Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0045-7825(01)00419-4
Title: On the optimal shape parameters of radial basis functions used for 2-D meshless methods
Authors: Wang, J.G. 
Liu, G.R. 
Keywords: Meshless method
Optimal shape parameters
Radial basis function
Stress analysis
Issue Date: 29-Mar-2002
Source: Wang, J.G., Liu, G.R. (2002-03-29). On the optimal shape parameters of radial basis functions used for 2-D meshless methods. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 191 (23-24) : 2611-2630. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0045-7825(01)00419-4
Abstract: A radial point interpolation meshless (or radial PIM) method was proposed by authors to overcome the possible singularity associated with only polynomial basis. The radial PIM used multiquadric (MQ) or Gaussian as basis functions. These two radial basis functions all included shape parameters. Although choice of shape parameters has been a hot topic in approximation theory and some empirical formulae were proposed, how these shape parameters affect the accuracy of the radial PIM has not been studied yet. This paper studied the effect of shape parameters on the numerical accuracy of radial PIM. A range of suitable shape parameters is obtained from the analysis of the condition number of the system matrix, error of energy and irregularity of node distribution. It is observed that the widely used shape parameters for MQ and reciprocal MQ basis are not even close to their optimums. The optimal shape parameters are found in this paper to be simply q=1.03 and R=1.42 for MQ basis and c=0.003-0.03 for Gaussian basis. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/51490
ISSN: 00457825
DOI: 10.1016/S0045-7825(01)00419-4
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