ZAMM - Journal of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics / Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik

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Editor: Holm Altenbach

Impact Factor: 1.008

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 76/251 (Mathematics Applied); 79/139 (Mechanics)

Online ISSN: 1521-4001

Associated Title(s): GAMM-Mitteilungen, Mathematische Nachrichten, Mathematical Logic Quarterly, PAMM

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  1. On the use of the first order shear deformation plate theory for the analysis of three-layer plates with thin soft core layer

    Holm Altenbach, Victor A. Eremeyev and Konstantin Naumenko

    Article first published online: 6 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/zamm.201500069

    Three-layer laminates with thin soft core layer can be found in many engineering applications. Examples include laminated glasses and photovoltaic panels. For such structures high contrast in the mechanical properties of faces and core requires the use of advanced methods to determine effective material properties of the laminate. In this paper we address the application of the first order shear deformation plate theory to the analysis of laminates with thin and soft core layer. In particular, transverse shear stiffness parameters for three-layered plates with different symmetric configurations are analyzed. For classical sandwiches with thick core layer the result coincides with the Reissner's formula. For the case of thin and compliant core layer the new expression for the effective shear stiffness is derived.

  2. Semi-active damping optimization of vibrational systems using the parametric dominant pole algorithm

    Peter Benner, Patrick Kürschner, Zoran Tomljanović and Ninoslav Truhar

    Article first published online: 3 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/zamm.201400158

    We consider the problem of determining an optimal semi-active damping of vibrating systems. For this damping optimization we use a minimization criterion based on the impulse response energy of the system. The optimization approach yields a large number of Lyapunov equations which have to be solved. In this work, we propose an optimization approach that works with reduced systems which are generated using the parametric dominant pole algorithm. This optimization process is accelerated with a modal approach while the initial parameters for the parametric dominant pole algorithm are chosen in advance using residual bounds. Our approach calculates a satisfactory approximation of the impulse response energy while providing a significant acceleration of the optimization process. Numerical results illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm.

  3. A positive scheme for diffusion problems on deformed meshes

    Xavier Blanc and Emmanuel Labourasse

    Article first published online: 3 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/zamm.201400234

    We present in this article a positive finite volume method for diffusion equation on deformed meshes. This method is mainly inspired from , and uses auxiliary unknowns at the nodes of the mesh. The flux is computed so as to be a two-point nonlinear flux, giving rise to a matrix which is the transpose of an M-matrix, which ensures that the scheme is positive. A particular attention is given to the computation of the auxiliary unknowns. We propose a new strategy, which aims at providing a scheme easy to implement in a parallel domain decomposition setting. An analysis of the scheme is provided: existence of a solution for the nonlinear system is proved, and the convergence of a fixed-point strategy is studied.

  4. Blowup criterion of smooth solutions for the incompressible chemotaxis-Euler equations

    Qian Zhang

    Article first published online: 29 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/zamm.201500040

    In this paper, we establish the blowup criterion of smooth solutions for the incompressible chemotaxis-Euler equations in inline image with inline image by inline image and inline image.

  5. Remark on the pointwise stabilization of an elastic string equation

    Fathi Hassine

    Article first published online: 29 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/zamm.201400260

    We consider an initial and boundary value problem the one dimensional wave equation with damping concentrated at an interior point. We prove a result of a logarithmic decay of the energy of a system with homogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions. The method used is based on the resolvent estimate approach which derives from the Carleman estimate technique. Under an algebraic assumption describing the right location of the actuator, we prove a logarithmic decay of the energy of solution. We show that this assumption is lower than the one given by and which depends on the diophantine approximations properties of the actuator's location.

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