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Campus Access Master's Report
Master of Science in Applied Physics (MS)
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Department of Physics
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Radial basis functions (RBF) is a relative young numerical method combines the power of both FD and FEM. It is easy to code and yet can treat complicated geometries. In addition, it can be generalized to any dimension without much difficulty. An important feature of RBF is that it requires only a node cloud as opposed to FEM which requires a node cloud and a mesh generation. As a result, RBF is expected to outperform FEM in problems where adaptive mesh is necessary.
Rezaei, Seyed Mostafa, "RADIAL BASIS FUNCTION METHOD FOR COMPUTATIONAL PHOTONICS", Campus Access Master's Report, Michigan Technological University, 2021.