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Differential Quadrature Method in Computational Mechanics: A Review

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Charles W. Bert, Moinuddin Malik

School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman OK 73019-0601

Appl. Mech. Rev 49(1), 1-28 (Jan 01, 1996) (28 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3101882 History: Online April 20, 2009

Abstract

The differential quadrature method is a numerical solution technique for initial and/or boundary problems. It was developed by the late Richard Bellman and his associates in the early 70s and, since then, the technique has been successfully employed in a variety of problems in engineering and physical sciences. The method has been projected by its proponents as a potential alternative to the conventional numerical solution techniques such as the finite difference and finite element methods. This paper presents a state-of-the-art review of the differential quadrature method, which should be of general interest to the computational mechanics community.

Copyright © 1996 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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