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See detailFinite element modeling of incremental forming of aluminium sheets
He, S.; Van Bael, A.; Van Houtte, P. et al

in Advanced Materials Research (2005), 6/8

Incremental forming is an innovative and flexible sheet metal forming technology for small batch production and prototyping, which does not require any dedicated die or punch to form a complex shape. This ... [more ▼]

Incremental forming is an innovative and flexible sheet metal forming technology for small batch production and prototyping, which does not require any dedicated die or punch to form a complex shape. This paper investigates the process of single point incremental forming of an aluminum cone with a 50-degree wall angle both experimentally and numerically. Finite element models are established to simulate the process. The output of the simulation is given in terms of final geometry, the thickness distribution of the product, the strain history and distribution during the deformation as well as the reaction forces. Comparison between the simulation results and the experimental data is made. [less ▲]

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See detailFinite Element Modeling of the Cyclic Wetting Mechanism in the Active Part of Wheat Awns
Zickler, Gerald A.; Ruffoni, Davide ULg; Dunlop, John W. C. et al

in BIOINTERPHASES (2012), 7(1-4), 42-9

Many plant tissues and organs are capable of moving due to changes in the humidity of the environment, such as the opening of the seed capsule of the ice plant and the opening of the pine cone. These are ... [more ▼]

Many plant tissues and organs are capable of moving due to changes in the humidity of the environment, such as the opening of the seed capsule of the ice plant and the opening of the pine cone. These are fascinating examples for the materials engineer, as these tissues are non-living and move solely through the differential swelling of anisotropic tissues and in principle may serve as examples for the bio-inspired design of artificial actuators. In this paper, we model the microstructure of the wild wheat awn (Triticum turgidum ssp. dicoccoides) by finite elements, especially focusing on the specific microscopic features of the active part of the awn. Based on earlier experimental findings, cell walls are modeled as multilayered cylindrical tubes with alternating cellulose fiber orientation in successive layers. It is shown that swelling upon hydration of this system leads to the formation of gaps between the layers, which could act as valves, thus enabling the entry of water into the cell wall. This supports the hypothesis that this plywood-like arrangement of cellulose fibrils enhances the effect of ambient humidity by accelerated water or vapor diffusion along the gaps. The finite element model shows that a certain distribution of axially and tangentially oriented fibers is necessary to generate sufficient tensile stresses within the cell wall to open nanometer-sized gaps between cell wall layers. [less ▲]

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See detailFinite element modeling of thermo-mechanical behaviour of a steel strand in continuous casting
Pascon, Frédéric ULg; Habraken, Anne ULg; Bourdouxhe, M. et al

in Habraken, Anne (Ed.) Proceedings of the 4th International Conference ESAFORM (2001)

Surface and internal quality of continuous cast products depends very much upon the behaviour of the strand in the mould. Among the parameters likely to influence this behaviour, the mould taper takes a ... [more ▼]

Surface and internal quality of continuous cast products depends very much upon the behaviour of the strand in the mould. Among the parameters likely to influence this behaviour, the mould taper takes a prominent part. In order to understand better the influence of this parameter, we have build up a thermo-mechanical finite element model. the model includes an elasto-visco-plastic law to describe the behaviour of steel from liquid to solid state, a thermo-mechanical element that takes into account thermal expansion and mechanical behaviour of the strand, a unilateral contact element, a mobile rigid boundary element to model the mould and its taper and an adapted loading element to model the ferrostatic pressure according to the liquid or solid state. [less ▲]

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See detailFinite element modelling and optimization of flexible multibody systems
Bruls, Olivier ULg

Scientific conference (2010, June)

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See detailFinite element modelling of an electrostatic painting device
Deliège, Geoffrey ULg; Henrotte, François; Hameyer, Kay

Conference (2002)

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See detailFinite element modelling of electrostatic MEMS including the impact of fringing field effects on forces
Boutaayamou, Mohamed ULg; Nair, Harish; V Sabariego, Ruth ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Thermal, Mechanical and Multiphysics Simulation and Experiments in Micro-Electronics and Micro-Systems (EuroSimE2006) (2006)

The numerical models describing the behaviour of electrostatically actuated microsystems often disregard fringing fields. However, taking the fringing fields into account is crucial for an accurate ... [more ▼]

The numerical models describing the behaviour of electrostatically actuated microsystems often disregard fringing fields. However, taking the fringing fields into account is crucial for an accurate computation of the electrostatic forces. In this work, the finite element method is applied for modeling electrostatic actuators. The electrostatic force distribution is obtained by locally applying the virtual work method. A micro-beam and a comb drive are considered as test cases. The impact of the fringing field effects on the accuracy of electrostatic forces is shown through 2D and 3D parametric studies. [less ▲]

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See detailFinite element modelling of ion convection by electrostatic forces
Deliège, Geoffrey ULg; Henrotte, François; Deprez, Wim et al

in IET Science, Measurement & Technology (2004), 151(6), 398-402

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See detailFinite element modelling of jointed rocks. Application to tunelling
Charlier, Robert ULg; El Kiri, Mohamed

in Int. Symp. on Assesment and preventin of failure phenomena in rocks engineering, ISMR (1993)

