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Article Type: Review Articles
Appl. Mech. Rev. May 2009, 62(3): 030802.
Published Online: March 31, 2009
... under consideration are important from both fundamental and applied points of view. We review a state-of-the-art in asymptotic homogenization of composites by presenting the variety of existing methods, by pointing out their advantages and shortcomings, and by discussing their applications. In addition...
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Appl. Mech. Rev. July 2008, 61(4): 040803.
Published Online: July 8, 2008
... and increased loading intensity requires studies on the influence of the rate of loading and material characteristics on dynamic buckling behavior. The present review article is focused on summarizing the state of the art related to the inelastic dynamic stability and postbuckling behavior of various basic...
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Appl. Mech. Rev. November 2007, 60(6): 316–335.
Published Online: November 1, 2007
... of the present review is to provide a summary of both the theory of ideal flows and its applications. The theory includes steady and nonsteady flows, which are divided into three sections, respectively: plane-strain flows, axisymmetric flows, and three-dimensional flows. The role of the method of characteristics...
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Appl. Mech. Rev. July 2007, 60(4): 139–148.
Published Online: July 1, 2007
... the requirement to minimize impulse losses, improve fuel-air mixing, reduce inlet∕combustor interactions, and promote flame stability. This article presents a review of studies involving liquid and, in selected cases, gaseous fuel injected in supersonic inlets or in combustor’s insulators. In all these studies...
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Appl. Mech. Rev. July 2007, 60(4): 149–171.
Published Online: July 1, 2007
... examples of these applications are given at the end of each written section. There are 240 references cited in this review article. acoustic waves convection flow instability vortices viscosity heat conduction Mach number compressible flow pipe flow nozzles shear flow variational techniques...
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Appl. Mech. Rev. July 2007, 60(4): 172–194.
Published Online: July 1, 2007
...Y. Z. Chen The content of this review consists of recent developments covering an advanced treatment of multiple crack problems in plane elasticity. Several elementary solutions are highlighted, which are the fundamentals for the formulation of the integral equations. The elementary solutions...
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Appl. Mech. Rev. May 2007, 60(3): 107–119.
Published Online: May 1, 2007
...Balram Suman The review presents an update of the work done in the micro heat pipe research and development, with an aim to give updated detailed knowledge to individuals new to the field, as well as to those already working in this area. Presented here is a summary of the recent advances...
Topics: Heat pipes, Heat
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Article Type: Review Articles
Appl. Mech. Rev. May 2007, 60(3): 120–138.
Published Online: May 1, 2007
..., is also presented. The final part of the paper describes the results of studies of far-field properties of nonlinear wakes and possible consequences of the increase of local hydrodynamic activity. There are 263 references cited in this review article. ships wakes water waves solitons channel flow...
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Appl. Mech. Rev. May 2007, 60(3): 87–106.
Published Online: May 1, 2007
... in geomechanics. There are 315 references cited in this article. reviews elasticity flow through porous media plasticity initial value problems Dedicated to Professor A. J. M. Spencer FRS, on the occasion of his 75th Birthday. The development of classical soil mechanics and geomechanics owes...
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Appl. Mech. Rev. March 2007, 60(2): 65–75.
Published Online: March 1, 2007
...S. K. Sahu; P. K. Datta This paper reviews most of the recent research done in the field of dynamic stability/dynamic instability/parametric excitation/parametric resonance characteristics of structures with special attention to parametric excitation of plate and shell structures. The solution...
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Appl. Mech. Rev. March 2007, 60(2): 76–86.
Published Online: March 1, 2007
...U. Icardi; S. Locatto; A. Longo It has still not been shown that current failure theories can be accurate for all loading configurations, boundary conditions, layups, and thicknesses of composite laminates. A comprehensive discussion is neither available in the most recent bibliographical reviews...
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Appl. Mech. Rev. January 2007, 60(1): 37–49.
Published Online: January 1, 2007
... properties and failure behavior of textile reinforced composites is vital for industrial design and engineering applications. This paper aims to present a review of numerical and analytical models for elastic, thermal, and strength/failure analysis of 2D reinforced woven composites. Major modeling techniques...
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Appl. Mech. Rev. November 2006, 59(6): 335–345.
Published Online: November 1, 2006
...Jiashi Yang This is a review article on a few special topics in piezoelectricity: gradient and nonlocal theories, fully dynamic theory with Maxwell equations, piezoelectric semiconductors, and motions of rotating piezoelectric bodies. They all require some extension of the classical theory...
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Appl. Mech. Rev. November 2006, 59(6): 307–323.
Published Online: November 1, 2006
...Giancarlo Alfonsi In this paper the issue of the coherent structures of turbulence developing in wall-bounded flows is addressed. After a short historical synthesis, some basic concepts are reviewed and the idea of coherent structure is introduced. The phenomena occurring in the inner and outer...
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Appl. Mech. Rev. November 2006, 59(6): 324–334.
Published Online: November 1, 2006
... and the advantages of each actuation approach. This is the first time this information has been compiled in this growing field and it is summarized in such a way as to be useful to readers. There are 82 references cited in this review article. An ultrasonic actuator functions much like a scratch drive...
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Appl. Mech. Rev. September 2006, 59(5): 269–282.
Published Online: September 1, 2006
...A. Heitor Reis Constructal theory and its applications to various fields ranging from engineering to natural living and inanimate systems, and to social organization and economics, are reviewed in this paper. The constructal law states that if a system has freedom to morph it develops in time...
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Appl. Mech. Rev. September 2006, 59(5): 249–268.
Published Online: September 1, 2006
.... This paper reviews analytical models that are relevant to the transport of moisture in structural composites. In doing so the benefits and limitations of the various models and techniques are presented in order to provide a reference for scientists and engineers attempting to describe the kinetics...
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Appl. Mech. Rev. September 2006, 59(5): 283–305.
Published Online: September 1, 2006
...Alberto Carpinteri; Pietro Cornetti; Simone Puzzi The present paper is a review of research carried out on scaling laws and multiscaling approach in the mechanics of heterogeneous and disordered materials in the last two decades, especially at the Politecnio di Torino. The subject encompasses...
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Appl. Mech. Rev. July 2006, 59(4): 177–209.
Published Online: July 1, 2006
...Frederick Bloom soil sediments detonation shock waves explosions wave propagation plastic deformation elastic deformation elastoplasticity hydrodynamics reviews vibrations impact (mechanical) Based on a report prepared for the Mechanics of Materials Branch, CODE 6386, United...
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Appl. Mech. Rev. July 2006, 59(4): 230–248.
Published Online: July 1, 2006
...W. Q. Zhu The significant advances in nonlinear stochastic dynamics and control in Hamiltonian formulation during the past decade are reviewed. The exact stationary solutions and equivalent nonlinear system method of Gaussian-white -noises excited and dissipated Hamiltonian systems, the stochastic...