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 I decided to make some visual examples inspired by the unpublished textbook by Prof.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 inContinue reading “Mappings, Inversion, and Basis Functions… Oh my!”

Monthly Update — March 2020

Well, March was an interesting month. Between the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down BYU campus, transitioning to online classes, hitting the homestretch for classes, turning 31(!), and work obligations, I found some time to work through the orthoplanar spring problem in Coreform Flex and Crunch. Below is a video I captured of my first start-to-finish simulationContinue reading “Monthly Update — March 2020”