A coupled finite element – element-free Galerkin method. (English) Zbl 0840.73058

Summary: A procedure is developed for coupling meshless methods such as the element-free Galerkin method with finite element methods. The coupling is developed so that continuity and consistency are preserved on the interface elements. Results are presented for both elastostatic and elastodynamic problems, including a problem with crack growth.


74S05 Finite element methods applied to problems in solid mechanics
74R99 Fracture and damage
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