331 Development and Applications of Polygonal and Polyhedral Finite Elements in Computational Mechanics

Hyun-Gyu Kim, Seoul National University of Science and Technology
Dongwoo Sohn, Korea Maritime and Ocean University
This minisymposium brings together researchers who develop and apply polygonal and polyhedral finite elements (arbitrarily-shaped elements) to improve the ability and performance of conventional finite elements. In particular, the use of polygonal and polyhedral elements provides a great flexibility and adaptivity in mesh design for a complex geometry by discretizing boundary and interface regions into conforming finite elements. The development of polygonal and polyhedral finite elements can be a useful technology for automatic mesh design from CAD geometry. Recent development in the formulation and mesh generation of polygonal and polyhedral finite elements will be discussed in this minisymposium.