Moving particle finite element method

Su Hao, Harold S. Park, Wing K Liu*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper presents the fundamental concepts behind the moving particle finite element method, which combines salient features of finite element and meshfree methods. The proposed method alleviates certain problems that plague meshfree techniques, such as essential boundary condition enforcement and the use of a separate background mesh to integrate the weak form. The method is illustrated via two-dimensional linear elastic problems. Numerical examples are provided to show the capability of the method in benchmark problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1937-1958
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Issue number8
StatePublished - Mar 20 2002


  • Impact
  • Large deformation
  • Meshfree
  • Nodal integration
  • Particle method
  • Penetration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Engineering(all)
  • Applied Mathematics


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