Elena Ferretti

Elena Ferretti is an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering and Architecture, Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna, Italy. Her research focuses on the development of numerical codes for fracture mechanics in brittle heterogeneous materials, based on the relationship between non-local approaches and discrete formulations. She is the author or coauthor of numerous conference and journal publications and is the recipient of the 2009 ICCES / S. Ramanujan Young Investigator Award in Computation for 2009.

The Cell Method: A Purely Algebraic Computational Method in Physics and Engineering

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Elena Ferretti

Finite Element, Boundary Element, Finite Volume, and Finite Difference Analysis are all commonly used in nearly all engineering disciplines to simplify complex problems of geometry and change. But they all tend to oversimplify.

This book is a more recent computational approach developed initially for problems in solid mechanics and electro-magnetic field analysis. It is a more algebraic approach, and it offers a more accurate representation of geometric and topological features.