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A Meshfree Nodal Integration Method for Elastic and Elastoplastic Applications Using The Virtual Element Decomposition

  • December 23, 2019
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A talk given by A. Ortiz-Bernardin at COMPLAS 2019, September 3, 2019, Barcelona, Spain. A MESHFREE NODAL INTEGRATION METHOD FOR ELASTIC AND ELASTOPLASTIC APPLICATIONS USING THE VIRTUAL ELEMENT DECOMPOSITION A. ORTIZ-BERNARDIN a, E. ARTIOLI b, AND R. SILVA-VALENZUELA a Abstract. In meshfree Galerkin methods to solve partial differential equations, a cloud of nodes is used

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Sample of two-dimensional nodal cells used in nodal integration

Accepted Paper: A nodal integration scheme for meshfree Galerkin methods using the virtual element decomposition

  • December 18, 2019
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Paper Accepted for Publication in International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering R. Silva-Valenzuela, A. Ortiz-Bernardin, N. Sukumar, E. Artioli,  N. Hitschfeld-Kahler, “A nodal integration scheme for meshfree Galerkin methods using the virtual element decomposition” ABSTRACT In this paper, we present a novel nodal integration scheme for meshfree Galerkin methods that draws on the mathematical

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Sample of two-dimensional nodal cells used in nodal integration

A nodal integration scheme for meshfree Galerkin methods using the virtual element decomposition

  • December 18, 2019
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International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering Vol. 121, No. 10, pp. 2174-2205, 2020 R. Silva-Valenzuela, A. Ortiz-Bernardin, N. Sukumar, E. Artioli,  N. Hitschfeld-Kahler Abstract In this paper, we present a novel nodal integration scheme for meshfree Galerkin methods that draws on the mathematical framework of the virtual element method. We adopt linear maximum-entropy basis

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The Virtual Element Decomposition: A New Paradigm for Developing Nodal Integration Schemes for Meshfree Galerkin Methods

  • January 24, 2019
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A talk given by A. Ortiz-Bernardin at WONAPDE 2019, January 22, 2019, Concepción, Chile. THE VIRTUAL ELEMENT DECOMPOSITION: A NEW PARADIGM FOR DEVELOPING NODAL INTEGRATION SCHEMES FOR MESHFREE GALERKIN METHODS R. SILVA-VALENZUELA a, A. ORTIZ-BERNARDIN a, N. SUKUMAR b AND E. ARTIOLI c Abstract. In meshfree Galerkin methods to solve partial differential equations, a cloud of nodes

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

  • October 11, 2018
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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.

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