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Review on the local weak form-based meshless method (MLPG): Developments and Applications in Ocean Engineering

Sriram, V. & Ma, Q. ORCID: 0000-0001-5579-6454 (2021). Review on the local weak form-based meshless method (MLPG): Developments and Applications in Ocean Engineering. Applied Ocean Research, 116, article number 102883. doi: 10.1016/j.apor.2021.102883


This paper reviews the developments and applications of meshfree method based on MLPG (Meshless Local Petrov Galerkin) in ocean engineering, primarily from the work carried out at IIT Madras and City, University of London, UK. Apart from discussing the various stages in the model development, this paper will also reports its applications to small amplitude waves, wave overtopping and breaking, porous layers, long wave run-up, vegetation, floating bodies in waves, wave interaction with elastic structure and two phase flow modelling. Generally, the Navier – Stokes equation will lead to numerical dissipation for long distance propagations and increase in computational time. In order to avoid this, one needs to look for a physics based approach. One of the successfully implemented approaches in MLPG is by coupling with fully nonlinear potential flow theory (FNPT), either one-way or two-way. In this paper, we bring out the advantages and implementation issues of MLPG. The paper also discuss the relationship with ISPH/MPS methods and some concepts that are adopted in both formulations. The paper ends with the key challenges and future directions in the development of the numerical method.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2021. This article has been published in Applied Ocean Research by Elsevier. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Publisher Keywords: MLPG; MLPG_R; Local weak form; violent wave breaking; wave-elastic structure interactions; floating body; variable spaced approach
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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