WIT Press


Thermo-elastoplastic Analysis Without Cells By Triple-reciprocity BEM

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE000041

Volume

26

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

663 kb

Author(s)

Y Ochiai

Abstract

In general, internal cells are required to solve thermo-elastoplastic problems using a conventional boundary element method (BEM). However, in this case, the merit of BEM, which is the easy preparation of data, is lost. The conventional multiple-reciprocity boundary element method (MRBEM) cannot be used to solve the elastoplasticity problems, because the distribution of initial strain or initial stress cannot be determined analytically. In this paper, we show that two-dimensional thermo-elastoplasticity problems can be solved without the use of internal cells, by using the triple-reciprocity boundary element method and a thin plate spline. An initial strain formulation is adopted and the initial strain distribution is interpolated using boundary integral equations and a thin plate spli

Keywords