Stress flow analysis of bio-structures using the finite element method and the flow network approach
RR Patel, D Valles, GA Riveros, DS Thompson, EJ Perkins, JJ Hoover, JF Peters, A Tordesillas
FINITE ELEMENTS IN ANALYSIS AND DESIGN | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2018
Bio-structures have been optimized by nature to possess remarkable resiliency and strength yet retain a light-weight composition. The hierarchical geometrical arrangements that are prevalent in bio-structures, coupled with heterogeneous constituents, present uncertainty as to what dictates the structural response. Although computational mechanics experiments give an overall distribution of stresses in the structural system, the underlying details of the stress flow patterns in the structure are hard to identify. This paper discusses the development of software that integrates the results from computational mechanics experiments with advanced mathematical algorithms to capture the stress dist..View full abstract
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The authors acknowledge the financial support provided by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) under PE 0601102, Project T22 "Research in Soil and Rock Mechanics", Task 01. The support and resources from the ERDC DSRC (Engineer Research and Development Center Department of Defense Supercomputing Resource Center) under the subproject Environmental quality modeling and simulation are gratefully acknowledged. Permission was granted by the Director, Information Technology Laboratory to publish this information.