A point interpolation method with locally smoothed strain field (PIM-LS2) for mechanics problems using triangular mesh

Xu, Xu, Liu, Gui-Rong, Gu, YuanTong, Zhang, GuiYong, Luo, J .W., & Peng, J. X. (2010) A point interpolation method with locally smoothed strain field (PIM-LS2) for mechanics problems using triangular mesh. Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 46(10), pp. 862-874.

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A point interpolation method with locally smoothed strain field (PIM-LS2) is developed for mechanics problems using a triangular background mesh. In the PIM-LS2, the strain within each sub-cell of a nodal domain is assumed to be the average strain over the adjacent sub-cells of the neighboring element sharing the same field node. We prove theoretically that the energy norm of the smoothed strain field in PIM-LS2 is equivalent to that of the compatible strain field, and then prove that the solution of the PIM- LS2 converges to the exact solution of the original strong form. Furthermore, the softening effects of PIM-LS2 to system and the effects of the number of sub-cells that participated in the smoothing operation on the convergence of PIM-LS2 are investigated. Intensive numerical studies verify the convergence, softening effects and bound properties of the PIM-LS2, and show that the very ‘‘tight’’ lower and upper bound solutions can be obtained using PIM-LS2.

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ID Code: 34157
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Finite Element Method, Meshfree methods, Point interpolationmethod, Solution bounds, Extended Galerkin
DOI: 10.1016/j.finel.2010.05.005
ISSN: 0168-874X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation (091307)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Elsevier
Deposited On: 17 Aug 2010 23:36
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:17

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