fabian, Michal Puškár, Róbert Boslai, Melichar Kopas, Štefan Kender, Róbert Huňady
      Materialisation of every new great idea requires performing of many activities, including application of the latest CA-technologies. Nowadays the design process concerning the exterior and interior parts of a motorcar is unthinkable without utilisation of the CAD support. Although the primary impulses, new ideas or inspirations are arising in the minds of customers, businessmen and managers, the realisation process itself is always a serious task for the engineers in order to create a final shape, taking into consideration the customer's requirements. The experimental vehicles represent a special category of the motorcars. Design of the experimental vehicles demands a specific approach with regard to the above-standard requirements concerning vehicle aerodynamics, reduced rolling resistances and low-level fuel consumption of the vehicle engine.

      PubDate: 2017-11-05T06:14:09Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.10.006
  • Real-time visualization of 3D terrains and subsurface geological
    • Authors: Alejandro Graciano; Antonio J. Rueda; Francisco R. Feito
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 2 November 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software
      Author(s): Alejandro Graciano, Antonio J. Rueda, Francisco R. Feito
      Geological structures, both at the surface and subsurface levels, are typically represented by means of voxel data. This model presents a major drawback: its large storage requirements. In this paper, we address this problem and propose the use of a stack-based representation for geological surface-subsurface structures. Although this representation has been mainly used for volumetric terrain visualization in previous works, it has been used as an auxiliary data structure. Therefore, our main contribution in this work is its use as a first-class representation for both processing and visualization of surface and subsurface information. The proposed solution provides real-time visualization of volumetric terrains and subsurface geological structures represented as stacks using a compact data representation in the GPU. Different GPU memory implementations of the stacks have been described, discussing the tradeoffs between performance and storage efficiency. We also introduce a novel algorithm for the calculation of the surface normal vectors using a hybrid object-image space strategy. Moreover, important features for geoscientific applications such as visualization of boreholes or geological cross sections, and selective attenuation of strata have also been implemented in a straightforward way.

      PubDate: 2017-11-05T06:14:09Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.10.002
  • Engineering design analysis utilizing a cloud platform
    • Authors: Sunil Suram; Nordica A. MacCarty; Kenneth M. Bryden
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 2 November 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software
      Author(s): Sunil Suram, Nordica A. MacCarty, Kenneth M. Bryden
      In this paper we present a novel methodology for modeling engineered and other systems based on integrating a set of component models that are accessible as “model-as-a-service” components within a cloud platform. These component models can be combined together to form a systems model. The component models are stateless and web-enabled. The advantage of being web-enabled is that developers can use the models as API endpoints as opposed to library components, hence making the models themselves language agnostic and less restrictive in their use. These ideas are presented within the context of a previously published engineering model for the thermal analysis and preliminary design of a small biomass cookstove. In this paper the monolithic biomass cookstove model is separated into six independent, stateless component models supported by a generic model application infrastructure. Interaction between the models is orchestrated by a federated model system. Finally, the results of the cookstove from the monolithic model were compared with the distributed systems model. It was found that there was no change in the results. However, the systems model increased the time-to-solution due to network latency. However, the ability to share models and data via API endpoints, will likely offset the overall wall-clock time for model integration, since model developers do not have to make code changes. In conclusion, it is advantageous to build web-enabled component models for their easy reuse across multiple systems models.

