Compute Plane Finite Strain

Compute strain increment and rotation increment for finite strain under 2D planar assumptions.

Description

The material ComputePlaneFiniteStrain calculates the finite strain for 2D plane strain problems. It can be used for classical thick body plane strain problems, Weak Plane Stress models, or in Generalized Plane Strain simulations.

Out of Plane Strain

In the classical thick body plane strain problem, the strain and deformation gradient components in the out-of-plane direction (the infinitely thick direction) are held constant at zero: (1) is the deformation gradient tensor diagonal component for the direction of the out-of-plane strain and is the corresponding strain component.

Generalized Plane Strain

In the cases of the generalized plane strain and weak plane stress models, the component of strain and the deformation gradient in the out-of-plane direction is non-zero. To solve for this out-of-plane strain, we invoke the approximation of the stretch rate tensor (2) and define the deformation gradient component in the out-of-plane direction as (3) where is the deformation gradient tensor diagonal component for the direction of the out-of-plane strain and is a prescribed out-of-plane strain value: this strain value can be given either as a scalar variable or a nonlinear variable. The Generalized Plane Strain problems use scalar variables. Multiple scalar variables can be provided such that one strain calculator is needed for multiple generalized plane strain models on different subdomains.

Strain and Deformation Gradient Formulation

The incremental deformation gradient for the 2D planar system is defined as (4) where is the Rank-2 identity tensor, is the deformation gradient, and is the old deformation gradient.

-Direction of Out-of-Plane Strain (Default)

The default out-of-plane direction is along the -axis. For this direction the current and old deformation gradient tensors, used in Eq. (4), are given as (5) where is defined in Eq. (2). Note that uses the values of the strain expressions from the previous time step. As in the classical presentation of the strain tensor in plane strain problems, the components of the deformation tensor associated with the -direction are zero; these zero components indicate no coupling between the in-plane displacements and the out-of-plane strain variable.

-Direction of Out-of-Plane Strain

If the user selects the out-of-plane direction as along the -direction, the current and old deformation gradient tensors from Eq. (4) are formulated as (6) so that the off-diagonal components of the deformation tensors associated with the -direction are zeros.

-Direction of Out-of-Plane Strain

If the user selects the out-of-plane direction as along the -direction, the current and old deformation gradient tensors from Eq. (4) are formulated as (7) so that the off-diagonal components of the deformation tensors associated with the -direction are zeros.

Finalized Deformation Gradient

If selected by the user, the incremental deformation gradient is conditioned with a formulation to mitigate volumetric locking of the elements. The volumetric locking correction is applied to both the incremental deformation gradient (8) and the total deformation gradient. For more details about the theory behind Eq. (8) see the Volumetric Locking Correction documentation.

Once the incremental deformation gradient is calculated for the specific 2D geometry, the deformation gradient is passed to the strain and rotation methods used by the 3D Cartesian simulations, as described in the Finite Strain Class documentation.

Example Input File

Generalized Plane Strain

As an example, the use of this plane strain class with the Generalized Plane Strain simulations uses the scalar out-of-plane strains. The tensor mechanics MasterAction is used to create the ComputePlaneFiniteStrain class with the planar_formulation = GENERALIZED_PLANE_STRAIN and the strain = FINITE settings.

[./all]
  strain = FINITE
  add_variables = true
  generate_output = 'stress_xx stress_xy stress_yy stress_zz strain_xx strain_xy strain_yy strain_zz'
  planar_formulation = GENERALIZED_PLANE_STRAIN
  eigenstrain_names = eigenstrain
  scalar_out_of_plane_strain = scalar_strain_zz
  temperature = temp
  save_in = 'saved_x saved_y'
[../]
(modules/tensor_mechanics/test/tests/generalized_plane_strain/generalized_plane_strain_finite.i)

Note that the argument for the scalar_out_of_plane_strain parameter is the name of the scalar strain variable

[./scalar_strain_zz]
  order = FIRST
  family = SCALAR
[../]
(modules/tensor_mechanics/test/tests/generalized_plane_strain/generalized_plane_strain_finite.i)

