Table of Content

Open Access


A meshfree poly-cell Galerkin (MPG) approach for problems of elasticity and fracture

C. Zheng1, S. C. Wu2,3,4, X.H.Tang1, J. H. Zhang1
College of Water Resources and Hydropower, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 610065 P. R. China
School of Material Science and Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, 230009, P. R. China
Centre for Advanced Computations in Engineering Science (ACES), Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, 9 Engineering Drive 1, 117576 Singapore
Corresponding author. Email:

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2008, 38(2), 149-178.


A novel meshfree poly-cell Galerkin method is developed for problems of elasticity and fracture. To improve accuracy, a poly-cell support is proposed to ensure the alignment of shape function support and the integration domain. By orthonormalizing basis functions, the improved moving least-square is formulated soundly, in which frequent matrix inversions are avoided. The Nitsche's method is introduced to treat the essential boundary conditions. It is found that computed solutions are more accurate than those obtained using the circle support used in standard MLS. Furthermore, numerical results present the superconvergent property, compared with the theoretical values in both displacement and energy norms. In fracture analyses, the stress intensity factors can be evaluated independent of J-integral path with better accuracy, and rather smooth stress field can be achieved, even near to region of the crack tip. It is also found the present MPG works well even for extremely distorted meshes.


Meshfree, Poly-cell local support, Improved MLS, Superconvergence, Fracture.

Cite This Article

Zheng, C., Wu, S. C., , X., Zhang, J. H. (2008). A meshfree poly-cell Galerkin (MPG) approach for problems of elasticity and fracture. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 38(2), 149–178.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
  • 859


  • 670


  • 0


Share Link

WeChat scan