A point interpolation method for two-dimensional solids

Liu, Gui-Rong & Gu, YuanTong (2001) A point interpolation method for two-dimensional solids. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 50(4), pp. 937-951.

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A Point Interpolation Method (PIM) is presented for stress analysis for two-dimensional solids. In the PIM, the problem domain is represented by properly scattered points. A technique is proposed to construct polynomial interpolants with delta function property based only on a group of arbitrarily distributed points. The PIM equations are then derived using variational principles. In the PIM, the essential boundary conditions can be implemented with ease as in the conventional Finite Element Methods. The present PIM has been coded in FORTRAN. The validity and efficiency of the present PIM formulation are demonstrated through example problems. It is found that the present PIM is very easy to implement, and very flexible for obtained displacements and stresses of desired accuracy in solids. As the elements are not used for meshing the problem domain, the present PIM opens new avenue to develop adaptive analysis codes for stress analysis in solids and structures.

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ID Code: 13842
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Meshless Method, Element Free Method, Interpolation Function, Stress Analysis
DOI: 10.1002/1097-0207(20010210)50:4<937::AID-NME62>3.0.CO;2-X
ISSN: 0029-5981
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > NUMERICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS (010300) > Numerical Analysis (010301)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 John Wiley & Sons
Copyright Statement: The definite version is available on publication at www3.interscience.wiley.com
Deposited On: 23 Jun 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 15:39

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