Picture of athlete cycling

Open Access research with a real impact on health...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by Strathclyde researchers, including by researchers from the Physical Activity for Health Group based within the School of Psychological Sciences & Health. Research here seeks to better understand how and why physical activity improves health, gain a better understanding of the amount, intensity, and type of physical activity needed for health benefits, and evaluate the effect of interventions to promote physical activity.

Explore open research content by Physical Activity for Health...

Simulation of the small punch creep test with consideration of variation of material properties

Pan, W. and Boyle, J. and Mackenzie, D. (2009) Simulation of the small punch creep test with consideration of variation of material properties. In: 17th UK Conference on Computational Mechanics, ACME UK, 2009-04-06 - 2009-04-08.

[img]
Preview
Text (strathprints016028)
strathprints016028.pdf - Accepted Author Manuscript

Download (208kB) | Preview

Abstract

A new finite element model of the small punch creep test is described. The material constitutive relationship for creep considered is a simple Norton power law: in this study the exponent in the power law is varied for each element to simulate the random behaviour of creep. The influence of this random variation, and the effect of the friction factor between the punch and specimen, on the deformation and stress field has been investigated.