A complete treatment of thermo-mechanical ALE analysis; Part 2: Finite element equations and applications



In the first part of this paper series, a complete formulation for fully coupled ALE analysis of large deformation solid mechanic problems was developed.  The formulation incorporated inertial, rate and thermal effects, and the treatment of rate and temperature dependent constitutive equations were presented. In this part, the ALE equations are discretized to form finite element equations. An algorithm for the treatment of mesh motion is described and example problems are presented to demonstrate the capability of the proposed formulation.