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A Cartesian-grid collocation method based on radial-basis-function networks for solving PDEs in irregular domains

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  • N. Mai-Duy,

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    1. Faculty of Engineering and Surveying, The University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
    • Faculty of Engineering and Surveying, The University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
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  • T. Tran-Cong

    1. Faculty of Engineering and Surveying, The University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
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Abstract

This paper reports a new Cartesian-grid collocation method based on radial-basis-function networks (RBFNs) for numerically solving elliptic partial differential equations in irregular domains. The domain of interest is embedded in a Cartesian grid, and the governing equation is discretized by using a collocation approach. The new features here are (a) one-dimensional integrated RBFNs are employed to represent the variable along each line of the grid, resulting in a significant improvement of computational efficiency, (b) the present method does not require complicated interpolation techniques for the treatment of Dirichlet boundary conditions in order to achieve a high level of accuracy, and (c) normal derivative boundary conditions are imposed by means of integration constants. The method is verified through the solution of second- and fourth-order PDEs; accurate results and fast convergence rates are obtained. © 2007 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Numer Methods Partial Differential Eq, 2007

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