An indirect elastostatic boundary element method with analytic bases

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A new indirect boundary element method (BEM) for two-dimensional elastostatic problems is presented in this article. The numerical solutions are approximated by linear combinations of a family of particular elastostatic solutions called bases. Displacements and stresses for the bases are in closed form. This method is equivalent to a displacement discontinuity method with a continuous piecewise linear density function. Three numerical examples are presented to study the accuracy of the BEM. The results show this method can deal with in-boundary stress without special treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2402-2413
Number of pages12
JournalComputers and Structures
Issue number23-24
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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