Body Modes (body + mode)

Distribution by Scientific Domains

Kinds of Body Modes

  • rigid body mode


  • Selected Abstracts


    A refined semi-analytic design sensitivity based on mode decomposition and Neumann series

    INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING, Issue 1 2005
    Maenghyo Cho
    Abstract Among various sensitivity evaluation techniques, semi-analytical method (SAM) is quite popular since this method is more advantageous than analytical method (AM) and global finite difference method (GFD). However, SAM reveals severe inaccuracy problem when relatively large rigid body motions are identified for individual elements. Such errors result from the pseudo load vector calculated by differentiation using the finite difference scheme. In the present study, an iterative refined semi-analytical method (IRSAM) combined with mode decomposition technique is proposed to compute reliable semi-analytical design sensitivities. The improvement of design sensitivities corresponding to the rigid body mode is evaluated by exact differentiation of the rigid body modes and the error of SAM caused by numerical difference scheme is alleviated by using a Von Neumann series approximation considering the higher order terms for the sensitivity derivatives. In eigenvalue problems, the tendency of eigenvalue sensitivity is similar to that of displacement sensitivity in static problems. Eigenvector is decomposed into rigid body mode and pure deformation mode. The present iterative SAM guarantees that the eigenvalue and eigenvector sensitivities converge to the reliable values for the wide range of perturbed size of the design variables. Accuracy and reliability of the shape design sensitivities in static problems and eigenvalue problems by the proposed method are assessed through the various numerical examples. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. [source]


    A node-based agglomeration AMG solver for linear elasticity in thin bodies

    INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, Issue 3 2009
    Prasad S. Sumant
    Abstract This paper describes the development of an efficient and accurate algebraic multigrid finite element solver for analysis of linear elasticity problems in two-dimensional thin body elasticity. Such problems are commonly encountered during the analysis of thin film devices in micro-electro-mechanical systems. An algebraic multigrid based on element interpolation is adopted and streamlined for the development of the proposed solver. A new node-based agglomeration scheme is proposed for computationally efficient, aggressive and yet effective generation of coarse grids. It is demonstrated that the use of appropriate finite element discretization along with the proposed algebraic multigrid process preserves the rigid body modes that are essential for good convergence of the multigrid solution. Several case studies are taken up to validate the approach. The proposed node-based agglomeration scheme is shown to lead to development of sparse and efficient intergrid transfer operators making the overall multigrid solution process very efficient. The proposed solver is found to work very well even for Poisson's ratio >0.4. Finally, an application of the proposed solver is demonstrated through a simulation of a micro-electro-mechanical switch. Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. [source]


    A refined semi-analytic design sensitivity based on mode decomposition and Neumann series

    INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING, Issue 1 2005
    Maenghyo Cho
    Abstract Among various sensitivity evaluation techniques, semi-analytical method (SAM) is quite popular since this method is more advantageous than analytical method (AM) and global finite difference method (GFD). However, SAM reveals severe inaccuracy problem when relatively large rigid body motions are identified for individual elements. Such errors result from the pseudo load vector calculated by differentiation using the finite difference scheme. In the present study, an iterative refined semi-analytical method (IRSAM) combined with mode decomposition technique is proposed to compute reliable semi-analytical design sensitivities. The improvement of design sensitivities corresponding to the rigid body mode is evaluated by exact differentiation of the rigid body modes and the error of SAM caused by numerical difference scheme is alleviated by using a Von Neumann series approximation considering the higher order terms for the sensitivity derivatives. In eigenvalue problems, the tendency of eigenvalue sensitivity is similar to that of displacement sensitivity in static problems. Eigenvector is decomposed into rigid body mode and pure deformation mode. The present iterative SAM guarantees that the eigenvalue and eigenvector sensitivities converge to the reliable values for the wide range of perturbed size of the design variables. Accuracy and reliability of the shape design sensitivities in static problems and eigenvalue problems by the proposed method are assessed through the various numerical examples. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. [source]


    Total FETI for contact problems with additional nonlinearities

    PROCEEDINGS IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS & MECHANICS, Issue 1 2008
    í Dobiá
    The paper is concerned with application of a new variant of the Finite Element Tearing and Interconnecting (FETI) method, referred to as the Total FETI (TFETI), to the solution to contact problems with additional nonlinearities. While the standard FETI methods assume that the prescribed Dirichlet conditions are inherited by subdomains, TFETI enforces both the compatibility between subdomains and the prescribed displacements by the Lagrange multipliers. If applied to the contact problems, this approach not only transforms the general nonpenetration constraints to the bound constraints, but it also generates an enriched natural coarse grid defined by the a priori known kernels of the stiffness matrices of the subdomains exhibiting rigid body modes. We combine our in a sense optimal algorithms for the solution to bound and equality constrained problems with geometric and material nonlinearities. The section on numerical experiments presents results of solution to bolt and nut contact problem with additional geometric and material nonlinear effects. (© 2008 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim) [source]