A Convected Particle Least Square Interpolation Material Point Method

Quoc Anh Tran, Wojciech Tomasz Sołowski, Martin Berzins, James Guilkey

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Applying the Convected Particle Domain Interpolation (CPDI) to the Material Point Method has many advantages over the original Material Point Method, including significantly improved accuracy. However, in the large deformation regime, the CPDI still may not retain the expected convergence rate. The paper proposes an enhanced CPDI formulation based on least square reconstruction technique. The Convected Particle Least Square Interpolation (CPLS) Material Point Method assumes the velocity field inside the material point domain as non‐constant. This velocity field in the material point domain is mapped to the background grid nodes with a Moving Least Squares reconstruction. In this paper, we apply the Improved Moving Least Squares method to avoid the instability of the conventional Moving Least Squares method due to a singular matrix. The proposed algorithm can improve convergence rate, as illustrated by numerical examples using the Method of Manufactured Solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1068-1100
Number of pages33
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • convected particle domain interpolation
  • improved moving least squares
  • material point method
  • methods of manufactured solution
  • moving least squares
  • numerical convergence


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