Material Point Method: the past and the future

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This article presents the overview of the Material Point Method, a numerical method for simulation of large deformation problems described by continuum mechanics. The paper gives general idea and assumption of the method, describes the improvements in the algorithm over time, as well as identifies some remaining challenges. In conclusion, it suggests that Material Point Method is
aturing quickly and reaching the point where numerical simulations of engineering problems can be done accurately and robustly
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 32nd Nordic Seminar on Computational Mechanics
EditorsAntti H. Niemi, Hannu Koivurova
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-62-2420-6
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
EventNordic Seminar on Computational Mechanics - Oulu, Finland
Duration: 24 Oct 201925 Oct 2019
Conference number: 32

Publication series

NameRaportti / Oulun yliopisto. Konetekniikka
PublisherOulun yliopisto
ISSN (Print)2342-2599


SeminarNordic Seminar on Computational Mechanics
Abbreviated titleNSCM
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  • Material Point Method
  • Generalized Interpolation Material Point Method
  • Convected Particle Least Square Material Point Method
  • numerical simulations

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