Microstructural modeling of cross-linked fiber network embedded in continuous matrix

Authors
Zhang, Lijuan
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Shephard, M. S. (Mark S.)
Picu, Catalin R.
Issue Date
2013-12
Keywords
Mechanical engineering
Degree
PhD
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Abstract
Voronoi tessellations (representing the collagen networks) are embedded in a continuous three-dimensional NFM. To achieve computational efficiency, fibers are represented as one-dimensional wire edges embedded in three-dimensional matrix where conventional two-manifold geometric modeling is not applicable. Therefore non-manifold geometric modeling providing unified representation of general combinations of 1D, 2D and 3D geometric entities is employed in creating the geometry of fiber embedded matrix. After the (parasolid) geometric model is created, conforming mesh is generated by using automatic meshing tools.
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December 2013
School of Engineering
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Dept. of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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