Murdoch University Research Repository

Welcome to the Murdoch University Research Repository

The Murdoch University Research Repository is an open access digital collection of research
created by Murdoch University staff, researchers and postgraduate students.

Learn more

A new method for essential boundary conditions imposition in explicit meshless methods

Joldes, G.R., Chowdhury, H., Wittek, A. and Miller, K. (2017) A new method for essential boundary conditions imposition in explicit meshless methods. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 80 . pp. 94-104.

Link to Published Version:
*Subscription may be required


In this paper we present a new technique of enforcing Essential Boundary Conditions (EBC) in Meshless Methods (MMs) based on the Element Free Galerkin (EFG) principles. Imposing EBC is a fundamental issue in MMs. The imposition of prescribed displacement values on the boundary in MMs based on approximating shape functions is not as straightforward as in the Finite Element Method (FEM) because the meshless shape functions are generally not interpolating at nodes. Furthermore, many techniques of enforcing EBC are not compatible with explicit time integration schemes. This paper describes a new method of imposing EBC in EFG based MMs suitable for explicit time integration, named Essential Boundary Conditions Imposition in Explicit Meshless (EBCIEM). The effectiveness of the proposed method is demonstrated using both 2D and 3D numerical examples

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Information Technology
Publisher: Elsevier
Copyright: © 2017 Elsevier Ltd
Item Control Page Item Control Page