A finite volume meshless local Petrov–Galerkin (FVMLPG) method is presented for elastodynamic problems. It is derived from the local weak form of the equilibrium equations by using the finite volume (FV) and the meshless local Petrov–Galerkin (MLPG) concepts. By incorporating the moving least squares (MLS) approximations for trial functions, the local weak form is discretized, and is integrated over the local subdomain for the transient structural analysis. The present numerical technique imposes a correction to the accelerations, to enforce the kinematic boundary conditions in the MLS approximation, while using an explicit time-integration algorithm. Numerical examples for solving the transient response of the elastic structures are included. The results demonstrate the efficiency and accuracy of the present method for solving the elastodynamic problems.
- Finite volume (FV)
- Meshless local Petrov–Galerkin (MLPG)