On stabilization of the node-based smoothed finite element method for free vibration problems

Bui Xuan Thang, Nguyen Xuan Hung, Ngo Thanh Phong


The node-based smoothed finite element method (NS-FEM) has been recently proposed by Liu et al to enhance the computational effect for solid mechanics problems. However, it is evident that the NS-FEM behaves "overly-soft" and so it may lead to instability for dynamic problems. The instability can be clearly shown as spurious non-zero energy modes in free vibration analysis. In this paper, we present a stabilization of the node-based smoothed finite element method (SN-FEM) that is stable (no spurious non-zero energy modes) and more effective than the standard finite element method (FEM). Three numerical illustrations are given to evince the high reliability of the proposed formulation.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15625/0866-7136/32/3/303 Display counter: Abstract : 167 views. PDF : 199 views.


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