      PubDate: 2017-11-05T06:14:09Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.10.004
  • Least-Square-Support-Vector-Machine-based approach to obtain displacement
           from measured acceleration
    • Authors: Jale Tezcan; Claudia C. Marin-Artieda
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 1 November 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software
      Author(s): Jale Tezcan, Claudia C. Marin-Artieda
      Recent advances in computer and sensing technologies have led to the proliferation of sensor networks in structural health monitoring and condition monitoring applications. Vibration data collected by sensors provide useful information about the condition of a structure or a machine component, facilitating identification of any changes in its performance. While acceleration and displacement data provide complementary information, a cost-effective alternative to monitoring both is to estimate displacements from accelerations. This paper presents a kernel regression approach for obtaining displacement time series from acceleration data. Starting from a second-order central difference approximation, the method performs ridge regression in a feature space induced by the linear kernel. The main advantages of the proposed method are (1) It does not require baseline adjustment, other than removing the mean of the acceleration record; (2) The solution obtained is numerically stable, and thus regularization is not necessary; (3) The reconstructed displacement does not exhibit any long period drift. The validity of the proposed method is demonstrated through examples, where structural systems’ displacements computed using the proposed approach were compared to the recorded experimental displacements. While the presented examples focus only on monitoring of vibrations responses of structural systems, the proposed method can be used in other settings where a displacement signal is to be estimated from an acceleration signal with appropriate, application-specific modifications.

      PubDate: 2017-11-05T06:14:09Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.10.011
  • Combination of simulated annealing and pseudo spectral methods for the
           optimum removal rate in turning operations of nickel-based alloys
    • Authors: J.A. Palacios; D. Olvera; G. Urbikain; A. Elías-Zúñiga; O. Martínez-Romero; L.N. López de Lacalle; C. Rodríguez; H. Martínez-Alfaro
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 29 October 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software
      Author(s): J.A. Palacios, D. Olvera, G. Urbikain, A. Elías-Zúñiga, O. Martínez-Romero, L.N. López de Lacalle, C. Rodríguez, H. Martínez-Alfaro
      In this paper, an approach that combines simulated annealing technique (SA) with the Chebyshev collocation method (CCM) or with the Enhanced Multistage Homotopy Perturbation (EMHPM) is established. Then, these two new approaches are applied to find optimal cutting conditions in turning operations of nickel-based superalloy (Inconel 718©) by using SNMG and VBMT tool-inserts. To validate the proposed approaches in terms of material removal rate and stability, a series of turning cutting tests were carried out. Numerical results show that when the CCM is combined with SA technique, the optimum stable cutting conditions such as the axial depth of cut and the spindle speed, were estimated 100 times faster than from the CCM. Furthermore, experimental data and numerical results confirmed that the productivity by using a tool-SNMG insert is 19% higher than when using VBMT tool-insert, which is mainly due to the tool stability dynamic response.

      PubDate: 2017-11-05T06:14:09Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.10.008
  • Interactive flow simulation using Tegra-powered mobile devices
    • Authors: Adrian R.G. Harwood; Alistair J. Revell
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 27 October 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software
      Author(s): Adrian R.G. Harwood, Alistair J. Revell
      The ability to perform interactive CFD simulations on mobile devices allows the development of portable, affordable simulation tools that can have a significant impact in engineering design as well as teaching and learning. This work extends existing work in the area by developing and implementing a GPU-accelerated, interactive simulation framework suitable for mobile devices. The accuracy, throughput, memory usage and battery consumption of the application is established for a range of problem sizes. The current GPU implementation is found to be over 300 ×  more efficient in terms of combined throughput and power consumption than a comparable CPU implementation. The usability of the simulation is examined through a new ‘interactivity’ metric which identifies the ratio of simulated convection to real world convection of the same problem. This real-time ratio illustrates that large resolutions may increase throughput through parallelisation on the GPU but this only partially offsets the decrease in simulated flow rate due to the necessary shrinking of the time step in the solver with increasing resolution. Therefore, targeting higher throughput configurations of GPU-solvers offer little additional benefit for interactive applications due to ultimately simulations evolving at a too slow a rate to facilitate interaction. The trade-off between accuracy, speed and power consumption are explored with the choice of problem resolution ultimately being characterised by a desired accuracy, flow speed and endurance of a given simulation. With current rates of growth in mobile compute power expected to continue, real-time simulation is expected to be possible at higher resolutions with a reduced energy footprint in the near future.

