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Novel Insights into Orbital Angular Momentum Beams: From Fundamentals, Devices to Applications

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ISBN: 9783039212231 / 9783039212248 Year: Pages: 164 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-224-8 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Physics (General) --- Optics and Lights
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It is well-known by now that the angular momentum carried by elementary particles can be categorized as spin angular momentum (SAM) and orbital angular momentum (OAM). In the early 1900s, Poynting recognized that a particle, such as a photon, can carry SAM, which has only two possible states, i.e., clockwise and anticlockwise circular polarization states. However, only fairly recently, in 1992, Allen et al. discovered that photons with helical phase fronts can carry OAM, which has infinite orthogonal states. In the past two decades, the OAM-carrying beam, due to its unique features, has gained increasing interest from many different research communities, including physics, chemistry, and engineering. Its twisted phase front and intensity distribution have enabled a variety of applications, such as micromanipulation, laser beam machining, nonlinear matter interactions, imaging, sensing, quantum cryptography and classical communications. This book aims to explore novel insights of OAM beams. It focuses on state-of-the-art advances in fundamental theories, devices and applications, as well as future perspectives of OAM beams.

Computational Methods for Fracture

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ISBN: 9783039216864 / 9783039216871 Year: Pages: 404 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-687-1 Language: eng
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Subject: Computer Science
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This book offers a collection of 17 scientific papers about the computational modeling of fracture. Some of the manuscripts propose new computational methods and/or how to improve existing cutting edge methods for fracture. These contributions can be classified into two categories: 1. Methods which treat the crack as strong discontinuity such as peridynamics, scaled boundary elements or specific versions of the smoothed finite element methods applied to fracture and 2. Continuous approaches to fracture based on, for instance, phase field models or continuum damage mechanics. On the other hand, the book also offers a wide range of applications where state-of-the-art techniques are employed to solve challenging engineering problems such as fractures in rock, glass, concrete. Also, larger systems such as fracture in subway stations due to fire, arch dams, or concrete decks are studied.

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plate --- FSDT --- HSDT --- Mindlin --- incompatible approximation --- fracture --- screened-Poisson model --- gradient-enhanced model --- damage-plasticity model --- implicit gradient-enhancement --- rock --- shear failure --- elastoplastic behavior --- extended scaled boundary finite element method (X-SBFEM) --- stress intensity factors --- fracture process zone (FPZ) --- thermomechanical analysis --- moderate fire --- finite element simulations --- metallic glass matrix composite --- finite element analysis --- shear band --- microstructure --- ductility --- peridynamics --- fatigue --- rolling contact --- damage --- rail squats --- cracks --- steel reinforced concrete frame --- reinforced concrete core tube --- progressive collapse analysis --- loss of key components --- self-healing --- damage-healing mechanics --- super healing --- anisotropic --- brittle material --- Brittle Fracture --- cell-based smoothed-finite element method (CS-FEM) --- Phase-field model --- ABAQUS UEL --- the Xulong arch dam --- yielding region --- cracking risk --- overall stability --- dam stress zones --- concrete creep --- prestressing stress --- compressive stress --- FE analysis --- force transfer --- grouting --- fracture network modeling --- numerical simulation --- fluid–structure interaction --- bulk damage --- brittle fracture --- rock fracture --- random fracture --- Mohr-Coulomb --- Discontinuous Galerkin --- EPB shield machine --- conditioned sandy pebble --- particle element model --- parameters calibration --- geometric phase --- photonic orbital angular momentum --- topological insulator --- topological photonic crystal --- fatigue crack growth --- surface crack --- crack shape change --- three-parameter model --- LEFM --- XFEM/GFEM --- SBFEM --- phase field --- n/a

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