Selective mass scaling for explicit finite element analyses
2005 (English)In: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, ISSN 1097-0207 (online) 0029-5981 (print), Vol. 63, no 10, 1436-1445 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Due to their inherent lack of convergence problems explicit finite element techniques are widely used for analysing non-linear mechanical processes. In many such processes the energy content in the high frequency domain is small. By focusing an artificial mass scaling on this domain, the critical time step may be increased substantially without significantly affecting the low frequency behaviour. This is what we refer to as selective mass scaling. Two methods for selective mass scaling are introduced in this work. The proposed methods are based on non-diagonal mass matrices that scale down the eigenfrequencies of the system. The applicability of the methods is illustrated in two example models where the critical time step is increased by up to 30 times its original size.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 63, no 10, 1436-1445 p.
selective mass scaling, finite element, explicit time integration
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13417DOI: 10.1002/nme.1293OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-13417DiVA: diva2:20691