Numerical Simulation of 1D Linear Telegraph Equation With Variable Coefficients Using Meshless Local Radial Point Interpolation (‎MLRPI)

Document Type: Research Paper


Department of Applied Mathematics, Imam Khomeini International University, Qazvin, ‎Iran.


In the current work, we implement the meshless local radial point interpolation (MLRPI) method to find numerical solution of one-dimensional linear telegraph equations with variable coefficients. The MLRPI method, as a meshless technique, does not require any background integration cells and all integrations are carried out locally over small quadrature domains of regular shapes, such as lines in one dimensions, circles or squares in two dimensions and spheres or cubes in three dimensions. Weak form formulation of the discretized equations has been constructed on local subdomains, hence the domain and boundary integrals in the weak form methods can easily be evaluated over the regularly shaped subdomains by some numerical quadratures. Radial basis functions augmented with monomials are used in to create shape functions. These shape functions have delta function property. Also the time derivatives is eliminated by using two-step finite differences approximation. Two illustrative numerical examples are given to show the stability and accuracy of the present method.