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New Findings from G. Guguin and Co-Authors Describe Advances in Computational Engineering

May 7, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Researchers detail new data in Computational Engineering. According to news reporting from Toulouse, France, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "In order to simulate the mechanical behavior of large structures assembled from thin composite panels, we propose a coupling technique, which substitutes local 3D models for the global plate model in the critical zones where plate modeling is inadequate. The transition from 3D to 2D is based on stress and displacement distributions associated with Saint-Venant problems, which are precalculated automatically for a simple 3D cell."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research, "The hybrid plate/3D model is obtained after convergence of a series of iterations between a global plate model of the structure and localized 3D models of the critical zones. This technique is nonintrusive because the global calculations can be carried out using commercial software."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Evaluation tests show that convergence is fast and that the resulting hybrid model is very close to a full 3D model."

For more information on this research see: Nonintrusive coupling of 3D and 2D laminated composite models based on finite element 3D recovery. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 2014;98(5):324-343. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell -; International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting G. Guguin, EADS IW, Toulouse, France. Additional authors for this research include O. Allix, P. Gosselet and S. Guinard.

Keywords for this news article include: France, Europe, Toulouse, Computational Engineering

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Source: Journal of Engineering