Enhancing the robustness of meshfree Galerkin methods for solid mechanics simulations using the virtual element decomposition

2018 – 2021 Principal Investigator: Alejandro Ortiz-Bernardin. Project funded by CONICYT-FONDECYT (Grant Nº 1181192) Meshfree methods have several attributes that make them attractive for simulation in mechanics. Two important ones are summarized as follows. The meshfree approximation is independent of the definition of a finite element mesh — the approximation is constructed based solely on nodal locations….

Improving algorithms for the generation of polygonal and polyhedral meshes

2018 – 2021 Principal Investigator: Nancy Hitschfeld-Kahler. Co-Investigator: Alejandro Ortiz-Bernardin. Project funded by CONICYT-FONDECYT (Grant Nº 1181506) This project is centered on the design and implementation of novel polygonal and polyhedral meshing strategies that can be used to solve several scientific and engineering problems such as fracture mechanics simulations in solid mechanics, landscape representation for hydrological distributed…

Release of VEMLab v2.2

VEMLab: a MATLAB library for the virtual element method Release of VEMLab v2.2 >>  From VEMLab v2.1 to VEMLab v2.2: Fix disp() in plot_and_ouput_options.m: disp(“Hello”) seems to work only in newer versions of MATLAB. So, it is changed to the standard MATLAB format disp(‘Hello’). Results that are postprocessed in the graphical user interface of GiD…

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