Speaker(s): Modeste Irakarama

Date: Thursday 15th of November 2018

Location: room G201, ENSG, Nancy


I introduce a new method for implicit structural modeling. The method is based on a finite element discretization of recently proposed regularization operators for implicit modeling. A finite element implicit modeling scheme offers some geometrical flexibility as it is readily implemented on structured, unstructured, and mixed-element grids. While implicit modeling on unstructured grids is not new, the method proposed here is, to my very limited knowledge, the first implementation based on finite elements. The finite element method is routinely used to solve boundary value problems. However, because boundary conditions are usually unknown in implicit structural modeling, the traditional finite element method requires minor adjustments in order to be suitable for implicit modeling.