Finite difference discretizations by differential quadrature techniques

Chang-New Chen

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A differential quadrature finite difference method (DQFDM) is proposed. The finite difference operators are derived by the differential quadrature (DQ). They can be obtained by using the weighting coefficients for DQ discretizations. The derivation is straightforward. By using different orders or the same order but different grid DQ discretizations for the same derivative or partial derivative, various finite difference operators for the same differential or partial differential operator can be obtained. Finite difference operators for unequally spaced and irregular grids can also be generated through the use of generic differential quadrature (GDQ). The derivation of higher order finite difference operators is also easy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)823-833
Number of pages11
JournalCommunications in Numerical Methods in Engineering
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • General Engineering
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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