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Special Issue "Mesh-Free and Finite Element-Based Methods for Structural Mechanics Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2020.
Interests: modeling of offshore structures and offshore structural components; structural theories of plates and shells and applied mathematical modelling; mechanics of solids and structures; study of composite laminated structures and advanced composite materials; fracture mechanics and crack propagation and initiation; applied numerical methods such as finite element method, differential quadrature technique and mesh free element method
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The problem of solving complex engineering problems has been always a major topic in all industrial fields, such as aerospace, civil and mechanical engineering. The use of numerical methods increased exponentially in the last few years due to modern computers in the field of structural mechanics.
Moreover, a wide-range of numerical methods has been presented in the literature for solving such problems. Structural mechanics problems are dealt with using partial differential systems of equations that might be solved by following the two main classes of methods: Domain-decomposition methods or the so-called finite element methods and mesh-free methods where no decomposition is carried out. Both methodologies discretize a partial differential system into a set of algebraic equations that can be easily solved by computer implementation. The aim of the present Special Issue is to present a collection of recent works on these themes and a comparison of the novel advancements of both worlds in structural mechanics applications.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Nicholas Fantuzzi
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