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See detailA natural neighbour method for materially non linear problems based on Fraeijs de Veubeke variational principle
Xiang, Li; Cescotto, Serge ULg; Rossi, Barbara ULg

in Acta Mechanica Sinica (2009), 25(1), 83-93

The natural neighbour method can be considered as one of many variants of the meshless methods. In the present paper, a new approach based on the Fraeijs de Veubeke (FdV) functional, which is initially ... [more ▼]

The natural neighbour method can be considered as one of many variants of the meshless methods. In the present paper, a new approach based on the Fraeijs de Veubeke (FdV) functional, which is initially developed for linear elasticity, is extended to the case of geometrically linear but materially non-linear solids. The new approach provides an original treatment to two classical problems: the numerical evaluation of the integrals over the domain A and the enforcement of boundary conditions of the type u i = ũ i on S u . In the absence of body forces (F i = 0), it will be shown that the calculation of integrals can be avoided and that boundary conditions of the type u i = ũ i on S u can be imposed in the average sense in general and exactly if ũ i is linear between two contour nodes, which is obviously the case for ũ i = 0. [less ▲]

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