The purpose of this paper is to introduce a new method called simultaneous elimination and back-substitution method (SEBSM) to solve a system of linear equations as a new finite element method (FEM) solver.
In this paper, a new technique assembling the global stiffness matrix will be proposed and meanwhile the direct method SEBSM will be applied to solve the equations formed in FEM.
The SEBSM solver for FEM with the present assembling technique has distinct advantages in both computational time and memory space occupation over the conventional methods, such as the Gauss elimination and LU decomposition methods.
The developed solver requires less memory space no matter the coefficient matrix is a typical sparse matrix or not, and it is applicable to both symmetric and unsymmetrical linear systems of equations. The processes of assembling matrix and dealing with constraints are straightforward, so it is convenient for coding. Compared to the previous solvers, the proposed solver has favorable universality and good performances.
This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation (11172055, 11302040), China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2014T70244), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (DUT15RC(4)39) and the Project about Star of Science and Technology in Dalian (2015R046).
Liu, Y., Lv, J. and Gao, X. (2016), "The application of simultaneous elimination and back-substitution method (SEBSM) in finite element method", Engineering Computations, Vol. 33 No. 8, pp. 2339-2355. https://doi.org/10.1108/EC-10-2015-0287Download as .RIS
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