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See detailFinite element modelling of rock drilling.
Charlier, Robert ULg; Pierry, Joelle

in Int. Symp. on Assesment and prevention of failure phenomena in rocks engineering, ISMR (1993)

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See detailFinite element Modelling of Shear Band Localisation and Application to Rock Cutting by a PDC Tool
Pierry, J.; Charlier, Robert ULg

in Proc. EUROCK'94 (1994, August)

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See detailFinite Element Modelling of Strong Electro-Mechanical Coupling in MEMS
Rochus, Véronique ULg

Doctoral thesis (2006)

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See detailFinite element modelling of the competition between shear bands in the early stage of thrusting : Strain localisation and constitutive law influence
Barnichon, Jean-Dominique; Charlier, Robert ULg

in Special Publication - Geological Society of London (1996), 99

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See detailFinite element modelling of the induction heating of a moving wire
Henrotte, François; Pahner, Uwe; Deliège, Geoffrey ULg et al

in Compumag, Evian, France, July 2-5, 2001 (2001)

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See detailFinite element modelling of thermo-elasto-plastic water saturated porous materials
Luison, Loris; François, Bertrand ULg; Bortolotto, Roberto et al

Poster (2008)

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See detailFinite element modelling of thermo-elasto-plastic water saturated porous materials
Sanavia, Lorenzo; François, Bertrand ULg; Bortolotto, Roberto et al

in Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (2008), 38(1-2), 7-34

The purpose of this paper is to present a new nite element formulation for the hydro-thermo-mechanical analysis of elasto-plastic multiphase materials based on Porous Media Mechanics. To this end, the ... [more ▼]

The purpose of this paper is to present a new nite element formulation for the hydro-thermo-mechanical analysis of elasto-plastic multiphase materials based on Porous Media Mechanics. To this end, the ACMEG-T thermo-plastic constitutive model for saturated soils has been implemented in the nite element code COMES-GEO. Validation of the implemented model is made by selected comparison between model simulation and experimental results for di erent combinations of thermo-hydro-mechanical loading paths. A case of non-isothermal elasto-plastic consolidation is also shown. [less ▲]

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See detailFinite element modelling of thermo-mechanical behaviour of a steel strand in continuous casting
Pascon, Frédéric ULg; Habraken, Anne ULg; Bourdouxhe, Michel et al

in Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Advanced Materials and processes (Euromat 2001) (2001)

An elastic-viscous-plastic constitutive law (Norton-Hoff type) is coupled to a contact law in a finite element code in order to model the behaviour of a steel strand in the mould of a continuous casting ... [more ▼]

An elastic-viscous-plastic constitutive law (Norton-Hoff type) is coupled to a contact law in a finite element code in order to model the behaviour of a steel strand in the mould of a continuous casting machine. Both thermal and mechanical type fields are computed. The objective is to compare for different industrial process conditions the thickness of the solidified shell as well as the stress and strain levels in this layer. More particularly, the model should lead to optimise the taper of the mould for different cross sections of steel strand. [less ▲]

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See detailFinite element models in electrical machine design
Hameyer, Kay; Henrotte, François; Vande Sande, Hans et al

Conference (2002)

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See detailFinite element prediction of the swift effect based on Taylor-type polycrystal plasticity models
Duchene, Laurent ULg; Delannay, L.; Habraken, Anne ULg

in Stören, Sigurd (Ed.) Proceedings of the 7th ESAFORM conference on Materials Forming (2004)

This paper describes the main concepts of the stress-strain interpolation model that has been implemented in the non-linear finite element code Lagamine. This model consists in a local description of the ... [more ▼]

This paper describes the main concepts of the stress-strain interpolation model that has been implemented in the non-linear finite element code Lagamine. This model consists in a local description of the yield locus based on the texture of the material through the full constraints Taylor’s model. The prediction of the Swift effect is investigated: the influence of the texture evolution is shown up. The LAMEL model is also investigated for the Swift effect prediction. [less ▲]

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See detailFinite element simulation of canine humeral condylar fractures
D'Otreppe, Vinciane ULg; Böhme, Béatrice; Balligand, Marc ULg et al

Conference (2011, July 04)

Humeral condylar fractures are common in dogs. Different types of fractures (lateral, medial, bicondylar) may occur, depending on the age of the dog and the position of its elbow during the impact. The ... [more ▼]

Humeral condylar fractures are common in dogs. Different types of fractures (lateral, medial, bicondylar) may occur, depending on the age of the dog and the position of its elbow during the impact. The goal of this work is to understand the effects of bone posture and skeletal development on canine humeral fractures by means of the finite element method. Four distinct finite element simulations were performed, corresponding to an immature and a mature dog elbow, respectively in extension and flexion. To create the finite element models, subject-specific finite element meshes were extracted from the CT-data. Appropriate material properties were used for cortical bone, trabecular bone and cartilage. The modified Mohr-Coulomb failure criterion was implemented to take account for strength asymmetry. Lateral humeral fractures are obtained for both the young and adult dog elbow, in extension and flexion. This is in agreement with clinical observations, in which lateral condylar fractures are most common. [less ▲]

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