Special Issue "Advances in Computational Mechanics and Optimization
To celebrate the 95th birthday of Professor Karl Stark Pister"

Submission Deadline: 15 June 2021 (closed)
Guest Editors
Prof. Loc Vu-Quoc, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Prof. Shaofan Li, University of California-Berkeley, USA


To celebrate the 95th birthday of Professor Karl Stark Pister, we invite some of Professor Pister’s former students, friends and colleagues to contribute a paper to a special issue in the Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences (CMES) (The authors of the special issue are invited only).


To reflect the contributions of Prof. Pister’s academic career, the theme of the special issue is the advances in Computational Mechanics and Optimization.


The deadline for the submission is set as 2021 Mar 31, and it will accommodate some requests to extend the deadline in this special time. 

Published Papers

  • Virtual Element Formulation for Finite Strain Elastodynamics
  • Abstract The virtual element method (VEM) can be seen as an extension of the classical finite element method (FEM) based on Galerkin projection. It allows meshes with highly irregular shaped elements, including concave shapes. So far the virtual element method has been applied to various engineering problems such as elasto-plasticity, multiphysics, damage and fracture mechanics. This work focuses on the extension of the virtual element method to efficient modeling of nonlinear elasto-dynamics undergoing large deformations. Within this framework, we employ low-order ansatz functions in two and three dimensions for elements that can have arbitrary polygonal shape. The formulations considered in this… More
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