TY - EJOU
AU - Mojdehi, A. Rezaei
AU - Darvizeh, A.
AU - Basti, A.
TI - Application of Meshless Local Petrov-Galerkin (MLPG) Method to Three Dimensional Elasto-Plastic Problems Based on Deformation Theory of Plasticity
T2 - Computer Modeling in Engineering \& Sciences
PY - 2011
VL - 77
IS - 1
SN - 1526-1506
AB - In this paper, a meshless method based on the local petrov-galerkin approach is proposed for the three dimensional (3D) elasto-plastic problems. Galerkin weak-form formulation is applied to derive the discrete governing equations. A weak formulation for the set of governing equations is transformed into local integral equations on local sub-domains by using a unit test function. Nodal points are distributed in the 3D analyzed domain and each node is surrounded by a cubic sub-domain to which a local integral equation is applied. Three dimensional Moving Least-Square (MLS) approximation is used as shape function to approximate the field variable of scattered nodes in the problem domain. Hencky's total deformation theory is used to define effective elastic material parameters, which are treated as spatial field variables and considered as functions of the equilibrium stress state and material properties. These effective material parameters are obtained in an iterative process. Several example problems are presented to illustrate the effectiveness of the numerical approach.
KW - Meshless Local Petrov-Galerkin method
KW - Elasto-Plastic Analysis
KW - Hen -cky's Total Deformation Theory
KW - Three Dimensional Moving Least Square approximation
DO - 10.3970/cmes.2011.077.001