Computational Mechanics

, Volume 39, Issue 4, pp 381–399 | Cite as

On the Analysis of an EFG Method Under Large Deformations and Volumetric Locking

  • Rodrigo RossiEmail author
  • Marcelo Krajnc Alves
Original Paper


This work investigates a modified element-free Galerkin (MEFG) method when applied to large deformation processes. The proposed EFG method enables the direct imposition of the essential boundary conditions, as a result of the kronecker delta property of the special shape functions, constructed in the neighborhood of the essential boundary. The plasticity model assumes a multiplicative decomposition of the deformation gradient into an elastic and a plastic part and considers a J 2 elasto-plastic constitutive relation that accounts for a nonlinear isotropic hardening. The constitutive model is written in terms of the rotated Kirchhoff stress and of the conjugate logarithmic strain measure. A total Lagrangian formulation is considered in order to improve the computational performance of the proposed algorithm. Here, aspects related to the volumetric locking are numerically investigated and an F-bar approach is considered. Some numerical results are presented, under axisymmetric and plane strain assumption, in order to attest the performance of the proposed method.


Finite strains Mesh-free EFG Volumetric locking 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de Engenharia MecânicaUniversidade de Caxias do Sul Cidade UniversitáriaCaxias do SulBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de Engenharia MecânicaUniversidade Federal de Santa CatarinaFlorianópolisBrazil

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