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An Advanced Time-Discontinuous Galerkin Finite Element Method for Structural Dynamics

Chyou-Chi Chien, Tong-Yue Wu1

Department of Civil Engineering, Chung-Yuan University, Chung-Li, 32023, Taiwan. e-mail: chyouchi@cycu.edu.tw

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2001, 2(2), 213-226. https://doi.org/10.3970/cmes.2001.002.213

Abstract

This study presents a novel computational method for implementing the time finite element formulation for the equations of linear structural dynamics. The proposed method adopts the time-discontinuous Galerkin method, in which both the displacement and velocity variables are represented independently by second-order interpolation functions in the time domain. The solution algorithm derived utilizes a predictor/multi-corrector technique that can effectively obtain the solutions for the resulting system of coupled equations. The numerical implementation of the time-discontinuous Galerkin finite element method is verified through several benchmark problems. Numerical results are compared with exact and accepted solutions from previous literature. Since a fifth-order accurate algorithm ensues by using quadratic interpolations for displacement and velocity, numerical results significantly improve in stability and accuracy for structural dynamics problems.

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Chien, C., Wu, T. (2001). An advanced time-discontinuous galerkin finite element method for structural dynamics. Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 2(2), 213-226. https://doi.org/10.3970/cmes.2001.002.213
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Chien C, Wu T. An advanced time-discontinuous galerkin finite element method for structural dynamics. Comput Model Eng Sci. 2001;2(2):213-226 https://doi.org/10.3970/cmes.2001.002.213
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C. Chien and T. Wu, "An Advanced Time-Discontinuous Galerkin Finite Element Method for Structural Dynamics," Comput. Model. Eng. Sci., vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 213-226. 2001. https://doi.org/10.3970/cmes.2001.002.213



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