Accession Number:

ADA454439

Title:

Models for Nonlinear Elastomers

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV AT RALEIGH CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION

Report Date:

2001-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Models involving nonlinear partial differential equations become more and more widespread as theoretical and computational tools for their analysis advance. Well-known and still partially unsolved problems include, for example, the Euler and Navier-Stokes equations modeling the motion of a fluid or air which is a central problem in aircraft design. New computational tools make possible simulations, predictions, model development through reverse problems and inclusion of nonlinear effects in commercial finite element packages. In many areas new, more refined models are needed as modern applications outgrow the traditional linear assumptions. In some cases the need for the accurate prediction of transient phenomena makes the inclusion of nonlinearities imperative.

Subject Categories:

  • Elastomers and Rubber

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE