par Suleau, Stéphane ;Bouillard, Philippe
Référence Computer Assisted Mechanics and Engineering Sciences, 8, 2-3, page (455-468)
Publication Publié, 2001
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : It is well known today that the standard finite element method (FEM) is unreliable to compute approximate solutions of the Helmholtz equation for high wavenumbers due to the pollution effect, consisting mainly of the dispersion, i.e. the numerical wavelength is longer than the exact one. Unless highly refined meshes are used, FEM solutions lead to unacceptable solutions in terms of precision. The paper presents an application of the Element-Free Galerkin Method (EFGM) leading to extremely accurate results in comparison with the FEM. Moreover, the present meshless formulation is not restricted to regular distribution of nodes as some stabilisation methods and a simple but real-life problem is investigated in order to show the improvement in the accuracy of the numerical results, as compared with FEM results.