      PubDate: 2017-10-29T04:30:21Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.10.005
  • Automatic generation of structured multiblock boundary layer mesh for
    • Authors: Fengshun Lu; Yufei Pang; Xiong Jiang; Junfeng Sun; Yong Huang; Ziwei Wang; Jiali Ju
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 17 October 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software
      Author(s): Fengshun Lu, Yufei Pang, Xiong Jiang, Junfeng Sun, Yong Huang, Ziwei Wang, Jiali Ju
      Structured meshes are widely utilized in the aircraft industry, despite their requirement for significant interaction between the engineers and the commercial software used in the generation process. In this research, we introduce part of our achievements while investigating the automatic generation techniques for structured meshes of arbitrary aircrafts. First, we present a data structure that eliminates the many-to-many relationship between various physical entities representing the discrete mesh. Second, we propose a novel method that can automatically generate a structured multiblock boundary layer mesh using an input surface mesh. Finally, we verify the proposed method with three cases (i.e., convex/concave steps, a four-rudder missile and the F6 wing-body half model) by the metrics Jacobian, included angles and aspect ratios. These experiments show that our proposed method can automatically generate structured multiblock boundary layer mesh for aircrafts.

      PubDate: 2017-10-29T04:30:21Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.10.003
  • Topology optimization method with direct coupled finite
           element–element-free Galerkin method
    • Authors: Yaqing Zhang; Wenjie Ge; Yonghong Zhang; Zhenfei Zhao
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 16 October 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software
      Author(s): Yaqing Zhang, Wenjie Ge, Yonghong Zhang, Zhenfei Zhao
      A topology optimization method, based on a direct coupled finite element (FE) and element-free Galerkin (EFG) method, is developed in this study, for reducing the computational cost of EFG-based topology optimization methods. Comparing with other coupling methods, the new coupling method can guarantee higher order continuity of the shape function in the coupling region and it can be implemented easily. A constrained centroidal Voronoi tessellation (CCVT) algorithm associated with density variable is developed to generate updated EFG nodes for the discretizing of EFG domain during the iterations which accelerates the optimization convergence. To reduce the computational cost, an adaptive multi-level Gauss quadrature scheme is introduced for numerical integration. Several examples are given to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach and the proposal shows advantages comparing with some other topology optimization methods.

      PubDate: 2017-10-29T04:30:21Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.09.012
  • An integrated beam-plate structure multi-level optimal design framework
           based on bi-directional evolutionary structural optimization and surrogate
    • Authors: Kai Li; Yanyun Yu; Jingyi He; Yan Lin
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 16 October 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software
      Author(s): Kai Li, Yanyun Yu, Jingyi He, Yan Lin
      Lots of endeavors have been made to apply optimization techniques to real design problems for various engineering beam-plate structures, however, due to the limitation of traditional topological form and the difficulty of finding the optimal topology in numerous optional design plans, many beam-plate structure designs are not the optimal solution but only a feasible solution. This paper proposes an integrated optimal design framework for beam-plate structure based on combining bi-directional evolutionary structural optimization (BESO) and surrogate model method, which covers three optimization levels, as dimension optimization, topology optimization and section optimization. BESO is used for topology optimization. In order to deal with beam-plate structures, the traditional BESO method is improved by using cubic box as the unit cell instead of solid unit to construct periodic lattice structure. Requirements for the framework are discussed based on the features of beam-plate structure design process first. The proposed framework consists of automated finite element modeling module, structure optimization module and post-processing module. Usefulness of the designed framework is examined through a cantilever beam structure design.

