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Editors-in-Chief
    Prof. Chang-Koon Choi
    Dept. of Civil and Environmental Eng.
    Korea Advanced Inst. of Sci. & Tech.
    Daejeon 305-701, Korea

    Prof. C.S. David Chen
    Dept. of Civil Eng.
    National Taiwan University
    Taiwan

    Prof. Adnan Ibrahimbegovic
    Univ. Technologie Compiegne/Sorbonne Universites
    Laboratoire Roberval de Mecanique
    Centre de Recherche Royallieu
    60200 Compiegne, France

Associate Editor-in-Chief
    Prof. Swantje Bargmann
    Chair of Solid Mechanics
    University of Wuppertal
    Gaussstr. 20 42119 Wuppertal, Germany

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ISSN: 2234-2184(Print), 2234-2192(Online)
Vol 6(4 issues) for 2017, Quarterly
Aims and Scope

Coupled Systems Mechanics (CSM), an International Journal, aims at opening a new access to the valuable source of information and providing an excellent publication channel for the global community of Coupled Systems Mechanics. The areas covered by CSM journal include the current advances in Interactions (or Coupled Mechanics) of

* Fluid-Structures,
* Soil-Structure,
* Wind-Structure,
* Soil-Foundation-Pile-Structures,
* Vehicle-Bridge, and
* Train-Rail.
Editorial Board
Prof. A. Kucerova
CVUT, Prague
Zikova 1903/4, 166 36 Praha 6, Czech Republic


Prof. Arnulfo Luevanos Rojas
University of Coahuila
Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico


Prof. A. Valencia
University of Chile
Santiago 2777, Chile


Prof. B Asgarian
K. N. Toosi University of Technology
Tehran 19697, Iran


Prof. B. Brank
University Ljubljana
Kongresni trg 12, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia


Prof. B. Markert
RWTH University
Aachen 52062, Germany


Prof. Carsten Konke
Institute of Structural Mechanics
Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany


Prof. Chien-Ching Ma
National Taiwan University
Taiwan


Prof. Ching-Yao (Ken) Chen
National Chiao Tung University
Taiwan


Prof. Chun Il Kim
University of Alberta
Canada


Prof. Chun-Wei Pao
Research Center for Applied Sciences Academia Sinica
Taiwan


Prof. C. Zhao
Central South University
Changsha 410083, China


Prof. D. Dinkler
TU Braunschweig
Pockelsstrase 14, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany


Prof. Denvid Lau
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong


Prof. D. Soares Jr.
Federal Univ. of Juiz de Fora
Juiz de Fora 36036-330, Brazil


Dr. Fabrice Bernard
Inst. National des Sciences Appliquees de Rennes
France


Prof. FD Pin
Livermore Software Tech. Corp.
Livermore, CA 94551, USA


Dr. Frederic Alain Grondin
University of Nantes
France


Prof. Gennady M. Kulikov
Tambov State Technical University
Tambov, 392000, Russia


Prof. Gilberto Espinosa-Paredes
Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana
Iztapalapa unit, Mexico


Prof. Giuseppe Failla
University of Reggio
89124 Reggio Calabria RC, Italy


Prof. HJ Jung
Korean Advanced Inst. of Sci. & Tech.
Daejeon 34141, South Korea
Dr. Hu Ding
Shanghai University
Shanghai 200444, China


Prof. I. Kozar
University of Rijeka
Trg brace Mazuranica 10, 51000, Rijeka, Croatia


Dr. I-Ling Chang
National Cheng Kung University
Taiwan


Prof. Ioannis G. Raftoyiannis
National Tech. Univ. of Athens
Zografou 15780, Greece


Dr. J Degroote
Ghent University
Ghent 9000, Belgium


Prof. Jinyu Lu
Southeast University
Jiangsu Sheng, 210018, China


Prof. J.L. Perez Aparicio
University Polytechnic Valencia
Cami de Vera, s/n, 46022 Valencia, Spain


Dr. Khaled Habib
Mater. Sci. and Photo-Electronics Lab. KISR
24885 SAFAT,13109, Kuwait


Prof. Kim Meow Liew
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong


Prof. L. Jun
Wuhan University of Technology
Wuhan 430063, China


Prof. Luis Manuel Cortesao Godinho
University of Coimbra
Polo II, Portugal


Prof. Marco Lepidi
University of Genoa
16126 Genova, Italy


Prof. Marko Canadija
University of Rijeka
Croatia


Prof. Maximov Jordan
University of Gabrovo
Gabrovo 5306, Bulgaria


Dr. Maysam Abbod
Brunel University
London, UK


Prof. MO Kaya
Istanbul Technical University
Istanbul 80626, Turkey


Dr. M. Sreekumar
IIITDM Kancheepuram
Tamil Nadu 600127, India
Prof. Murat Dicleli
Middle East Technical University
Ankara,Turkey


Prof. N. Ademovic
University Sarajevo
Obala Kulina bana 7/II, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia


