Multiregion boundary element analysis in geomechanics including body forces

Chih Ping Wu, Kuo Wei Tseng

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A multiregion boundary element method (BEM) is developed for the plane elasticity analysis in geomechanics including body forces. The boundary element scheme considers the zoned nonhomogeneoiis material property in the realistic soil media, and the body-force tenu in the scheme is transformed from domain to boundary integrals. A geomechanics problem of footing founded on a horizontal layer considering self weight is analyzed. The multiregion BEM solution is compared with other available solutions in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-232
Number of pages6
JournalComputer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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