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XFEM2011 ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Partition of Unity Enrichment and Applications

Dear colleagues,

Apologies for cross postings.

The second ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on the eXtended Finite Element
Method (XFEM) will take place in Cardiff (Cardiff University) in the
period 29 June - 1 July 2011. [see for

We would like to invite you and your students to submit original
research contributions in the area of partition of unity enrichment.
In particular, we welcome contributions to the following topics:

[SOLVED] 3D crack growth modelling in Abaqus by XFEM

Good day everyone,

I'm new to iMechanica and look forward to getting to know everyone here. Smile

I'm currently doing analysis of interlaminar crack growth in fibre-reinforced composite by Extended Finite Element Method (XFEM) using Abaqus. I'm a new Abaqus user and therefore I have to familiarise myself by constructing random 2D and 3D models with isotropic materials before jumping onto anisotropic.

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PUFE homework exercise

As a follow-up to the discussion here, I am attaching a PUFE homework that I have assigned in 2006 and 2008 when I have offered a meshfree/pufe course. This might be of some help to those who have an interest in partition-of-unity enriched finite element methods.

Second XFEM short course, July 2007, Lausanne, Switzerland

After the success of the course in 2005 (45 participants from 15 countries), the EPFL school of continuing education presents the second XFEM course.

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