An automatic adaptive refinement procedure for the reproducing kernel particle method. Part I : stress recovery and a posteriori error estimation
Lee, Chi King
Shuai, Y. Y.
Date of Issue2006
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
In this study, an adaptive refinement procedure using the reproducing kernel particle method (RKPM) for the solution of 2D elastostatic problems is suggested. This adaptive refinement procedure is based on the Zienkiewicz and Zhu (Z-Z) error estimator for the a posteriori error estimation and an adaptive finite point mesh generator for new point mesh generation. The presentation of the work is divided into two parts. In Part I, concentration will be paid on the stress recovery and the a posteriori error estimation processes for the RKPM. The proposed error estimator is different from most recovery type error estimators suggested previously in such a way that, rather than using the least squares fitting approach, the recovery stress field is constructed by an extraction function approach. Numerical studies using 2D benchmark boundary value problems indicated that the recovered stress field obtained is more accurate and converges at a higher rate than the RKPM stress field. In Part II of the study, concentration will be shifted to the development of an adaptive refinement algorithm for the RKPM.
DRNTU::Engineering::Civil engineering::Structures and design
© 2006 Springer-Verlag. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Computational Mechanics, Springer-Verlag. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [Article DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00466-006-0140-z].