ALE and Finite Element Analysis on FEMLAB

Hello All,
I am presently working with simulating a few MEMS (micro electromechanical systems) structures using the finite element method
(FEM) in FEMLAB.
I have started a discussion group for FEA and FEMLAB users which you can join at
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By the way, does anyone have any information on the "arbitrary lagrangian-eulerian" method used in large deformation simulations? I would appreciate any suggestions of papers, books or technical reports on this subject.
Thanks!
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Here is a link to the LSDYNA manual which has plenty on large deformation ALE formulations.
http://oscinfo.osc.edu/software/docs/lsdyna/theory.pdf
FEMLAB 3.0a has some ALE examples. The whole problem has to be specified in weak form and gets quite complicated, but the results are pretty impressive. Check out
http://www.comsol.com/support/updates/fl30a-models.php?highlight=ale
Happy Modelling - Dan
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Here is a link to the LSDYNA manual which has plenty on large deformation ALE formulations.
http://oscinfo.osc.edu/software/docs/lsdyna/theory.pdf
FEMLAB 3.0a has some ALE examples. The whole problem has to be specified in weak form and gets quite complicated, but the results are pretty impressive. Check out
http://www.comsol.com/support/updates/fl30a-models.php?highlight=ale
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