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International Journal of Numerical Methods for Calculation and Design in Engineering (RIMNI) contributes to the spread of theoretical advances and practical applications of numerical methods in engineering [...]

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A new damage feature index is presented for the structural health monitoring based on Hilbert-Huang transform (HHT). The energy marginal spectrum of the dynamic signal is used to construct damage characteristic parameter, which can reflect the signal energy variation and benefit [...]

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In this article, the nonlinear constitutive behavior is considered in the geometrically nonlinear formulation for beams proposed by
Simo and Vu-Quoc. The displacement based method is employed in solving the resulting nonlinear problem in the static case. Thermodynamically [...]

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Structures subjected to cyclic loads show alternative tension–compression stress states; in such a case,  even if certain damage (fracture) is reached during the tension cycle, the computational model of the structure should maintain its capacity to withstand subsequent [...]

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There is general agreement in the fact that fully three-dimensional (3D) numerical techniques provide the most precise tools for simulating the behavior of RC buildings even when their computational costs for real structures became them unpractical. Moreover, one-dimensional formulations [...]

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The development of natural fibre reinforced polymer composites has gained popularity in many applications due to their environment friendly characteristics over the synthetic fibre based polymer composites. This paper describes the fabrication and physical, mechanical, three-body [...]

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The poor performance of some reinforced concrete (RC) structures during strong earthquakes has alerted about the need of improving their seismic behavior, especially when they are designed according to obsolete codes and show low structural damping, important second-order effects [...]

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This article is focused on the study of a micro-macro LaTIn based Domain Decomposition Method (LaTIn-DDM) for the prediction of the nonlinear behavior of slender composite structures subjected to bending, buckling and delamination. Previous studies have shown that an adequate selection [...]

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A geometrically non‐linear formulation for composites and the resulting explicit dynamic finite element algorithm are presented. The proposed formulation assumes that small elastic and [...]

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A new bilinear four‐noded quadrilateral element (called quadrilateral linear refined zigzag) for the analysis of composite laminated and sandwich plates/shells based on the refined zigzag [...]