I³MS - Botsch Seminar

Location: Room 115, AICES, Rogowski

Prof. Dr. Mario Botsch - Simulation of Topological Changes of Elastic Bodies using Polyhedral FEM

Graphics & Geometry Group, University of Bielefeld

Abstract

Finite element simulations of deformable objects are typically based on spatial discretizations using either tetrahedral or hexahedral elements. This allows for simple and efficient computations, but in turn requires complicated remeshing in case of topological changes or adaptive simulations. In this talk I will show how the use of arbitrary polyhedral elements in FEM simulations avoid the need for remeshing and thereby simplifies adaptive refinement, interactive cutting, and fracturing of the simulation domain.