Finite Element Method Study on the Squats Growth Simulation


A simplified finite element analysis on the squats growth simulation and the effect different contact stresses has been presented. This analysis is based on the element removal study to simulate squat growth in a rail track under cyclic loading. The major principal stress (maximum principal stress failure theory) has been used as failure criteria. Evolution strategies are derived from the biological process of evolution, to find squats growth path solution to a complex rail/ wheel contact problem.

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D. Peng and R. Jones, "Finite Element Method Study on the Squats Growth Simulation," Applied Mathematics, Vol. 4 No. 5A, 2013, pp. 29-38. doi: 10.4236/am.2013.45A004.

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