"There are many applications for finite element modeling that fit well into the metallurgical realm. Two aspects were looked at in this thesis. The first examined the error incurred in a tensile test based on geometry. Gauge length was looked at and found to play a significant role in error. As the gauge length increases, the error decreases. Also examined in this thesis was a theoretical composite material. The main focus was comparison of beam bending deflection with respect to an equivalent classical composite and a non-composite beam both of identical geometry. There was a region of synergistic improvement, but diminishing returns to increases were also found"--Abstract, page iii.
Mishra, Rajiv S.
Newkirk, Joseph William
Materials Science and Engineering
M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
vii, 59 pages
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Composite materials -- Mechanical properties
Finite element method
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Alexander, Cory Alan, "Aspects in application of finite element approach to predict mechanical response of materials" (2004). Masters Theses. 2484.
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