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Title: A point assembly method for stress analysis for two-dimensional solids
Authors: Liu, G.R. 
Keywords: Element free Galerkin method
Element free method
Finite element method
Finite point method
Mesh free method
Meshless method
Numerical analysis
Issue Date: 14-Dec-2001
Citation: Liu, G.R. (2001-12-14). A point assembly method for stress analysis for two-dimensional solids. International Journal of Solids and Structures 39 (1) : 261-276. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A novel point assembly method (PAM) is presented for stress analysis for two-dimensional solids. In the present method, the boundaries of the problem domain are represented by a set of discrete points, and the domain itself is represented by properly scattered points. The displacement in the influence triangular areas of a point is interpolated by the displacements at the point and pairs of surrounding points using shape functions. The shape functions used in this work are obtained in the same way as those of a triangular element in the conventional finite element method (FEM). A variational (weak) form of the equilibrium equation is used to produce a set of system equations. These equations are assembled for all the points in the domain, and solved for the displacement field. Stresses and strains at a point are then computed using the displacements obtained for the point and pairs of the surrounding points. A PAM program with an automatic point-searching algorithm has been developed in FORTRAN. Patch tests and convergence studies have been carried out to verify the convergence of the present method and program. Examples are also presented to demonstrate the efficiency and accuracy of the present method compared with analytical solutions as well as the conventional FEM solutions. © 2001 Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.
Source Title: International Journal of Solids and Structures
ISSN: 00207683
DOI: 10.1016/S0020-7683(01)00172-X
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