An indirect time-domain boundary element method (BEM) is presented here for the treatment of 2D elastodynamic problems. The approximated solution in this method is formulated as a linear combination of a set of particular solutions, which are called bases. The displacement and stress fields of a basis are analytically derived by means of solving Lame's displacement potentials. A semi-collocation method is proposed to be the time-stepping algorithm. This method is equivalent to a displacement discontinuity method with piecewise linear discontinuities in both space and time. The resulting time-stepping scheme is explicit. The BEM is implemented to solve three numerical examples, Lamb's problem, half-plane with a buried crack and Selberg's problem. Though Lamb's problem is considered a difficult problem for numerical methods, the current numerical results for the surface displacements show accurately the characteristics of the Rayleigh wave. This method is efficient and accurate.
|Number of pages||28|
|Journal||International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2003 Jun 14|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Numerical Analysis
- Applied Mathematics