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Review Article

Variable Material Properties (VMP) Approach: A Review on Twenty Years of Progress

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Sasan Faghih

Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Department, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L-3G1
sfaghih@uwaterloo.ca

Hamid Jahed

Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Department, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L-3G1
hajahedmo@uwaterloo.ca

Seyed Behzad Behravesh

Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Department, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L-3G1
sbbehravesh@uwaterloo.ca

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4039068 History: Received March 24, 2017; Revised January 07, 2018

Abstract

This paper provides a critical review of the advancements made in the application of the Variable Material Properties (VMP) method over the past two decades. The VMP method was originally proposed in 1997 (Jahed and Dubey, J. Press. Vessel Technol., vol. 119, no. 3, pp. 264-273, 1997; Jahed, Sethuraman, and Dubey, Int. J. Press. Vessel. Pip., vol. 71, no. 3, pp. 285-291, 1997) and further developed in 2001 (Parker, J. Press. Vessel Technol., vol. 123, no. 3, p. 271, 2001) as an elastoplastic method for the analysis of axisymmetric problems. The model was originally developed as a boundary value problem to predict the spatial distribution of stress. However, since 1997 it has been extended to include thermal effects to solve thermomechanical residual stresses; time domain to solve creep of discs and cylinders; finite deformation to solve cylinders under large strains; numerical solutions to make them more efficient; and asymmetric hardening behavior to accommodate non-slip deformation modes. These advancements, made over the past 20 years, are reviewed in this paper, and future trends and frontiers are discussed.

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