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dc.contributor.advisorLubineau, Gilles
dc.contributor.authorMoussawi, Ali
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-23T06:45:52Z
dc.date.available2015-02-23T06:45:52Z
dc.date.issued2014-12
dc.identifier.doi10.25781/KAUST-RX12O
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/344789
dc.description.abstractThe experimental identication of mechanical properties is crucial in mechanics for understanding material behavior and for the development of numerical models. Classical identi cation procedures employ standard shaped specimens, assume that the mechanical elds in the object are homogeneous, and recover global properties. Thus, multiple tests are required for full characterization of a heterogeneous object, leading to a time consuming and costly process. The development of non-contact, full- eld measurement techniques from which complex kinematic elds can be recorded has opened the door to a new way of thinking. From the identi cation point of view, suitable methods can be used to process these complex kinematic elds in order to recover multiple spatially varying parameters through one test or a few tests. The requirement is the development of identi cation techniques that can process these complex experimental data. This thesis introduces a novel identi cation technique called the constitutive compatibility method. The key idea is to de ne stresses as compatible with the observed kinematic eld through the chosen class of constitutive equation, making possible the uncoupling of the identi cation of stress from the identi cation of the material parameters. This uncoupling leads to parametrized solutions in cases where 5 the solution is non-unique (due to unknown traction boundary conditions) as demonstrated on 2D numerical examples. First the theory is outlined and the method is demonstrated in 2D applications. Second, the method is implemented within a domain decomposition framework in order to reduce the cost for processing very large problems. Finally, it is extended to 3D numerical examples. Promising results are shown for 2D and 3D problems.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectInverse Problem
dc.subjectIdentification
dc.subjectFull-Field Measurment
dc.subjectSpectral Decomposition
dc.subjectConstitutive Relation Error
dc.subjectConstitutive Compatibility Method
dc.subjectDomain Decomposition
dc.titleConstitutive compatibility based identification of spatially varying elastic parameters distributions
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
thesis.degree.grantorKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology
dc.contributor.committeememberClaudel, Christian G.
dc.contributor.committeememberThoroddsen, Sigurdur T
dc.contributor.committeememberFlorentin, Eric
dc.contributor.committeememberLevesque, Martin
dc.contributor.committeememberRuiz, Pablo
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineering
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
refterms.dateFOA2015-02-18T00:00:00Z


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