nonlinear material

nonlinear material

[′nän‚lin·ē·ər mə′tir·ē·əl]
(physics)
A material in which some specified influence (such as stress, electric field, or magnetic field) produces a response (such as strain, electric polarization, or magnetization) which is not proportional to the influence.
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It is known that nonlinear material properties considering residual stress from aggregate-geogrid interaction are important factors especially in thinly surfaced low volume flexible pavement.
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ALGOR software's wide range of simulation capabilities includes: static stress with linear and nonlinear material models; Mechanical Event Simulation (MES) for nonlinear, multi-body dynamics with large-scale motion, large deformation and large strain with body-to-body contact; linear dynamics; fatigue; CFD including steady-state and transient heat transfer, steady and unsteady fluid flow and mass transfer; electrostatics; full multiphysics; and piping.
Tokyo, Japan, Apr 3, 2006 - (JCN) - The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has developed a nano-fabrication technique utilizing a thermal lithography method resulting from the combination of visible-light lithography using a semi-conductor laser with a thermally nonlinear material.
The high-end capabilities of ANSYS in multi-physics, crash, fatigue, long-term behavior (creep), viscoelastic behavior and computational fluid dynamics can be more fully utilized with the easy availability of nonlinear material properties.
The results account for linear and nonlinear material behavior and flexible joints and links.
Sandier developed a general nonlinear material model for soils and rock.
To analyze the effect of nonlinear material behavior on the deformation characteristic of a cantilever beam, various equations given in the last section were solved for a 4-mm-thick beam with three different aspect ratios, L/t = 10, 20, and 30.
They have found a new kind of dye--a specialized, nonlinear material used in lasers and optical communication--that appears to violate the traditional rules of optical physics.
Leonberger's optical design expertise with a powerful organic nonlinear material platform including our new Perkinamine Indigo[TM]should lead to commercially competitive devices that will offer enormous performance improvements at reduced costs--a winning strategy for both Lightwave shareholders and Lightwave's potential customers.

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