Prof. N. Chouw
The University of Auckland
Auckland 1142, New Zealand


Prof. N. Dominguez
IPN-Institut Polytechnic National Lindavista
Nueva Industrial Vallejo, 07738 Ciudad de Mexico


Prof. N. Friedman
University Budapest
Muegyetem rkp. 3, 1111, Budapest, Hungary


Prof. N Silvestre
Technical University of Lisbon
Lisbon 1049-001, Portugal


Prof. Paolo Maria Mariano
University di Firenze
Firenze 50121, Italy


Prof. Ping Lou
Central South University
Hunan Sheng 410012, China


Dr. S. Chakraverty
National Institute of Technology
Rourkela 769 008, India


Prof. Shaoqiang Tang
Peking University
China


Prof. Sheng-Der Chao
National Taiwan University
Taiwan


Prof. Shehata Eldabie
Taibah University
42353 Madina, Saudi Arabia


Prof. Sundararajan Natarajan
Indian Inst.of Technology-Madras
India


Prof. Takayuki Kitamura
Kyoto University
Japan


Prof. Vernescu, Bogdan M
WPI
Worcester, MA, USA


Prof. Victor Iliev Rizov
University of Architecture
Bulgaria


Wolfgang A. Wall
Technische Universitat Munchen
Boltzmannstrasse 15, D-85747 Garching, Germany


Prof. WQ Wang
Kunming Univ. of Sci. and Tech.
Kunming 650051, China


Prof. Yuan Tong Gu
Queensland Univ. of Tech.
Australia


Prof. Yun-Che Wang
National Cheng Kung University
Taiwan


Prof. Yuri Lapusta
Clermont-Ferrand
France


Prof. Zeljana Nikolic
University of Split
21000, Split, Croatia


Prof. Zishun Liu
Xi'an Jiatong University
Xi'an, China
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Sample issue
Volume 2, Number 1, March 2013
  • Pyroelectric and pyromagnetic effects on behavior of magneto-electro-elastic plate
    P. Kondaiah, K. Shankar and N. Ganesan
    Abstract; Full Text (1304K)

Abstract
Under thermal environment, Magneto-Electro-Elastic (MEE) material exhibits pyroelectric and pyromagnetic effects which can be used for enhancing the performance of MEE sensors. Recently studies have been published on material constants such as pyroelectric constant and pyromagnetic constant for magneto-electro-thermo-elastic smart composite. Hence, the main aim of this paper is to study the pyroelectric and pyromagnetic effects on behavior of MEE plate under different boundary conditions subjected to uniform temperature. A numerical study is carried out using eight noded brick finite element under uniform temperature rise of 100 K. The study focused on the pyroelectric and pyromagnetic effects on system parameters like displacements, thermal stresses, electric potential, magnetic potential, electric displacements and magnetic flux densities. It is found that, there is a significant increase in electric potential due to the pyroelectric and pyromagnetic effects. These effects are visible on electric and magnetic potentials when CFFC and FCFC boundary conditions are applied. Additionally, the pyroelectric and pyromagnetic effects at free edge is dominant (nearly thrice the value in CFFC in comparison with FCFC) than at middle of the plate. This study is a significant contribution to sensor applications.

Key Words
magneto-electro-elastic sensor; pyroelectric; pyromagnetic; finite element

Address
P. Kondaiah, K. Shankar and N. Ganesan : Machine Design Section, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600 036, India

  • Analytical model for estimation of digging forces and specific energy of cable shovel
    M. Stavropoulou , G. Xiroudakis and G. Exadaktylos
    Abstract; Full Text (1717K)

Abstract
An analytical algorithm for the estimation of the resistance forces exerted on the dipper of a cable shovel and the specific energy consumed in the cutting-loading process is presented. Forces due to payload and to cutting of geomaterials under given initial conditions, cutting trajectory of the bucket, bucket\' s design, and geomaterial properties are analytically computed. The excavation process has been modeled by means of a kinematical shovel model, as well as of dynamic payload and cutting resistance models. For the calculation of the cutting forces, a logsandwich passive failure mechanism of the geomaterial is considered, as has been found by considering that a slip surface propagates like a mixed mode crack. Subsequently, the Upper-Bound theorem of Limit Analysis Theory is applied for the approximate calculation of the maximum reacting forces exerted on the dipper of the cable shovel. This algorithm has been implemented into an Excel TM spreadsheet to facilitate user-friendly, \"transparent\" calculations and built-in data analysis techniques. Its use is demonstrated with a realistic application of a medium-sized shovel. It was found, among others, that the specific energy of cutting exhibits a size effect, such that it decreases as the (-1)-power of the cutting depth for the considered example application.