      PubDate: 2017-10-29T04:30:21Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.09.011
  • Graphics processing unit accelerated phase field dislocation dynamics:
           Application to bi-metallic interfaces
    • Authors: Adnan Eghtesad; Kai Germaschewski; Irene J. Beyerlein; Abigail Hunter; Marko Knezevic
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 14 October 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software
      Author(s): Adnan Eghtesad, Kai Germaschewski, Irene J. Beyerlein, Abigail Hunter, Marko Knezevic
      We present the first high-performance computing implementation of the meso-scale phase field dislocation dynamics (PFDD) model on a graphics processing unit (GPU)-based platform. The implementation takes advantage of the portable OpenACC standard directive pragmas along with Nvidia's compute unified device architecture (CUDA) fast Fourier transform (FFT) library called CUFFT to execute the FFT computations within the PFDD formulation on the same GPU platform. The overall implementation is termed ACCPFDD-CUFFT. The package is entirely performance portable due to the use of OPENACC-CUDA inter-operability, in which calls to CUDA functions are replaced with the OPENACC data regions for a host central processing unit (CPU) and device (GPU). A comprehensive benchmark study has been conducted, which compares a number of FFT routines, the Numerical Recipes FFT (FOURN), Fastest Fourier Transform in the West (FFTW), and the CUFFT. The last one exploits the advantages of the GPU hardware for FFT calculations. The novel ACCPFDD-CUFFT implementation is verified using the analytical solutions for the stress field around an infinite edge dislocation and subsequently applied to simulate the interaction and motion of dislocations through a bi-phase copper-nickel (Cu–Ni) interface. It is demonstrated that the ACCPFDD-CUFFT implementation on a single TESLA K80 GPU offers a 27.6X speedup relative to the serial version and a 5X speedup relative to the 22-multicore Intel Xeon CPU E5-2699 v4 @ 2.20 GHz version of the code.

      PubDate: 2017-10-29T04:30:21Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.09.010
  • An evaluation on SP surface property by means of combined FEM-DEM shot
           dynamics simulation
    • Authors: Jiabin Zhang; Shihong Lu; Tianrui Wu; Zhen Zhou; Wei Zhang
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 October 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software
      Author(s): Jiabin Zhang, Shihong Lu, Tianrui Wu, Zhen Zhou, Wei Zhang
      The surface coverage induced by shot peening (SP) has substantial influence on the fatigue durability of components. The underlying motivation for this work was to predict coverage, compressive residual stress (CRS), and roughness of the alloy, Al 2024-T351. These characteristics were assessed by computational modelling that is based on a combined finite element method (FEM) and discrete element method (DEM). The advantage of this combined method is that we only need to combine a representative dimple with the impact locations obtained from different SP parameters in DEM. Especially in the parametric analysis was carried out to evaluate coverage regarding to SP parameters. Furthermore, the DEM simulation generates an input file for the FEM simulation, which is then used to analyse the CRS and the resulting roughness that corresponds to SP parameters. The numerical coverage study (based on the combined DEM-FEM method) exhibited the same trend as the experimental data, with respect to the percentage of full coverage time, t, and is more reliable than theoretical calculations. In a practical sense, the developed model has the ability to accurately achieve the desired surface with the ability to adjust the SP parameters efficiently.

      PubDate: 2017-10-13T22:30:11Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.10.001
  • General surface loading over layered transversely isotropic pavements with
           imperfect interfaces
    • Authors: Heng Liu; Ernian Pan; Yingchun Cai
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 9 October 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software
      Author(s): Heng Liu, Ernian Pan, Yingchun Cai
      In this paper, we present an efficient and comprehensive approach to study the response of layered flexible pavements under general surface loading. Each layer can be transversely isotropic and the interface between the layers can be imperfect. Multiple surface loadings in both vertical and horizontal directions over circular regions can be applied. To handle efficiently multilayered pavements under very general loading and interface conditions, a new method called DVP (dual variable and position method) is proposed. The new method is computationally stable and can handle multiple imperfect interfaces very well in the multilayered pavement. The solution is further expressed in terms of the cylindrical system of vector functions so that the normal (dilatational) and shear (torsional) deformations can be separated and solved in terms of the LM- and N-types of this vector-function system. Various equivalent imperfect interface models are also investigated and their equivalence to the thin interface layer is further discussed.

