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    A Dual Hybrid Boundary Node Method for 2D Elastodynamics Problems

    Yu Miao1, Qiao Wang1, Bihai Liao1,2, Junjie Zheng1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.53, No.1, pp. 1-22, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.053.001
    Abstract As a truly meshless method, the Hybrid Boundary Node method (Hybrid BNM) does not require a `boundary element mesh', either for the purpose of interpolation of the solution variables or for the integration of `energy'. This paper presents a further development of the Hybrid BNM to the 2D elastodynamics. Based on the radial basis function (RBF) and the Hybrid BNM, it presents an inherently meshless, boundary-only technique, which named dual hybrid boundary node method (DHBNM), for solving 2D elastodynamics. In this study, the RBFs are employed to approximate the inhomogeneous terms via dual reciprocity method (DRM), while the general solution… More >

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    Solution Methods for Nonsymmetric Linear Systems with Large off-Diagonal Elements and Discontinuous Coefficients

    Dan Gordon1, Rachel Gordon2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.53, No.1, pp. 23-46, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.053.023
    Abstract Linear systems with very large off-diagonal elements and discontinuous coefficients (LODC systems) arise in some modeling cases, such as those involving heterogeneous media. Such problems are usually solved by domain decomposition methods, but these can be difficult to implement on unstructured grids or when the boundaries between subdomains have a complicated geometry. Gordon and Gordon have shown that Björck and Elfving's (sequential) CGMN algorithm and their own block-parallel CARP-CG are very robust and efficient on strongly convection dominated cases (but without discontinuous coefficients). They have also shown that scaling the equations by dividing each equation by the L2-norm of its… More >

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    A Scalar Homotopy Method for Solving an Over/Under-Determined System of Non-Linear Algebraic Equations

    Chein-Shan Liu1, Weichung Yeih2, Chung-Lun Kuo3, Satya N. Atluri4
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.53, No.1, pp. 47-72, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.053.047
    Abstract Iterative algorithms for solving a system of nonlinear algebraic equations (NAEs): Fi(xj) = 0, i, j = 1,... ,n date back to the seminal work of Issac Newton. Nowadays a Newton-like algorithm is still the most popular one to solve the NAEs, due to the ease of its numerical implementation. However, this type of algorithm is sensitive to the initial guess of solution, and is expensive in terms of the computations of the Jacobian matrix ∂Fi/∂xj and its inverse at each iterative step. In addition, the Newton-like methods restrict one to construct an iteration procedure for n-variables by using n-equations,… More >

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    Slow Rotation of an Axisymmetric Slip Particle about Its Axis of Revolution

    Yi W. Wan1, Huan J. Keh2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.53, No.1, pp. 73-94, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.053.073
    Abstract The problem of the rotation of a rigid particle of revolution about its axis in a viscous fluid is studied theoretically in the steady limit of low Reynolds number. The fluid is allowed to slip at the surface of the particle. A singularity method based on the principle of distribution of a set of spherical singularities along the axis of revolution within a prolate particle or on the fundamental plane within an oblate particle is used to find the general solution for the fluid velocity field that satisfies the boundary condition at infinity. The slip condition on the surface of… More >

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