A Mesh-Free Parallel Moving Least-Squares-based Interpolation Method for the Application in Aeroelastic Simulations With the Flow Simulator

  • Andreas SchusterEmail author
  • Lars Reimer
  • Jens Neumann
Conference paper
Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design book series (NNFM, volume 132)


A mesh-free interpolation method for the use in aeroelastic aircraft simulations was implemented. The method is based on a weighted moving least-squares (MLS) approach for solving the spatial coupling problem arising in such problems. The paper presents the fundamentals of the MLS-based method and its advantages over the popular and often-used mesh-free interpolation method of Wendland et al. [1, 2]. Further emphasis is put on the description of the parallel implementation of the MLS-based method. The effectiveness of the method is demonstrated with selected interpolation test cases.


Radial Basis Function Interpolation Method Mesh Point Support Point Structural Mesh 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department C2A2S2E, German Aerospace Center (DLR)Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow TechnologyBraunschweigGermany
  2. 2.German Aerospace Center (DLR)Institute of AeroelasticityGöttingenGermany

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