7. Meshless Methods

  1. W. J. Minkowycz2,
  2. E. M. Sparrow3 and
  3. J. Y. Murthy4
  1. D. W. Pepper

Published Online: 21 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470172599.ch7

Handbook of Numerical Heat Transfer, Second Edition

Handbook of Numerical Heat Transfer, Second Edition

How to Cite

Pepper, D. W. (2000) Meshless Methods, in Handbook of Numerical Heat Transfer, Second Edition (eds W. J. Minkowycz, E. M. Sparrow and J. Y. Murthy), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470172599.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MC 251), 842 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60607-7022, USA

  2. 3

    University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 111 Church Street, S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

  3. 4

    Purdue University, School of Mechanical Engineering, 1288 Mechanical Engineering Building, West Lafavette, IN 47907-1288, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Nevada, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154-4027, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 22 DEC 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471348788

Online ISBN: 9780470172599



  • diffuse element methods;
  • smooth-particle hydrodynamis methods;
  • element-free Galerkin methods;
  • moving least-squares methods;
  • radial basis functions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Application of Meshless Methods

  • Example Cases

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • Nomenclature

  • References