Moving Particle Finite Element Method

S. Hao, H.S. Park and W.K. Liu
International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 2003; 53:1937-1958


This paper presents the fundamental concepts behind the moving particle finite element method (MPFEM), which combines salient features of finite element and meshfree methods. The proposed method alleviates certain problems that plague meshfree techniques, such as essential boundary condition enforcement and the use of a separate background mesh to integrate the weak form. The method is illustrated via two-dimensional linear elastic problems. Numerical examples are provided to show the capability of the method in benchmark problems.

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