## Jian Zhang

14 records found

1

## Authored

The published article contains a mistake in the notation of the strain–displacement matrix (Formula presented.) in Voigt notation concerning the isoparametric mapping and in the notation of the corresponding derivatives. As the mistakes relate only to the notation, and the imp ...

## On tailoring fracture resistance of brittle structures

### A level set interface-enriched topology optimization approach

We propose a fully immersed topology optimization procedure to design structures with tailored fracture resistance under linear elastic fracture mechanics assumptions for brittle materials. We use a level set function discretized by radial basis functions to represent the topo ...

In this work, an object-oriented geometric engine is proposed to solve problems with discontinuities, for instance, material interfaces and cracks, by means of unfitted, immersed, or enriched finite element methods (FEMs). Both explicit and implicit representations, such as ge ...

Stress analysis is an all-pervasive practice in engineering design. With displacement-based finite element analysis, directly-calculated stress fields are obtained in a post-processing step by computing the gradient of the displacement field—therefore less accurate. In enriche ...

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 ...

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 e ...

In the effort to develop disruptive quantum technologies, germanium is emerging as a versatile material to realize devices capable of encoding, processing and transmitting quantum information. These devices leverage the special properties of holes in germanium, such as their i ...

A new enriched finite element technique, named the Discontinuity-Enriched Finite Element Method (DE-FEM), was introduced recently for solving problems with both weak and strong discontinuities in 2-D. In this mesh-independent procedure, enriched degrees of freedom are added to ...

In this paper, we propose a stress recovery procedure for low-order finite elements in 3D. For each finite element, the recovered stress field is obtained by satisfying equilibrium in an average sense and by projecting the directly calculated stress field onto a conveniently c ...