Distribution of material properties in finite element models of inhomogeneous elements of structures
Institute of Computational Technologies SB RAS, Krasnoyarsk Branch Office, Mira str. 53, 660049 Krasnoyarsk, Russia
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Published online: 30 October 2019
This paper discusses an approach to finite element modelling of structure elements considering material inhomogeneity. This approach is based on the functional dependence of mechanical properties on the spatial coordinates of finite elements. It allows modelling gradient transitions between different materials, which avoid stress discontinuities during strength analysis. The finite element models of cold formed angle, welded joint and thermal barrier coating, created by this method, have been presented.
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