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Engineering, computing & technology : Mechanical engineering
Engineering, computing & technology : Materials science & engineering
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Generation and Analysis of open foam RVEs with sharp edges using Distance fields and Level sets
English
Kilingar, Nanda Gopala mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique > Computational & Multiscale Mechanics of Materials (CM3) >]
Noels, Ludovic mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique > Computational & Multiscale Mechanics of Materials (CM3) >]
Massart, Thierry Jacques mailto [Université Libre de Bruxelles - ULB > Building, Architecture & Town Planning Dept. > Structural and Material Computational mechanics > > >]
Ehab Moustafa Kamel, Karim mailto [Université Libre de Bruxelles - ULB > Building, Architecture & Town Planning Dept. > Structural and Material Computational mechanics > > >]
Sonon, Bernard mailto [Université Libre de Bruxelles - ULB > Building, Architecture and Town Planning > Structural and Material Computational mechanics > > >]
7-Aug-2018
[1] B. Sonon, B. Fran¸cois, and T. Massart, "A unified level set based methodology for fast generation of complex microstructural multi-phase RVEs," Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol. 223-224, pp. 103-122, June 2012. [2] P.-O. Persson and G. Strang, "A simple mesh generator in MATLAB," SIAM review, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 329-345, 2004. [3] K. Ehab Moustafa Kamel, B. Sonon, and T. Massart, "An integrated approach for the generation and conformal discretization of complex inclusion-based microstructures," Under preparation.
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9th International Conference on Computational Methods
August 6-10, 2018
Sapienza universita di Roma
Rome
Italy
[en] Cellular Materials ; Open cell foam ; Representative volume elements
[en] A methodology to generate Representative Volume Elements (RVEs) for open-foam cellular materials based on distance and level set functions is explained. The main focus of this work is to properly represent the geometry of the foam struts of the RVEs that are resultants of the solidification phase during manufacturing.
The distance functions are defined based on the work of Sonon[1], where an arbitrary shape packing generation algorithm is introduced based on distance functions. Combinations of these functions are used to generate tessellations and extract open-foam structures with variations in the strut morphology according to the foam the RVE is being compared with, for example, the shape of cross-sections of the struts and their variation along the axis of the struts. The generated morphologies have been compared with real foam samples from existing literature to verify statistically the morphological properties like face-to-cell ratio, edge-to-face ratio and strut length distribution among others. The correlation of these properties on the initial conditions like sphere packing fraction, sphere volume distribution and periodicity of the RVEs have also been studied and are found to be in good match.
Steep discontinuities in the distance functions derivatives result in the generation of jagged sharp edges, due to the use of discrete level set functions. Thus a modification in this extraction was deemed necessary and a procedure to extract geometries from multiple level set functions to reproduce such sharp edges of the struts has been incorporated in the current work.
The individual cells are extracted as inclusion surfaces based on said combination of the distance functions and their modifications. The sharp edges are computed from the intersection of these inclusion surfaces. The resulting geometry can then be meshed using size functions based on curvature and narrowness and a mesh optimization inspired from [2]. The methodology to produce high quality meshes based on [3] will be outlined.
The resulting FE models are easily exported for a multi-scale study to understand the effects of a elastic-plastic test by upscaling to assess the practical applications of these models by comparing with experimental data of physical samples.
Aérospatiale et Mécanique - A&M
Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (Communauté française de Belgique) - F.R.S.-FNRS
Researchers ; General public
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/227628

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