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Exploring Spline-based FEA

Monthly Update — April 2020

Well, this entry is a bit delayed. April was again an interesting month due to the coronavirus pandemic. It has certainly been interesting attending classes online – I’m not sure that I like it, nor that I’ll ever get used to it. I hope we will be able to get back to some level of…

Mappings, Inversion, and Basis Functions… Oh my!

I recently had some discussions with some coworkers and fellow graduate students and felt a bit lacking in my explanations regarding element inversion and the difference between interpolatory and non-interpolatory basis functions. I decided to make some visual examples inspired by the unpublished textbook by Prof. Carlos Felippa and thought I’d share some thoughts in…

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