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SUMMARY A meshless method is presented which has the advantages of the good meshless methods concerning the ease of introduction of node connectivity in a bounded time of order n, and the condition that the shape functions depend only on the node positions. Furthermore, the method proposed also shares several of the advantages of the Finite Element Method(More)
The 3D meshing process begins with the definition of the outer geometry. With a CAD system and a 2d quadrilateral mesh generator, a closed all-quadrilateral mesh is obtained, which is the start point for the process that this communication describes. Once imposed the outer quadrilateral mesh, the connectivity between the inner elements becomes strongly(More)
In the present work a new approach to solve fluid-structure interaction problems is described. Both, the equations of motion for fluids and for solids have been approximated using a material (lagrangian) formulation. To approximate the partial differential equations representing the fluid motion, the shape functions introduced by the Meshless Finite Element(More)
It is widely acknowledged that 3-D mesh generation remains one of the most man-hours consuming techniques within computational mechanics. The problem of mesh generation is that the time remains unbounded, even using the most sophisticated mesh-generator. For a given distribution of points, it is possible to obtain a mesh very quickly, but it may require(More)
This article presents a parallel method for generating a valid finite elements all-tetrahedral 3D mesh, starting from an imposed boundary mesh and a fixed set of points, following the Delaunay criteria whenever possible. The proposed meshing algorithm connects the points inside the volume described by the boundary mesh, building and all-tetrahedral mesh(More)
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