Adaptive Smoothed Finite Elements (ASFEM) for history dependent material models

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A successful simulation of a bulk forming process with finite elements can be difficult due to distortion of the finite elements. Nodal smoothed Finite Elements (NSFEM) are an interesting option for such a process since they show good distortion insensitivity and moreover have locking-free behavior and good computational efficiency. In this paper a method is proposed which takes advantage of the nodally smoothed field. This method, named adaptive smoothed finite elements (ASFEM), revises the mesh for every step of a simulation without mapping the history dependent material parameters. In this paper an updated-Lagrangian implementation is presented. Several examples are given to illustrate the method and to show its properties.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 14th International Conference on Material Forming ESAFORM 2011 Proceedings
EditorsGary Menary
Place of PublicationBelfast
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
ISBN (Print)978-0-7354-0911-8
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventESAFORM 2011: 14th International Conference on Material Forming - Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Apr 201129 Apr 2011
Conference number: 14

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


ConferenceESAFORM 2011
Abbreviated titleESAFORM
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Adaptive smoothed FEM
  • IR-76795
  • history dependent materials
  • METIS-275190
  • Bulk Forming Processes
  • nodal smoothed FEM


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