Global/local modelling of structures with local heterogeneity

Naoki Takano, Masaru Zako, Manabu Ishizono

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For the numerical simulation of mechanical behaviors of structures with local heterogeneity, a global/local modelling technique using the finite element mesh superposition technique and shellsolid connection is proposed. Not only the global deformation but also three-dimensional stresses nearby the local heterogeneity can be analyzed precisely with less efforts than conventional methods. The finite element mesh superposition technique makes it possible to overlay local fine solid mesh which considers the local heterogeneity on global rough solid mesh which neglects the local heterogeneity. A plate structure that contains dissimilar material in a local portion is analyzed by the proposed modelling technique. The results agreed well with those calculated using the conventional three-dimensional fine mesh model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-226
Number of pages7
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, A Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part A
Issue number642
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Computational mechanics
  • Finite element method
  • Global/local modelling
  • Heterogeneity
  • Numerical analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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