# meshfree methods

## A volume-averaged nodal projection method for the Reissner-Mindlin plate model

We introduce a novel meshfree Galerkin method for the solution of Reissner-Mindlin plate problems that is written in terms of the primitive variables only (i.e., rotations and transverse displacement) and is devoid of shear-locking.

## MLPG mixed collocation essential BC

I am currently implementing some meshfree methods in Matlab. I have already implemented the EFG method. Now I'm trying to implement the MLPG mixed collocation method, and here I run into a problem.

## EFG code!

Hi all,

The beginers to the EFG method may get quick start inside the method through the simple EFG code for bars and beams here !

Regards,

Canh Le

## Constrained Moving Least Squares (CMLS) Method

Hello,

I wish to ask where to find more references about application of constrained moving least squares method for imposing displacement bounday conditions in meshless methods. The most important advantage of CMLS over MLS is satisfying Kronecker delta function property, Hence such as finite element methods we can impose the essential boundary conditions in meshless method using CMLS approach.

Thank you,

Jafar Amani

## Coupling meshfree and Finite element methods

I just wanted to know if i can consider one part of a FE model as a meshless part and form the global stiffness matrix just by assembling the meshfree stiffness matrix corresponding to the meshfree zone and the FE stiffness matrix of the rest. And then apply the boundary conditions to the model and solve. I would use RKPM to generate the meshfree stiffness matrix.

## PhD Scholarship - Monash University, Australia

An Australian Research Council funded PhD Scholarship is available in the Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University in Australia in the area of computational mechanics. The objective of this project is to develop a multi-scale bifurcation-based decohesion model within the framework of the Material Point Method (MPM), one of the meshfree methods, for simulating glass fragmentation under blast loading.

## Maximum-Entropy approximants Matlab routines

Dear iMechanica colleagues,

I would like to announce that Matlab routines implementing the maximum-entropy approximation schemes presented in

Marino Arroyo and Michael Ortiz, “Local maximum-entropy approximation schemes: a seamless bridge between finite elements and meshfree methods”, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 65:2167–2202 (2006).