Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 30–40 | Cite as

The meshless virtual boundary method and its applications to 2D elasticity problems

  • Haitao Sun
  • Yuanhan Wang


A novel numerical method for eliminating the singular integral and boundary effect is processed. In the proposed method, the virtual boundaries corresponding to the numbers of the true boundary arguments are chosen to be as simple as possible. An indirect radial basis function network (IRBFN) constructed by functions resulting from the indeterminate integral is used to construct the approaching virtual source functions distributed along the virtual boundaries. By using the linear superposition method, the governing equations presented in the boundaries integral equations (BIE) can be established while the fundamental solutions to the problems are introduced. The singular value decomposition (SVD) method is used to solve the governing equations since an optimal solution in the least squares sense to the system equations is available. In addition, no elements are required, and the boundary conditions can be imposed easily because of the Kronecker delta function properties of the approaching functions. Three classical 2D elasticity problems have been examined to verify the performance of the method proposed. The results show that this method has faster convergence and higher accuracy than the conventional boundary type numerical methods.

Key words

numerical method singular integral boundary effect radial basis function networks integral equation virtual boundary source function singular value decomposition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haitao Sun
    • 1
  • Yuanhan Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Civil Engineering and MechanicsHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina

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