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Element-free galerkin method for plane stress problems

Akyazı, Fatma Dilay
In this study, the Element-Free Galerkin (EFG) method has been used for the analysis of plane stress problems. A computer program has been developed by using FORTRAN language. The moving least squares (MLS) approximation has been used in generating shape functions. The results obtained by the EFG method have been compared with analytical solution and the numerical results obtained by MSC. Patran/Nastran. The comparisons show that the mesh free method gives more accurate results than the finite element approximation with less computational effort.