Symmetry/Asymmetry in Finite Element: Theories, Applications and Advances

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Computer".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 240

Special Issue Editors

School of Mechatronical Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100190, China
Interests: welding and joining; automation; mechancial electronic engineering
Dr. Stephen Kirkup
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Co-Guest Editor
School of Engineering, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE, UK
Interests: modeling and simulation; mathematical analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

To understand the nature and principle of various complex systems, a finite element method was developed and widely employed to analyze and illustrate the types of physical phenomena.

The finite element method is a powerful mathematical tool which can conduct relative numerical calculations for complex field analyses and then provide accurate results for theoretical analyses, microstructural evolution, and so on. Many phenomena which cannot be detected using experimental observation can be presented using this method. Therefore, it is a significant tool for multidisciplinary research. 

By means of rapid developments of computational hardware and algorithm, the finite element method has gained a lot of significant achievements in recent years. The objective of this Special Issue is to emphasize the theories, applications and recent remarkable advances of the finite element method in symmetric or asymmetrical models.

Dr. Kang Zhou
Dr. Stephen Kirkup
Guest Editors

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  • theory of the finite element
  • finite element algorithm
  • finite element modelling in special areas
  • multi-field coupled finite method application
  • advances and outlook of finite element method
  • modeling language and designing method

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