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Call for Papers : Recent Developments in Unfitted Finite Element Methods: Numerical Analysis, High-Performance Adaptive Solution Algorithms and Advanced Digital Pipelines

Advanced Modeling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences welcomes submissions to the special issue on Recent Developments in Unfitted Finite Element Methods.

Unfitted Finite Element Methods (UFEM e.g. CutFEM, XFEM, Finite Cell FEM, CGFEM) have been extensively investigated over the last two decades. The use of computational meshes that do not need to conform to the geometrical features of boundary value problems is highly interesting to practitioners in many fields of computational sciences and engineering. However, UFEM are yet to be adopted as a standard analysis tool. This is due to a number of important theoretical, implementational and numerical challenges, which we wish to address in this special issue.

In particular, we welcome contributions in:

  • The development of advanced UFEM schemes with guaranteed stability and accuracy
  • The development of robust space and time adaptive UFEM, possibly accompanied by reliable error estimation procedures
  • The investigation and derivation of preconditioning strategies and efficient parallel solvers for UFEM
  • The development of simplified pipelines from imaging/CAD to simulations, making use of the geometrical flexibility provided by UFEM
  • The exploration of the applicability of these methods to the wide range of partial differential equations that are of interest to practitioners

Submission Instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Advanced Modeling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Advanced Modeling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences submission system. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Lead Guest Editor

Pierre Kerfriden, Centre des Matériaux, Mines ParisTech & PSL University, France


Guest Editors

Susanne Claus, Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation group, ONERA, France               
André Massing, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Dominik Schillinger, Institute of Mechanics and Computational Mechanics, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany


Open Access Publication

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
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  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed.

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