Numerical computation software package of radial basis function based on Matlab
JIANG Xinrong,CHEN Wen,CHEN Lin(Center for Numerical Simulation Software in Eng. & Sci.,Hohai Univ.,Nanjing 210098,China)
To promote the development of computation software on the basis of meshless methods,a numerical software package developed by Matlab based on Radial Basis Function(RBF) is introduced,the theoretical basis,design ideas as well as the functions and features of the package are described,and the usage process is illustrated through a numerical example solved by Boundary Knot Method(BKM). The software package can handle various practical problems by selecting proper numerical algorithms according to different mathematical or physical models. It can also be used to compare the results obtained by different numerical algorithms. Furthermore,the advantages and disadvantages of developing numerical compuation software based on Matlab are discussed in details.