Orthogonal meshless finite volume method in shell analysis

Reza Moosavi, F. Delfanian, A Khelil

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An orthogonal meshless finite volume method has been presented to solve some shell problems. An orthogonal weighted basis function is used to construct shape function so there is no problem of
singularity in this new form. The formulation is verified through numerical examples of analysis of spatial shell structures. High computational efficiency and precision are other benefits of the method. Solving some sample problems of thin-walled structures show a good performance of this method.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
JournalFinite Elements in Analysis and Design
Early online date24 Jul 2012
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Meshless method
  • Finite volume method
  • Orthogonal moving least square
  • Shell


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