## Abstract

The dual reciprocity method (DRM) is a technique to transform the domain integrals that appear in the boundary element method into equivalent boundary integrals. In this approach, the nonlinear terms are usually approximated by an interpolation applied to the convective terms of the Navier-Stokes equations. In this paper, we introduce a radial basis function interpolation scheme for the velocity field, that satisfies the continuity equation (mass conservative). The proposed method performs better than the classical interpolation used in the DRM approach to represent such a field. The new scheme together with a subdomain variation of the dual reciprocity method allows better approximation of the nonlinear terms in the Navier-Stokes equations.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 457-472 |

Number of pages | 16 |

Journal | Computers and Mathematics with Applications |

Volume | 43 |

Issue number | 3-5 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Feb 2002 |

Externally published | Yes |

## Keywords

- Boundary elements
- Dual reciprocity
- Mass conservative interpolation