An h-p adaptive method using clouds

C. Armando Duarte, J. Tinsley Oden

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Several computational and mathematical features of the h-p cloud method are demonstrated in this paper. We show how h, p and h-p adaptivity can be implemented in the h-p cloud method without traditional grid concepts typical of finite element methods. The mathematical derivation of an a posteriori error estimate for the h-p cloud method is also presented. Several numerical examples illustrate the main ideas of the method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-262
Number of pages26
JournalComputer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Computer Science Applications


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