meshless method

Optimal variable support size for mesh-free approaches using genetic algorithm

The main difficulty of the meshless methods is related to the support of shape functions.  These methods become stable when sufficiently large support is used.  Rather larger support size leads to higher calculation costs and greatly degraded quality.  The continuous adjustment of the support size to approximate the shape functions during the simulation can avoid this problem, but the choice of the support size relative to the local density is not a trivial problem.  In the present work, we deal with finding a reasonable size of influence domain by using a genetic algorithm coupled with hig