Stress Divergence Tensors

Stress divergence kernel for the Cartesian coordinate system

Description

The StressDivergenceTensors kernel calculates the residual of the stress divergence for 1D, 2D, and 3D problems in the Cartesian coordinate system. This kernel can be automatically created with the TensorMechanics Master Action. Use of the tensor mechanics master action is recommended to ensure the consistent setting of the _use_displaced_mesh_ parameter for the strain formulation selected. For a detailed explanation of the settings for _use_displaced_mesh_ in mechanics problems and the TensorMechanics Master Action usage, see the Introduction/StressDivergence page.

Residual Calculation

The stress divergence kernel handles the calculation of the residual, , from the governing equation and the calculation of the Jacobian. From the strong form of the governing equation for mechanics, neglecting body forces, (1) the weak form, using Galerkin's method and the Gauss divergence theorem, becomes (2) in which is the test function. The second term of the weak form equation is the residual contribution calculated by the stress divergence kernel.

The calculation of the Jacobian can be approximated with the elasticity tensor if the simulation solve type is JFNK:

(3) which is nonzero for .

If the solve type for the simulation is set to NEWTON the finite deformation Jacobian will need to be calculated. Set the parameter use_finite_deform_jacobian = true in this case.

note:Use of the Tensor Mechanics Master Action Recommended

The use_displaced_mesh parameter must be set correcting to ensure consistency in the equilibrium equation: if the stress is calculated with respect to the deformed mesh, the test function gradients must also be calculated with respect to the deformed mesh. The Tensor Mechanics MasterAction is designed to automatically determine and set the parameter correctly for the selected strain formulation. We recommend that users employ the Tensor Mechanics MasterAction whenever possible to ensure consistency between the test function gradients and the strain formulation selected.

Example Input File syntax

The Cartesian StressDivergenceTensors is the default case for the tensor mechanics master action

[Modules]
  [./TensorMechanics]
    [./Master]
      [./all]
        strain = FINITE
        add_variables = true
      [../]
    [../]
  [../]
[]
(modules/tensor_mechanics/test/tests/finite_strain_elastic/finite_strain_elastic_new_test.i)

Either 1, 2, or 3 displacement variables can be used in the stress divergence calculator for the Cartesian system.

Input Parameters

  • variableThe name of the variable that this Kernel operates on

    C++ Type:NonlinearVariableName

    Options:

    Description:The name of the variable that this Kernel operates on

  • componentAn integer corresponding to the direction the variable this kernel acts in. (0 for x, 1 for y, 2 for z)

    C++ Type:unsigned int

    Options:

    Description:An integer corresponding to the direction the variable this kernel acts in. (0 for x, 1 for y, 2 for z)

  • displacementsThe string of displacements suitable for the problem statement

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:The string of displacements suitable for the problem statement

Required Parameters

  • temperatureThe name of the temperature variable used in the ComputeThermalExpansionEigenstrain. (Not required for simulations without temperature coupling.)

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:The name of the temperature variable used in the ComputeThermalExpansionEigenstrain. (Not required for simulations without temperature coupling.)

  • base_nameMaterial property base name

    C++ Type:std::string

    Options:

    Description:Material property base name

  • use_finite_deform_jacobianFalseJacobian for corotational finite strain

    Default:False

    C++ Type:bool

    Options:

    Description:Jacobian for corotational finite strain

  • out_of_plane_directionzThe direction of the out_of_plane_strain variable used in the WeakPlaneStress kernel.

    Default:z

    C++ Type:MooseEnum

    Options:x y z

    Description:The direction of the out_of_plane_strain variable used in the WeakPlaneStress kernel.

  • volumetric_locking_correctionFalseSet to false to turn off volumetric locking correction

    Default:False

    C++ Type:bool

    Options:

    Description:Set to false to turn off volumetric locking correction

  • thermal_eigenstrain_namethermal_eigenstrainThe eigenstrain_name used in the ComputeThermalExpansionEigenstrain.

    Default:thermal_eigenstrain

    C++ Type:std::string

    Options:

    Description:The eigenstrain_name used in the ComputeThermalExpansionEigenstrain.

  • out_of_plane_strainThe name of the out_of_plane_strain variable used in the WeakPlaneStress kernel. Required only if want to provide off-diagonal Jacobian in plane stress analysis using weak formulation.

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:The name of the out_of_plane_strain variable used in the WeakPlaneStress kernel. Required only if want to provide off-diagonal Jacobian in plane stress analysis using weak formulation.

  • blockThe list of block ids (SubdomainID) that this object will be applied

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:The list of block ids (SubdomainID) that this object will be applied

Optional Parameters

  • enableTrueSet the enabled status of the MooseObject.

    Default:True

    C++ Type:bool

    Options:

    Description:Set the enabled status of the MooseObject.

  • save_inThe name of auxiliary variables to save this Kernel's residual contributions to. Everything about that variable must match everything about this variable (the type, what blocks it's on, etc.)

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:The name of auxiliary variables to save this Kernel's residual contributions to. Everything about that variable must match everything about this variable (the type, what blocks it's on, etc.)

  • use_displaced_meshFalseWhether or not this object should use the displaced mesh for computation. Note that in the case this is true but no displacements are provided in the Mesh block the undisplaced mesh will still be used.

    Default:False

    C++ Type:bool

    Options:

    Description:Whether or not this object should use the displaced mesh for computation. Note that in the case this is true but no displacements are provided in the Mesh block the undisplaced mesh will still be used.

  • control_tagsAdds user-defined labels for accessing object parameters via control logic.

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:Adds user-defined labels for accessing object parameters via control logic.

  • seed0The seed for the master random number generator

    Default:0

    C++ Type:unsigned int

    Options:

    Description:The seed for the master random number generator

  • diag_save_inThe name of auxiliary variables to save this Kernel's diagonal Jacobian contributions to. Everything about that variable must match everything about this variable (the type, what blocks it's on, etc.)

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:The name of auxiliary variables to save this Kernel's diagonal Jacobian contributions to. Everything about that variable must match everything about this variable (the type, what blocks it's on, etc.)

  • implicitTrueDetermines whether this object is calculated using an implicit or explicit form

    Default:True

    C++ Type:bool

    Options:

    Description:Determines whether this object is calculated using an implicit or explicit form

Advanced Parameters

  • vector_tagsnontimeThe tag for the vectors this Kernel should fill

    Default:nontime

    C++ Type:MultiMooseEnum

    Options:nontime time

    Description:The tag for the vectors this Kernel should fill

  • extra_vector_tagsThe extra tags for the vectors this Kernel should fill

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:The extra tags for the vectors this Kernel should fill

  • matrix_tagssystemThe tag for the matrices this Kernel should fill

    Default:system

    C++ Type:MultiMooseEnum

    Options:nontime system

    Description:The tag for the matrices this Kernel should fill

  • extra_matrix_tagsThe extra tags for the matrices this Kernel should fill

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:The extra tags for the matrices this Kernel should fill

Tagging Parameters

Input Files

Child Objects