The scaled boundary finite-element method is a semi-analytical method based on finite element technologies and presents additional appealing features of its own. This method is known to be particularly attractive in modelling problems with unbounded domains or singularities as it handles infinity analytically. It has recently been recognized that this method offers a high degree of flexibility in mesh generation. Preliminary investigation has illustrated its great potential in developing a fully automated process of engineering analysis directly from geometrical models.
This presentation will start with a brief theoretical background of the scaled boundary finite element method so that the salient features of this method can be appreciated. Some recent advances in the fundamental theory are summarized. Applications in the areas of dynamic soil-structure interaction, acoustic fluid-structure interaction, fracture mechanics, elasto-plasticity, piezoelectric composites, Lamb waves, and plate analysis will be presented to demonstrate the accuracy and efficiency of this general-purpose numerical technique in solving problems challenging to standard numerical methods. The current research activities of the speaker’s group on the development of a full automatic procedure for computer simulations directly from geometrical models, such as CAD, STL and digital images will be introduced. Challenges and directions of further developments will be discussed.
Key words: Scaled boundary finite element method, Polytope element, Mesh generation, Fracture analysis, Numerical method
Professor and Director, Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Safety (CIES)
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia Phone: +61 (2) 9385 5021; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia. 1/2013 -present (Associate Professor 1/2008 – 12/2012, Senior Lecturer, 11/2001 – 12/2007).
Research Engineer, Numerical Simulation Department, Hilti Corporation, Liechtenstein. 5/2000 – 10/2001.
Structural Engineer, Passera & Pedretti Consulting Engineers, Switzerland. 8/1998 - 4/2000.
Research Scientist, Institute of Hydraulics and Energy, Department of Civil Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland. 10/1990 - 7/1998.
Doctor of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan. 1987 – 1990.
Master of Engineering, Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University, China. 1984 – 1986.
achelor of Engineering, Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University, China. 1979 – 1984.
Scaled Boundary Finite-Element Method
Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
Australian Research Council (ARC) Grants since 2015
1.Chongmin Song and Francis Tin-Loi “3D contact and fracture analysis for safety assessment of structures” Australian Research Council – Discovery Project DP180101538, $ 405,993, 2018-2020.
2.Chongmin Song and Ean Tat Ooi, “Seismic analysis of cracking and deformations in concrete gravity dams”, Australian Research Council – Linkage Project, LP160101229, $351,731 (ARC) and $172,500 (Industrial partners), 2017-2019.
3.obert Melchers, Chongmin Song, Damian McGuckin, Stuart Cannon and Martin Renilson, “Deterioration of structural integrity of ageing ships and marine platforms”, Australian Research Council - Linkage Project LP160100391, $550,000 (ARC) and $369,566 (Industrial partners), 2016-2019.
4.Chongmin Song, “Scaled boundary framework for adaptive and multiscale structural analysis”, Australian Research Council – Discovery Project DP160104628, $390,000, 2016-2018.
5.Chongmin Song, Francis Tin-Loi and Sawekchai Tangaramvong, “From CAD and digital imaging to fully automatic adaptive 3D analysis”, Australian Research Council – Discovery Project DP150103747, $384,700, 2015-2017.
Member of the General Council of the International Association of Computational Mechanics.
Member of the General Council of the Asia-Pacific Association of Computational Mechanics.
Executive Member of the Australian Association for Computational Mechanics.
Executive Member of the International Chinese Association for Computational Mechanics.
130+ referred journal papers.