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Smoothed Finite Element Method

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Show simple item record Dai, K.Y. Liu, Guirong 2007-01-31T14:49:04Z 2007-01-31T14:49:04Z 2007-01
dc.description.abstract In this paper, the smoothed finite element method (SFEM) is proposed for 2D elastic problems by incorporation of the cell-wise strain smoothing operation into the conventional finite elements. When a constant smoothing function is chosen, area integration becomes line integration along cell boundaries and no derivative of shape functions is needed in computing the field gradients. Both static and dynamic numerical examples are analyzed in the paper. Compared with the conventional FEM, the SFEM achieves more accurate results and generally higher convergence rate in energy without increasing computational cost. In addition, as no mapping or coordinate transformation is performed in the SFEM, the element is allowed to be of arbitrary shape. Hence the well-known issue of the shape distortion of isoparametric elements can be resolved. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Computational Engineering (CE) en
dc.subject Finite Element Method (FEM) en
dc.subject Gauss Quadrature en
dc.subject Isoparametric Element en
dc.subject Smoothed Finite Element Method (SFEM) en
dc.subject Strain Smoothing en
dc.title Smoothed Finite Element Method en
dc.type Article en

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