Engineering with Computers

, Volume 35, Issue 1, pp 101–113 | Cite as

Solving viscoelastic problems with cyclic symmetry via a temporally adaptive EFG-SB partitioning algorithm

  • Xiaofeng Guo
  • Haitian YangEmail author
Original Article


Based upon a combination of a temporally-piecewise adaptive algorithm with an Element-Free Galerkin Scaled Boundary Method (EFG-SBM), a partitioning algorithm is presented for the two-dimensional viscoelastic analysis of cyclically symmetric structures. By expanding variables at a discretized time interval, the variations of variables can be described more precisely, and a space–time domain-coupled problem can be converted into a series of recurrent boundary value problems which are solved by an EFG-SBM-based partitioning algorithm via an adaptive computing process. Numerical examples are given to verify the proposed algorithm in terms of computing accuracy and efficiency.


Viscoelasticity Cyclic symmetry Element-free Galerkin-scaled boundary method Temporally piecewise adaptive algorithm 



The research leading to this paper is funded by NSF [11572068], NKBRSF [2015CB057804], Natural Science Funding of Liaoning Province [201602115].


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Civil and safety EngineeringDalian Jiaotong UniversityDalianPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Dept. of Engineering Mechanics, State Key Lab of Structural Analysis for Industrial EquipmentDalian University of TechnologyDalianPeople’s Republic of China

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