Boundary Element Analysis

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Finite element method (FEM) and boundary element method (BEM) are two important and popular techniques for practical engineering problems. The main advantages of BEM over FEM are the reduction of the problem dimension by one and the exact satisfaction of certain boundary conditions for particular problems if their associated fundamental solutions are embedded in boundary element formulation. To know how BEM works, an overview will be presented in the first Section of this Chapter. To employ the special fundamental solutions for certain particular problems, some fundamental solutions derived from the Green’s functions presented in the previous Chapters are shown in Sects. 15.2 and 15.3 for two-dimensional problems and coupled stretching-bending problems with an infinite space, holes, cracks, inclusions, and interfaces, etc. Following these Sections are the BEMs for two-dimensional anisotropic elastic analysis, piezoelectric/MEE analysis, viscoelastic analysis, thermoelastic analysis, dynamic analysis, coupled stretching-bending analysis, contact analysis, and three-dimensional analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolid Mechanics and its Applications
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages110
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameSolid Mechanics and its Applications
ISSN (Print)0925-0042
ISSN (Electronic)2214-7764

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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