The paper proposes a nonlocal limit analysis procedure to evaluate the load bearing capacity of metal matrix nanocomposites (MMNCs) structural elements. The promoted procedure rephrases and extends, in a nonlocal context, a static limit analysis numerical method, known in literature as elastic compensation method. Due to the ductility and the intrinsic nonlocal behaviour of MMNCs materials, a nonlocal elastic-perfectly plastic constitutive behaviour is hypothesized with the further hypothesis that nonlocality belongs only to the elastic phase. An associative von Mises type yield condition together with a nonlocal elasticity model of integral type are adopted. A nonlocal formulation of the finite element method is used throughout and a numerical application is presented and critically discussed with the aim to test the capability of the method in capturing the main features of the novel nonlocal limit analysis approach.
|Titolo:||Ultimate load prediction of MMNCs structures. Composites Part B: Engineering|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|