In Galerkin meshfree methods, because of a denser and unstructured connectivity, the creation and assembly of sparse matrices is expensive. Additionally, the cost of computing basis functions can be significant in problems requiring repetitive evaluations. We show that it is possible to overcome these two bottlenecks resorting to simple and effective algorithms. First, we create and fill the matrix by coarse-graining the connectivity between quadrature points and nodes. Second, we store only partial information about the basis functions, striking a balance between storage and computation. We show the performance of these strategies in relevant problems.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Modeling and Simulation
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanical Engineering
- Computer Science Applications