314 Meshfree, Particle and Hybrid Methods for Special Engineering Applications

Pai-Chen Guan, National Taiwan Ocean University
Sheng-Wei Chi, University of Illinois at Chicago
Judy P. Yang, National Chiao Tung University
On-Lei Annie Kwok, National Taiwan University
The meshfree and particle methods have been developed for more than two decades. Due to their flexibility in discretization and high convergence rate, the area of application of these state-of-the-art methods can be extended to highly nonlinear problems such as slushing, landslide, biomaterial with large deformation, contact and impact problems, etc. On the other hand, many hybrid methods are also employed to solve multidisciplinary problems, involving coupled mechanical systems, fluid-structure interaction, and underwater acoustics. The purpose of this symposium is to provide a forum for the researchers and engineers who have developed and applied these novel methods to special engineering problems, to discuss the challenges encountered and exchange ideas for possible application in new fields.

We solicit contributions to this mini-symposium, but are not restricted to, for the following areas:
- Advanced meshfree and particles methods for large deformation problems in solid mechanics, such as landslide, contact and impact, crack formation etc.
- Advanced meshfree and particles methods for fluid dynamics problems, such as slushing, steady/unsteady fluid, cavitation etc.
- Hybrid methods for coupled mechanical systems, such as vortex induced vibration, under water acoustics/explosion, etc.
- Fundamental development of meshfree/particle methods for special engineering applications
- Other related subjects