Coupling of Element Free Galerkin and Hybrid Boundary Element methods using modified variational formulation

Liu, Gui-Rong & Gu, YuanTong (2000) Coupling of Element Free Galerkin and Hybrid Boundary Element methods using modified variational formulation. Computational Mechanics, 26(2), pp. 166-173.

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A novel method is proposed by coupling the Element Free Galerkin (EFG) and the Hybrid Boundary Element (HBE) methods to achieve solution efficiency and accuracy for stress analysis in solids. A modified variational formulation is derived for the present coupled EFG/HBE method so that the continuity and compatibility can be preserved on the interface between the domains of EFG and HBE. The coupled EFG/HBE method has been coded in FORTRAN. The validity and efficiency of the proposed method are demonstrated through a number of example problems. It is found that the present method can take advantages of both EFG and HBE methods. The present method is very easy to implement, and very flexible for obtaining displacements and stresses of desired accuracy in solids, as the efforts for meshing the problem domain have been significantly reduced due to the use of Boundary Element Method (BEM).

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ID Code: 13844
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Meshless Method, Element Free Galerkin Method, Boundary Element Method, Stress Analysis, Numerical Analysis
DOI: 10.1007/s004660000164
ISSN: 1432-0924
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > OTHER ENGINEERING (099900)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 Springer
Copyright Statement: The original publication is available at SpringerLink
Deposited On: 23 Jun 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 15:39

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