This book contains 36 articles covering most of the topics in the rapidly developing areas of meshfree methods and extended finite element methods (X-FEM). These topics include domain discretization, boundary discretization, combined domain/boundary discretization, meshfree particle methods, collocation methods, X-FEM, etc. Papers on issues related to implementation and coding of meshfree methods are also presented. The areas of applications of meshfree methods include solving general partial differential equations, the mechanics of solids and structures, smart material/structures, soil-structures, fracture mechanics, fluid dynamics, impact, penetration, micro-fluidics, etc. In addition, techniques for field variable interpolation, such as the moving least squares (MLS) approximation, the point interpolation method (PIM), and radial PIM are reported. Contents: Meshfree Shape Functions for Weak Formulation, Strong Formulation; Meshfree Methods for Smart Materials/Structures; Meshfree Methods for Fracture Analysis; Meshfree Methods for Membrances, Plates a Shells; Meshfree Methods for Soil; Meshfree Methods for CFD; Boundary Meshfree Methods; Coding, Error Estimation, Parallisation; Meshfree Particle Methods; X-FEM. Readership: Graduate and undergraduate students, reserchers, academics, lecturers and engineers in civil engineering, engineering mechanics and mechanical engineering.From Table 2, it can be seen that the tip deflections agree well with ABAQUS results. Irregularly scattered nodes can ... This is a typical example described in section 3.1.17 in ABAQUS manual book (1998). The transducer is modeled with aanbsp;...

Title | : | Advances in Meshfree and X-fem Methods |

Author | : | Gui-Rong Liu |

Publisher | : | World Scientific - 2003 |

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