Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

International Journal for Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics, Taylor & Francis Group, Volume 7, Issue 6, Number 6, p.445–459 (2006)

URL:

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15502280600790546

Keywords:

Composite Numerical Integration, Finite element method, Gauss Legendre Quadrature Rules, Standard 2-Cube, Standard Tetrahedron, Tetrahedral Regions, Triangular Prisms

Abstract:

In this paper, we first present a Gauss Legendre Quadrature rule for the evaluation of I = ∫∫∫T f(x,y,z) dxdydz , where f(x,y,z) is an analytic function in x,y,z and T is the standard tetrahedral region: {(x,y,z) |0 ≤ x,y,z ≤ 1,x + y + z ≤ 1} in three space ( x,y,z) . We then use the transformations x = x(ξ,η,ζ), y = y (ξ,η,ζ) and z = z(ξ,η,ζ) to change the integral I into an equivalent integral I = ∫− 1 1∫− 1 1∫− 1 1f(x(ξ,η,ζ),y(ξ,η,ζ),z(ξ,η,ζ)) dξ dη dζ over the standard 2-cube in (ξ,η,ζ) space: {(ξ,η,ζ) | − 1 ≤ ξ,η,ζ ≤ 1} . We then apply the one-dimensional Gauss Legendre Quadrature rule in ξ , η and ζ variables to arrive at an efficient quadrature rule with new weight coefficients and new sampling points. Then a second Gauss Legendre Quadrature rule of composite type is obtained. This rule is derived by discretising the tetrahedral region T into four new tetrahedra Ti c ( i = 1,2,3,4) of equal size, which are obtained by joining centroid of T, c = (1/4, 1/4, 1/4) to the four vertices of T. Use of the affine transformations defined over each Ti c and the linearity property of integrals leads to the result:

Cite this Research Publication

H. T. Rathod, Venkatesudu, B., and Nagaraja, K. V., “On the application of two symmetric Gauss Legendre quadrature rules for composite numerical integration over a tetrahedral region”, International Journal for Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics, vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 445–459, 2006.

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