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This paper investigates the possibility of using the material point method (MPM) to solve small strains quasi-static problems and dynamic problems related to large distortions. Traditional methods such as the finite element method (FEM) face difficulties when large strains are [...]

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This paper extends the capabilities of previous BST and EBST rotation‐free thin shell elements to the analysis of kinked and branching surfaces. The computation of the curvature tensor [...]

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In this paper a finite element for the non-linear analysis of two dimensional beams and axisymmetric shells is presented. The element uses classical thin shell assumptions (no transverse shear strains). The main feature of the element is that it has no rotational degrees of freedom. [...]