Meshfree Particle Methods

  • Shaofan Li
  • Wing Kam Liu

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About this book


Meshfree Particle Methods is a comprehensive and systematic exposition of particle methods, meshfree Galerkin and partitition of unity methods, molecular dynamics methods, and multiscale methods. Most theories, computational formulations, and simulation results presented are recent developments in meshfree methods. They were either just published recently or even have not been published yet, many of them resulting from the authors´ own research. The presentation of the technical content is heuristic and explanatory with a balance between mathematical rigor and engineering practice. It can be used as a graduate textbook or a comprehensive source for researchers, providing the state of the art on Meshfree Particle Methods.


Computational mechanics Finite Elements Galerkin method Numerical techniques Reproducing Kernel Element Method Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Theorie finite element method molecular dynamics simulation

Authors and affiliations

  • Shaofan Li
    • 1
  • Wing Kam Liu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Enviromental EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Direction of NSF Summer Institute on Nano Mechanics and MaterialsNorthwestern University Department of Mechanical EngineeringEvastonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-22256-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-71471-2
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