Pushing the boundaries of modelling methods

Alban de Vaucorbeil recently published some of his work using the Material Point Method (MPM) to simulate engineering problems involving large displacements, large deformation and contacts. The article appeared in Computer methods in applied mechanics and engineering earlier this year (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cma.2019.112783).

This article follows the publication of another paper dedicated to the simulation of damage and fracture of ductile materials using the Smooth Particle Hydrodynamic (SPH) method (https://doi.org/10.1002/nme.6306) which was also part of Alban’s postdoctoral work with the mineAlloy team at Monash University.