In this article, we study effect of numerical integration on Galerkin meshless method (GMM), applied to approximate solutions of elliptic partial differential equations with essential boundary conditions (EBC). It is well-known that it is difficult to impose the EBC on the standard approximation space used in GMM. We have used the Nitsche's approach, which was introduced in context of finite element method, to impose the EBC. We refer to this approach as the meshless Nitsche's method (MNM). We require that the numerical integration rule satisfies (a) a “discrete Green's identity” on polynomial spaces, and (b) a “conforming condition” involving the additional integration terms introduced by the Nitsche's approach. Based on such numerical integration rules, we have obtained a convergence result for MNM with numerical integration, where the shape functions reproduce polynomials of degree k ≥ 1. Though we have presented the analysis for the nonsymmetric MNM, the analysis could be extended to the symmetric MNM similarly. Numerical results have been presented to illuminate the theoretical results and to demonstrate the efficiency of the algorithms.Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Numer Methods Partial Differential Eq 30: 265–288, 2014
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