Tag: polytope elements

Paper Accepted: Linear smoothed polygonal and polyhedral finite elements

Paper Accepted for Publication in International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering A. Francis, A. Ortiz-Bernardin, SPA. Bordas, S. Natarajan, “Linear smoothed polygonal and polyhedral finite elements.” ABSTRACT It was observed in [1, 2] that the strain smoothing technique over higher order elements and arbitrary polytopes yields less accurate solutions than other techniques such as…

Linear smoothed polygonal and polyhedral finite elements

International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering Volume 109, Issue 9, 2017, pp 1263–1288                                                                                                                            A. Francis, A. Ortiz-Bernardin, SPA. Bordas, S. Natarajan Abstract It was observed in [1, 2] that the strain smoothing technique over higher order elements and arbitrary polytopes yields less accurate solutions than other techniques such as the conventional polygonal finite element method. In…