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Malladi, Avyadhish (author)
This thesis project focuses on the evaluation of the Extended Finite Element Model (XFEM) for modelling skin-stringer separation in thermoplastic composite stiffened panels. The study uses test results from a reference study in the literature on a PEKK-FC carbon composite panel with three stringers joined to the skin using a short-fibre...
master thesis 2024
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Allahyari, P. (author), Silani, M. (author), Yaghoubi Nasrabadi, V. (author), Milovanovic, P. (author), Schmidt, F. N. (author), Busse, B. (author), Qwamizadeh, M. (author)
Bone encompasses a complex arrangement of materials at different length scales, which endows it with a range of mechanical, chemical, and biological capabilities. Changes in the microstructure and characteristics of the material, as well as the accumulation of microcracks, affect the bone fracture properties. In this study, two-dimensional...
journal article 2023
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Noel, L.F.P. (author), Maute, K. (author)
Solving conjugate heat transfer design problems is relevant for various engineering applications requiring efficient thermal management. Heat exchange between fluid and solid can be enhanced by optimizing the system layout and the shape of the flow channels. As heat is transferred at fluid/solid interfaces, it is crucial to accurately resolve...
journal article 2023
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Xin, Haohui (author), Liu, Jielin (author), Correia, J.A.F.O. (author), Berto, Filippo (author), Veljkovic, M. (author), Qian, Guian (author)
In this paper, a numerical simulation method of mixed-mode fatigue crack propagation was explored using the extended finite element method (XFEM) and the Virtual Crack Closure Technique (VCCT). Both 2D and 3D numerical models were selected to simulate the fatigue crack propagation of steel specimens. Two coefficients were proposed to...
journal article 2023
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Āboltiņa, Laura (author)
In the past years, the safety of steel railway bridges has been questioned due to the coped beam connection sensitivity to fatigue and fatigue crack appearance. To ensure the safety of these railway bridges, the propagation of the fatigue crack needs to be analysed by performing regular inspection on the bridges. The frequency of these is...
master thesis 2022
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Coenen, Robert (author)
Improvement in the SHM of composite materials requires an enhanced understanding of the damage accumulation processes and helps in the way towards lighter, more optimized, and more sustainable aerospace structures. The Digital Twin concept has the potential to address this problem and may revolutionize the designing, certifying, maintaining, and...
master thesis 2021
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Swaab, Maarten (author)
Atherosclerosis is a cardiovascular disease in the arteries and a primary cause of death in the industrialized world. Most deaths due to atherosclerosis occur when the fibrous cap covering the necrotic core ruptures, leading to a blood clot. To determine whether an atherosclerotic plaque will rupture requires the development of accurate...
master thesis 2021
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EL Kazaz, Akram (author)
The orthotropic steel deck (OSD) is nowadays commonly used due to its advantages, such as its lightweight, short construction time, and high capacity to bear the loads. However, fatigue cracks occur in different welded connections in the OSD. In this study, the rib to-deck-plate connection at the crossbeam conjunction has been analysed. This...
master thesis 2021
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den Hartog, Stan (author)
There are multiple numerical methods for analysing the stability of slopes. Commonly used methods for assessing the slope stability are the slip surface method, strength reduction methods or methods based on load increments. What those methods have in common is that the stability of a slope is assessed by a factor of safety or critical stability...
master thesis 2021
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van den Boom, S.J. (author), van Keulen, A. (author), Aragon, A.M. (author)
An immersed enriched finite element method is proposed for the analysis of phononic crystals (PnCs) with finite element (FE) meshes that are completely decoupled from geometry. Particularly, a technique is proposed to prescribe Bloch–Floquet periodic boundary conditions strongly on non-matching edges of the periodic unit cell (PUC). The...
journal article 2021
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Schiaretti, Matteo (author), Cai, Jie (author), Jiang, X. (author), Zhang, Shengming (author), Schott, D.L. (author)
Industry design standards such as BS 7910 deployed some empirical formulas for the prediction of stress intensity factor (SIF) based on simulation results from traditional finite element method (FEM). However, such FEM simulation occasionally failed to convince people due to the large discrepancies compared with engineering practice. As a...
journal article 2021
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Dekker, R. (author), van der Meer, F.P. (author), Maljaars, J. (author), Sluys, Lambertus J. (author)
This study presents calibration and validation of a cohesive extended finite element model for fatigue crack propagation in ductile materials. The approach relies on a separation between plasticity around the crack tip and fatigue crack growth at the crack tip such that the influence of plasticity on fatigue driving forces is predicted. This...
journal article 2021
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De Lazzari, Elena (author), van den Boom, S.J. (author), Zhang, J. (author), van Keulen, A. (author), Aragon, A.M. (author)
Enriched finite element methods have gained traction in recent years for modeling problems with material interfaces and cracks. By means of enrichment functions that incorporate a priori behavior about the solution, these methods decouple the finite element (FE) discretization from the geometric configuration of such discontinuities. Taking...
journal article 2021
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van den Berg, Niels (author), Xin, H. (author), Veljkovic, M. (author)
Orthotropic steel decks (OSD's) are susceptible to fatigue failure due to cyclic loading. Often fatigue cracks are found in the joint between the deck plate and the trough. Due to the welding process, residual stresses are present in and around the joint. In this paper, the effect of residual stresses on the fatigue crack propagation rate has...
journal article 2021
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Mostofizadeh, S. (author)
Increase in computational power during recent years contributed to a significant development in numerical methods in mechanics. There are many methods developed that address various complex problems, yet modelling of initiation and propagation of failure in thin-walled structures requires further development. Among numerous challenges involved,...
doctoral thesis 2020
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van den Berg, Niels (author)
Orthotropic steel decks (OSDs) are susceptible to fatigue failure due to cyclic loading by heavy traffic passing the deck. These cyclic loads can cause fatigue cracks in the rib-to-deck joint. In and around the joint residual stresses are present due to the welding process. In this thesis, the effects of residual stresses on the fatigue crack...
master thesis 2020
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van den Boom, S.J. (author), Zhang, J. (author), van Keulen, A. (author), Aragon, A.M. (author)
During design optimization, a smooth description of the geometry is important, especially for problems that are sensitive to the way interfaces are resolved, e.g., wave propagation or fluid-structure interaction. A level set description of the boundary, when combined with an enriched finite element formulation, offers a smoother description...
journal article 2020
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Aragon, A.M. (author), Liang, Bowen (author), Ahmadian, Hossein (author), Soghrati, Soheil (author)
The Hierarchical Interface-enriched Finite Element Method (HIFEM) is a technique for solving problems containing discontinuities in the field gradient using finite element meshes that do not conform (match) the domain morphology. The method is suitable for analyzing problems with complex geometries or when such geometry is not known a priori....
journal article 2020
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Kota, Kubair (author)
Size effects influence the behavior of composites and have a great effect on their properties such as strength, type of failure, etc. The effects of size of the specimen on the behavior of composite laminates were studied based on numerical analyses of sharp and blunt notched [45/90/-45/0] 4s carbon/epoxy composite laminates. Five different...
student report 2019
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Gupta, Ravi Shankar (author)
Orthotropic Steel Decks (OSDs) are widely used in various types of steel bridges due to their benefits of light weight, high load bearing capacity and speedy construction. Although many improvements in aspects of design, fabrication, inspection, and maintenance have been achieved over the years for such bridge decks, fatigue remains a...
master thesis 2019
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