WIT Press


A Study On The Source Points Locations In The Method Of Fundamental Solution

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE020281

Volume

32

Pages

16

Published

2002

Size

545 kb

Author(s)

G S A Fam & Y F Rashed

Abstract

This paper demonstrates that the placement of sources in the MFS can be chosen arbitrary. Unlike the popular belief, which recommends placing them in a zone within a certain limit horn the boundary, it was found that placing them at the infinity(numerically: very large distances)might provide the most stable results. It has been demonstrated also that the number of sources is totally independent of the number of boundary points. It is recommended that the number of sources should be less than that of the boundary points.

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