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Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering, Representative Volume Elements and Unit Cells

Concepts, Theory, Applications and Implementation

Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering, Representative Volume Elements and Unit Cells - Sitnikova, Elena; Li, Shuguang - ISBN: 9780081026380
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Levertijd: 12 tot 15 werkdagen
Bindwijze: Boek, Paperback (20-11-2019)
Genre: Techniek
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Numerical methods to estimate material properties usually involve analysis of a representative volume element (RVE) or unit cell (UC). The representative volume element (RVE) or unit cell (UC) is the smallest volume over which a measurement can be made that will yield a value representative of the whole. RVEs and UCs are widely used in the characterisation of materials with multiscale architectures such as composites. However, finite element (FE) software packages such as Abaqus and Comsol MultiPhysics do not offer the capability for RVE and UC modelling directly on their own. To apply them to analyse RVEs and UCs, the generation of the FE models for them, the imposition of boundary conditions, and the extraction of directly relevant results are essentially the responsibility of the user. These have tended to be incorrectly implemented by users! For the first time, this book will provide a comprehensive account on correct modelling of RVEs and UCs, which will eliminate any uncertainties and ambiguities.

The book offers a complete and thorough review on the subject of RVEs and UCs, establishing a framework on a rigorous mathematical and mechanical basis to ensure that basic concepts, such as symmetry and free body diagrams, are applied correctly and consistently. It also demonstrates to readers that rigorous applications of mathematics and mechanics are meant to make things clear, consistent, thorough and, most of all, simple and easy to follow, rather than the opposite as many perceive. As a result, the book shows that the appropriate use of RVEs and UCs can deliver an effective and reliable means of material characterisation. It not only provides a much needed comprehensive account on material characterisation but, more importantly, explains how such characterisation can be conducted in a consistent and systematic manner. It also includes a ready-to-use open source code for UCs that can be downloaded from a companion site for potential users to utilise, adapt and expand as they wish.

" The theories presented in this book will give users more confidence when applying RVE and UC models to analyse materials of complex architectures with accuracy and efficiency

" Systematic explanations of RVE and UC theories have been included, as well as their applications in composites

" It illustrates in detail how to set up UC models and provides an open source code to implement via Abaqus


Titel: Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering, Representative Volume Elements and Unit Cells
auteur: Sitnikova, Elena; Li, Shuguang
Mediatype: Boek
Bindwijze: Paperback
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's: 482
Uitgever: Elsevier Science
Publicatiedatum: 2019-11-20
NUR: Techniek
Afmetingen: 229 x 152
ISBN/ISBN13: 9780081026380
Intern nummer: 44647540

Biografie (woord)

Elena Sitnikova is currently a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Engineering, the University of Nottingham. She received her MSc degree in Applied Mathematics, Mechanics from Saint Petersburg State University in 2004 and PhD in Engineering from the University of Aberdeen in 2010. Prior to joining the University of Nottingham in 2013, she took a position of Research Associate at the University of Liverpool. Dr Sitnikova authored a number of research papers in several fields of engineering. Her current interests are in the field of textile composites, with particular emphasis on problems of damage, material characterisation and high strain rate response of these materials.

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Provides a comprehensive and systematic review of finite element analysis using representative volume elements (RVEs) and unit cells (UCs)


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