Title

A Comparison of Three Explicit Local Meshless Methods Using Radial Basis Functions

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2011

Department

Mathematics

Abstract

In this paper, three kinds of explicit local meshless methods are compared: the local method of approximate particular solutions (LMAPS), the local direct radial basis function collocation method (LDRBFCM) which are both first presented in this paper, and the local indirect radial basis function collocation method (LIRBFCM). In all three methods, the time discretization is performed in explicit way, the multiquadric radial basis functions (RBFs) are used to interpolate either initial temperature field and its derivatives or the Laplacian of the initial temperature field. The five-noded sub-domains are used in localization. Numerical results of simple diffusion equation with Dirichlet jump boundary condition are compared on uniform and random node arrangement, the accuracy and stabilities of these three local meshless methods are asserted. One can observe that the improvement of the accuracy with denser nodes and with smaller time steps for all three methods. All methods provide a similar accuracy in uniform node arrangement case. For random node arrangement, the LMAPS and the LDRBFCM perform better than the LIDRBFCM. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements

Volume

35

Issue

3

First Page

600

Last Page

609