Coupling of non-conforming meshes in a component mode synthesis method

Didem Akcay-Perdahcioglu, M. Doreille, Andries de Boer, T. Ludwig

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A common mesh refinement-based coupling technique is embedded into a component mode synthesis method, Craig–Bampton. More specifically, a common mesh is generated between the non-conforming interfaces of the coupled structures, and the compatibility constraints are enforced on that mesh via L2-minimization. This new integrated method is suitable for structural dynamic analysis problems where the substructures may have non-conforming curvilinear and/or surface interface meshes. That is, coupled substructures may have different element types such as shell, solid, and/or beam elements. The proposed method is implemented into a commercial finite element software, B2000++, and its demonstration is carried out using an academic and industry oriented test problems
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)390-404
JournalInternational journal for numerical methods in engineering
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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  • IR-88989

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