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Title: A gradient smoothing method (GSM) based on strong form governing equation for adaptive analysis of solid mechanics problems
Authors: Zhang, J. 
Liu, G.R. 
Lam, K.Y.
Li, H.
Xu, G.
Keywords: Adaptive analysis
Error indicator
Gradient smoothing method (GSM)
Numerical methods
Strong form
Issue Date: Nov-2008
Citation: Zhang, J., Liu, G.R., Lam, K.Y., Li, H., Xu, G. (2008-11). A gradient smoothing method (GSM) based on strong form governing equation for adaptive analysis of solid mechanics problems. Finite Elements in Analysis and Design 44 (15) : 889-909. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A gradient smoothing method (GSM) based on strong form of governing equations for solid mechanics problems is proposed in this paper, in which gradient smoothing technique is used successively over the relevant gradient smoothing domains to develop the first- and second-order derivative approximations by calculating weights for a set of field nodes surrounding a node of interest. The GSM is found very stable and can be easily applied to arbitrarily irregular triangular meshes for complex geometry. Unlike other strong form methods, the present method has excellent stability that is crucial for adaptive analysis. An effective and robust residual based error indicator and simple refinement procedure using Delaunay diagram are then implemented in our GSM for adaptive analyses. The reliability and performance of the proposed GSM for adaptive procedure are demonstrated in several solid mechanics problems including problems with singularities and concentrated loading, compared with the well-known finite element method (FEM). © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Finite Elements in Analysis and Design
ISSN: 0168874X
DOI: 10.1016/j.finel.2008.06.006
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