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5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
CONTEMPORARY ACHIEVEMENTS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING 2017 , 2017.y., pp. 359-368


THE NEXT STAGE IN NUMERICAL ANALYSIS – AN OVERVIEW OF MESHFREE METHODS
 
DOI: 10.14415/konferencijaGFS2017.037
UDC: 519.673:624.042
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Author : Paunović, Stepa; Nešović, Ivan; Milić, Miloš; Vacev, Todor
 
 Summary:
 Finite element method (FEM) has been successfully used for solving a wide range of engineering problems. However, in some cases the application of FEM is impractical or even impossible. Therefore new methods have been invented that do not need a mesh of elements, but rather rely on approximating the field variable by a set of nodal values - Meshfree (M-Free) or Meshless methods. This paper presents a short overview of the concepts and types of M-free methods, bringing engineers' attention to the new possibilities that they provide.
 
 Keywords:
 Meshfree, M-Free method, FEM, crack modelling, EFG, PIM