Mesh Free Methods: Moving Beyond the Finite Element Method by G.R. Liu
English | 29 July 2002 | ISBN: 0849312388 | 693 Pages | PDF | 25 MB
As we attempt to solve engineering problems of ever increasing complexity, so must we develop and learn new methods for doing so.
The Finite Difference Method used for centuries eventually gave way to Finite Element Methods (FEM), which better met the demands for flexibility, effectiveness, and accuracy in problems involving complex geometry. Now, however, the limitations of FEM are becoming increasingly evident, and a new and more powerful class of techniques is emerging.