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Numerical techniques for solving truss problems involving viscoelastic materials
, Ananthapadmanabhan S.
Published in Elsevier Ltd
2020
Volume: 122
   
Pages: 103 - 479
Abstract
We develop a methodology for solving truss problems involving viscoelastic materials where, of all the member forces that satisfy the nodal force equilibrium equation and nodal displacements that satisfy the displacement boundary conditions, those member forces and nodal displacements that satisfy the constitutive relation are sought. Since a rate type viscoelastic constitutive relation involves the rate of the stress or strain, this study explores the use of member forces, nodal displacements, and support reactions or their rates as independent variables. Assuming small deformations, the nodal force equilibrium and the displacement boundary condition results in a linear equality constraint between the independent variables. Then we find the unknown independent variables such that the root mean squared error in the constitutive relation of the members of the truss is minimized subject to the satisfaction of the linear constraint at selected times. The objective function is evaluated at selected times or integrated over subintervals of time. We explore six possible solution methods and benchmark them for their accuracy and efficiency. We study statically determinate and indeterminate truss whose members are modeled using rate and integral type viscoelastic constitutive relations for creep and oscillatory loading. For the standard linear solid model, we find that the proposed methods are more accurate than ABAQUS and, at times, require lesser computational wall time. We also demonstrate the applicability of the proposed methodology to fractional order and nonlinear viscoelastic constitutive relations. © 2020 Elsevier Ltd
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JournalData powered by TypesetInternational Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics
PublisherData powered by TypesetElsevier Ltd
ISSN00207462
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