zbMATH — the first resource for mathematics

Examples
Geometry Search for the term Geometry in any field. Queries are case-independent.
Funct* Wildcard queries are specified by * (e.g. functions, functorial, etc.). Otherwise the search is exact.
"Topological group" Phrases (multi-words) should be set in "straight quotation marks".
au: Bourbaki & ti: Algebra Search for author and title. The and-operator & is default and can be omitted.
Chebyshev | Tschebyscheff The or-operator | allows to search for Chebyshev or Tschebyscheff.
"Quasi* map*" py: 1989 The resulting documents have publication year 1989.
so: Eur* J* Mat* Soc* cc: 14 Search for publications in a particular source with a Mathematics Subject Classification code (cc) in 14.
"Partial diff* eq*" ! elliptic The not-operator ! eliminates all results containing the word elliptic.
dt: b & au: Hilbert The document type is set to books; alternatively: j for journal articles, a for book articles.
py: 2000-2015 cc: (94A | 11T) Number ranges are accepted. Terms can be grouped within (parentheses).
la: chinese Find documents in a given language. ISO 639-1 language codes can also be used.

Operators
a & b logic and
a | b logic or
!ab logic not
abc* right wildcard
"ab c" phrase
(ab c) parentheses
Fields
any anywhere an internal document identifier
au author, editor ai internal author identifier
ti title la language
so source ab review, abstract
py publication year rv reviewer
cc MSC code ut uncontrolled term
dt document type (j: journal article; b: book; a: book article)
Element-free Galerkin method: Convergence of the continuous and discontinuous shape functions. (English) Zbl 0918.73125
Summary: We consider numerical solutions of second-order elliptic partial differential equations, such as Laplace’s equation, or linear elasticity, in two-dimensional, non-convex domains by the element-free Galerkin method (EFG). This is a meshless method in which the shape functions are constructed by using weight functions of compact support. For non-convex domains, two approaches to the determination of whether a node affects approximation at a particular point are used, a contained path criterion, and the visibility criterion. We show that for non-convex domains the visibility criterion leads to discontinuous weight functions and discontinuous shape functions. The resulting approximation is no longer conforming, and its convergence must be established by inspection of the so-called consistency term. We show that the variant of the element-free Galerkin method which uses the discontinuous shape functions, is convergent, and that, in the practically important case of linear shape functions, the convergence rate is not affected by the discontinuities. The convergence of the discontinuous approximation is first established by the classical and generalized patch test. As these tests do not provide an estimate of the convergence rate, the rate of convergence in the energy norm is examined, for both the continuous and discontinuous EFG shape functions and for smooth and non-smooth solutions by a direct inspection of the error terms.
MSC:
74S05Finite element methods in solid mechanics
65N30Finite elements, Rayleigh-Ritz and Galerkin methods, finite methods (BVP of PDE)