      PubDate: 2017-10-13T22:30:11Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.09.009
  • Two-dimensional fracture modeling with the generalized/extended finite
           element method: An object-oriented programming approach
    • Authors: Mohammad Malekan; Leandro L. Silva; Felicio B. Barros; Roque L.S. Pitangueira; Samuel S. Penna
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 4 October 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software
      Author(s): Mohammad Malekan, Leandro L. Silva, Felicio B. Barros, Roque L.S. Pitangueira, Samuel S. Penna
      This work presents an object-oriented implementation of the G/XFEM to model the crack nucleation and propagation in structures made of either linear or nonlinear materials. A discontinuous function along with the asymptotic crack-tip displacement fields are used to represent the crack without explicitly meshing its surfaces. Different approach are explained in detail that are used to capture the crack nucleation within the model and also determine the crack propagation path for various problems. Stress intensity factor and singularity of the localization tensor (which provides the classical strain localization condition) can be used to determine the crack propagation direction for linear elastic materials and nonlinear material models, respectively. For nonlinear material model, the cohesive forces acting on the crack plane are simulated in the enrichment process by incorporating a discrete constitutive model. Several algorithms and strategies have been implemented, within an object-oriented framework in Java, called INSANE. This implementation will be presented in detail by solving different two-dimensional problems, for both linear and nonlinear material models, in order to show the robustness and accuracy of the proposed method. The numerical results are compared with the reference solutions from the analytical, numerical or experimental results, where applicable.

      PubDate: 2017-10-08T09:19:30Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.09.005
  • IFC: Editorial Board/ Publishing Info
    • Abstract: Publication date: November 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 113

      PubDate: 2017-09-30T08:27:07Z
  • Sparse direct solver for large finite element problems based on the
           minimum degree algorithm
    • Authors: Petr
      Abstract: Publication date: November 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 113
      Author(s): Petr Pařík, Jiří Plešek
      A sparse direct solver for large problems from solid continuum mechanics based on the minimum degree algorithm is proposed and tested. The solver is designed to take advantage of the properties of the finite element method, particularly the structure of the finite element mesh. For the minimization of the fill-in in the matrix factors a modification of the approximate minimum degree ordering algorithm of Amestoy, Davis and Duff is utilized. The employed sparse matrix storage format and the algorithms for each of the solver phases are also described. The results of numerical tests of the solver on large real-world finite element problems are presented and its performance is compared to a frontal solver and the PARDISO sparse direct solver.

      PubDate: 2017-09-30T08:27:07Z
  • Theoretical background and implementation of the finite element method for
           multi-dimensional Fokker–Planck equation analysis
    • Authors: Radomil
      Abstract: Publication date: November 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 113
      Author(s): Radomil Král, Jiří Náprstek
      Fokker–Planck equation is one of the most important tools for investigation of dynamic systems under random excitation. Finite Element Method represents very effective solution possibility particularly when transition processes are investigated or more detailed solution is needed. However, a number of specific problems must be overcome. They follow predominantly from the large multi-dimensionality of the Fokker–Planck equation, shape of the definition domain and usual requirements on the nature of the solution which are out of a conventional practice of the Finite Element employment. Unlike earlier studies it is coming to light that multi-dimensional simplex elements are the most suitable to be deployed. Moreover, new original algorithms for the multi-dimensional mesh generating were developed as well as original procedure of the governing differential and algebraic systems assembling and subsequent analysis. Finally, an illustrative example is presented together with aspects typical for the problem with large multi-dimensionality.

      PubDate: 2017-09-30T08:27:07Z
  • Numerical simulation of fluid-structure interactions with stabilized
           finite element method
    • Authors: Petr
      Abstract: Publication date: November 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 113
      Author(s): Petr Sváček
      In this paper the problem of numerical approximation of an interaction of the incompressible viscous flow with a vibrating airfoil is considered. The attention is paid to the practical implementation of the finite element based solver. The underlying mathematical model is based on the incompressible Navier–Stokes equations coupled with the continuity equation. The arbitrary Lagrangian–Eulerian method is used to treat the time dependent domain. The weak formulation of the Navier–Stokes equation is introduced and several important issues are addressed. The numerical method based on the fully stabilized finite element method is described in details. The numerical results are shown. The reliability of the method is discussed.

      PubDate: 2017-09-30T08:27:07Z
  • Editorial Board/Publishing Info
    • Abstract: Publication date: October 2017
      Source:Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 112

      PubDate: 2017-07-21T08:06:30Z
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