Input Parameters

  • displacementsThe displacements appropriate for the simulation geometry and coordinate system

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:The displacements appropriate for the simulation geometry and coordinate system

Required Parameters

  • global_strainOptional material property holding a global strain tensor applied to the mesh as a whole

    C++ Type:MaterialPropertyName

    Options:

    Description:Optional material property holding a global strain tensor applied to the mesh as a whole

  • decomposition_methodTaylorExpansionMethods to calculate the strain and rotation increments

    Default:TaylorExpansion

    C++ Type:MooseEnum

    Options:TaylorExpansion EigenSolution

    Description:Methods to calculate the strain and rotation increments

  • computeTrueWhen false, MOOSE will not call compute methods on this material. The user must call computeProperties() after retrieving the Material via MaterialPropertyInterface::getMaterial(). Non-computed Materials are not sorted for dependencies.

    Default:True

    C++ Type:bool

    Options:

    Description:When false, MOOSE will not call compute methods on this material. The user must call computeProperties() after retrieving the Material via MaterialPropertyInterface::getMaterial(). Non-computed Materials are not sorted for dependencies.

  • base_nameOptional parameter that allows the user to define multiple mechanics material systems on the same block, i.e. for multiple phases

    C++ Type:std::string

    Options:

    Description:Optional parameter that allows the user to define multiple mechanics material systems on the same block, i.e. for multiple phases

  • scalar_out_of_plane_strainScalar variable for generalized plane strain

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:Scalar variable for generalized plane strain

  • eigenstrain_namesList of eigenstrains to be applied in this strain calculation

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:List of eigenstrains to be applied in this strain calculation

  • out_of_plane_directionzThe direction of the out-of-plane strain.

    Default:z

    C++ Type:MooseEnum

    Options:x y z

    Description:The direction of the out-of-plane strain.

  • volumetric_locking_correctionFalseFlag to correct volumetric locking

    Default:False

    C++ Type:bool

    Options:

    Description:Flag to correct volumetric locking

  • out_of_plane_strainNonlinear variable for plane stress condition

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:Nonlinear variable for plane stress condition

  • boundaryThe list of boundary IDs from the mesh where this boundary condition applies

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:The list of boundary IDs from the mesh where this boundary condition applies

  • 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

  • subblock_index_providerSubblockIndexProvider user object name

    C++ Type:UserObjectName

    Options:

    Description:SubblockIndexProvider user object name

Optional Parameters

  • output_propertiesList of material properties, from this material, to output (outputs must also be defined to an output type)

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:List of material properties, from this material, to output (outputs must also be defined to an output type)

  • outputsnone Vector of output names were you would like to restrict the output of variables(s) associated with this object

    Default:none

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:Vector of output names were you would like to restrict the output of variables(s) associated with this object

Outputs Parameters

  • 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.

  • enableTrueSet the enabled status of the MooseObject.

    Default:True

    C++ Type:bool

    Options:

    Description:Set the enabled status of the MooseObject.

  • seed0The seed for the master random number generator

    Default:0

    C++ Type:unsigned int

    Options:

    Description:The seed for the master random number generator

  • 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

  • constant_onNONEWhen ELEMENT, MOOSE will only call computeQpProperties() for the 0th quadrature point, and then copy that value to the other qps.When SUBDOMAIN, MOOSE will only call computeSubdomainProperties() for the 0th quadrature point, and then copy that value to the other qps. Evaluations on element qps will be skipped

    Default:NONE

    C++ Type:MooseEnum

    Options:NONE ELEMENT SUBDOMAIN

    Description:When ELEMENT, MOOSE will only call computeQpProperties() for the 0th quadrature point, and then copy that value to the other qps.When SUBDOMAIN, MOOSE will only call computeSubdomainProperties() for the 0th quadrature point, and then copy that value to the other qps. Evaluations on element qps will be skipped

Advanced Parameters

Input Files

References