Computational electro- and magneto-elasticity for quasi-incompressible media immersed in free space

Pelteret, J.-P., Davydov, D., McBride, A. , Vu, D. K. and Steinmann, P. (2016) Computational electro- and magneto-elasticity for quasi-incompressible media immersed in free space. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 108(11), pp. 1307-1342. (doi:10.1002/nme.5254)

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Abstract

In this work a mixed variational formulation to simulate quasi-incompressible electro- or magneto-active polymers immersed in the surrounding free space is presented. A novel domain decomposition is used to disconnect the primary coupled problem and the arbitrary free space mesh update problem. Exploiting this decomposition we describe a block iterative approach to solving the linearised multiphysics problem, and a physically and geometrically based, three-parameter method to update the free space mesh. Several application-driven example problems are implemented to demonstrate the robustness of the mixed formulation for both electro-elastic and magneto-elastic problems involving both finite deformations and quasi-incompressible media.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McBride, Dr Andrew
Authors: Pelteret, J.-P., Davydov, D., McBride, A., Vu, D. K., and Steinmann, P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Infrastructure and Environment
Journal Name:International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:0029-5981
ISSN (Online):1097-0207
Published Online:09 June 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
First Published:First published in International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 108(11): 1307-1342
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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