Isogeometric Methods for Solids, Structures, and Fluid-Structure Interaction: From Early Results to Recent Developments
Speaker: Yuri Bazilevs E. Paul Sorensen Professor School of Engineering, Brown University
Date: Oct 5, 2018; Time: 2:30pm Location: BPB, Rm. 131
Abstract: This presentation is focused on Isogeometric Analysis (IGA) with applications to solids and structures, starting with early developments and results, and transitioning to more recent work. Novel IGA-based thin-shell formulations are discussed, and applications to progressive damage modeling in composite laminates due to low-velocity impact and their residual-strength prediction are shown. Fluid–structure interaction (FSI) employing IGA is also discussed, and a novel framework for air-blast-structure interaction (ABSI) based on an immersed approach coupling IGA and RKPM-based Meshfree methods is presented and verified on a set of challenging examples. The presentation is infused with examples that highlight effective uses of IGA in advanced engineering applications.
Bio: Yuri Bazilevs is the E. Paul Sorensen Chair in the School of Engineering at Brown University. He was previously a Professor and Vice Chair in the Structural Engineering Department at the University of California, San Diego. Yuri is the original developer of Isogeometric Analysis (IGA), a new computational methodology that aims to integrate engineering design (CAD) and simulation (FEM). For his research contributions Yuri received a number of awards and honors, including the 2018 ASCE Walter L. Huber Research Prize. He is included in the 2014-2018 lists of Highly Cited Researchers, both in the Engineering and Computer Science categories.