Key Words
ground-tool interaction;cable shovel; passive earth theory; limit analysis; fracture mechanics; cutting force; specific energy

Address
M. Stavropoulou : Department of Dynamic, Tectonic and Applied Geology, Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment, University of Athens, GR-15784, Greece G. Xiroudakis and G. Exadaktylos : Mining Engineering Design Laboratory, Department of Mineral Resources Engineering, Technical University of Crete, GR-73100 Chania, Greece

  • Modeling and analysis of a cliff-mounted piezoelectric sea-wave energy absorption system
    G.A. Athanassoulis and K.I. Mamis
    Abstract; Full Text (1487K)

Abstract
Sea waves induce significant pressures on coastal surfaces, especially on rocky vertical cliffs or breakwater structures (Peregrine 2003). In the present work, this hydrodynamic pressure is considered as the excitation acting on a piezoelectric material sheet, installed on a vertical cliff, and connected to an external electric circuit (on land). The whole hydro/piezo/electric system is modeled in the context of linear wave theory. The piezoelectric elements are assumed to be small plates, possibly of stack configuration, under a specific wiring. They are connected with an external circuit, modeled by a complex impedance, as usually happens in preliminary studies (Liang and Liao 2011). The piezoelectric elements are subjected to thickness-mode vibrations under the influence of incident harmonic water waves. Full, kinematic and dynamic, coupling is implemented along the water-solid interface, using propagation and evanescent modes (Athanassoulis and Belibassakis 1999). For most energetically interesting conditions the long-wave theory is valid, making the effect of evanescent modes negligible, and permitting us to calculate a closed-form solution for the efficiency of the energy harvesting system. It is found that the efficiency is dependent on two dimensionless hydro/piezo/electric parameters, and may become significant (as high as 30 – 50%) for appropriate combinations of parameter values, which, however, corresponds to exotically flexible piezoelectric materials. The existence or the possibility of constructing such kind of materials formulates a question to material scientists.

Key Words
renewable energy; piezoelectricity; sea wave energy

Address
G.A. Athanassoulis and K.I. Mamis : School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, NTUA, Zografos 15773, Greece

  • Strain-based seismic failure evaluation of coupled dam-reservoir-foundation system
    M.A. Hariri-Ardebili, H. Mirzabozorg and A. Ghasemi
    Abstract; Full Text (3041K)

Abstract
Generally, mass concrete structural behavior is governed by the strain components. However, relevant guidelines in dam engineering evaluate the structural behavior of concrete dams using stress-based criteria. In the present study, strain-based criteria are proposed for the first time in a professional manner and their applicability in seismic failure evaluation of an arch dam are investigated. Numerical model of the dam is provided using NSAD-DRI finite element code and the foundation is modeled to be massed using infinite elements at its far-end boundaries. The coupled dam-reservoir-foundation system is solved in Lagrangian-Eulerian domain using Newmark-B time integration method. Seismic performance of the dam is investigated using parameters such as the demand-capacity ratio, the cumulative inelastic duration and the extension of the overstressed/overstrained areas. Real crack profile of the dam based on the damage mechanics approach is compared with those obtained from stress-based and strain-based approaches. It is found that using stress-based criteria leads to conservative results for arch action while seismic safety evaluation using the proposed strain-based criteria leads to conservative cantilever action.

Key Words
dam-foundation interaction; massed foundation; strain-based criteria; damage mechanics; infinite elements

Address
M.A. Hariri-Ardebili : Department of Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, P.O. Box 80309-0428, Boulder, CO, USA H. Mirzabozorg and A. Ghasemi: 2Department of Civil Engineering, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, P.O. Box 15875-4416, Tehran, Iran

  • Nonlinear response of fixed jacket offshore platform under structural and wave loads
    Shehata E. Abdel Raheem
    Abstract; Full Text (6040K)

Abstract
The structural design requirements of an offshore platform subjected to wave induced forces and moments in the jacket can play a major role in the design of the offshore structures. For an economic and reliable design; good estimation of wave loadings are essential. A nonlinear response analysis of a fixed offshore platform under structural and wave loading is presented, the structure is discretized using the finite element method, wave plus current kinematics (velocity and acceleration fields) are generated using 5th order Stokes wave theory, the wave force acting on the member is calculated using Morison\'s equation. Hydrodynamic loading on horizontal and vertical tubular members and the dynamic response of fixed offshore structure together with the distribution of displacement, axial force and bending moment along the leg are investigated for regular and extreme conditions, where the structure should keep production capability in conditions of the 1-yr return period wave and must be able to survive the 100-yr return period storm conditions. The result of the study shows that the nonlinear response investigation is quite crucial for safe design and operation of offshore platform.

Key Words
finite elements; fixed offshore platform; nonlinear response; wave-structure interaction

Address
Shehata E. Abdel Raheem : Taibah University, Medina, Saudi Arabia, Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University, Egypt

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  • 2017  Volume 6      No. 1      No.2
     
  • 2016  Volume 5      No. 1      No.2    No.3    No.4
     
  • 2015  Volume 4      No. 1      No.2    No.3    No.4
     
  • 2014  Volume 3      No. 1      No.2    No.3    No.4
     
  • 2013  Volume 2      No. 1      No.2    No.3    No.4
     
  • 2012  Volume 1      No. 1      No.2    No.3    No.4
           
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