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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 87-96

Intensification of the Subsisting Methodology to Enhance DFM without Discretization


1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Velalar College of Engineering and Technology, Erode, India
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Knowledge Institute of Technology, Salem, India
3 Department of Mechanical Engineering, SNS College of Technology, Coimbatore, India
4 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Velammal Engineering College, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Radhakrishnan Kumaravelan
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Velalar College of Engineering and Technology, Erode
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0976-8580.99295

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In the design for manufacturing, mesh generation is a time-consuming and expensive process in the assembly and solution of the finite element equations. The conversion of solid models to finite element data is also time-consuming and often introduces numerous ambiguities. In this study, a new mesh-less method has been proposed for analyzing the plane stress problems. The Moving Least Squares (MLS) approximation has been used in generating the shape function. The results obtained by the proposed method have been compared with the analytical solution and finite element method (FEM) results. The proposed method gives more accurate results than the finite element approximation, with less computational effort.


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