TY - JOUR

T1 - Evaluation of singular integrals for anisotropic elastic boundary element analysis

AU - Hwu, Chyanbin

AU - Ko, Han Bin

AU - Lo, Ting Hsiang

AU - Hsu, Chia Wen

N1 - Funding Information:
The authors would like to thank the Ministry of Science and Technology , Taiwan, Republic of China, for the support through Grant MOST 106-2221-E-006-127-MY3 .
Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 Elsevier Inc.

PY - 2020/5

Y1 - 2020/5

N2 - To improve the numerical evaluation of weakly singular integrals appearing in the boundary element method, a logarithmic Gaussian quadrature formula is usually suggested in the literature. In this formula the singular function is expressed in terms of the distance between source point and field point, which is a real variable. When an anisotropic elastic solid is considered, most of the existing fundamental solutions are written in terms of complex variables. When the problems with holes, cracks, inclusions, or interfaces are considered, to suit for the shape of the boundaries usually a mapping function is introduced and then the solutions are expressed in terms of mapped complex variables. To deal with the trouble induced by the complex variables, in this study through proper change of variables we develop a simple way to improve the evaluation of weakly singular integrals, especially for the problems of anisotropic elastic solids containing holes, cracks, inclusions, or interfaces. By simple matrix expansion, the proposed method is extended to the problems with piezoelectric or magneto-electro-elastic solids. By using the dual reciprocity method, the proposed method employed for the elastostatic fundamental solution can also be applied to the elastodynamic analysis.

AB - To improve the numerical evaluation of weakly singular integrals appearing in the boundary element method, a logarithmic Gaussian quadrature formula is usually suggested in the literature. In this formula the singular function is expressed in terms of the distance between source point and field point, which is a real variable. When an anisotropic elastic solid is considered, most of the existing fundamental solutions are written in terms of complex variables. When the problems with holes, cracks, inclusions, or interfaces are considered, to suit for the shape of the boundaries usually a mapping function is introduced and then the solutions are expressed in terms of mapped complex variables. To deal with the trouble induced by the complex variables, in this study through proper change of variables we develop a simple way to improve the evaluation of weakly singular integrals, especially for the problems of anisotropic elastic solids containing holes, cracks, inclusions, or interfaces. By simple matrix expansion, the proposed method is extended to the problems with piezoelectric or magneto-electro-elastic solids. By using the dual reciprocity method, the proposed method employed for the elastostatic fundamental solution can also be applied to the elastodynamic analysis.

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U2 - 10.1016/j.apm.2019.12.022

DO - 10.1016/j.apm.2019.12.022

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85077323472

VL - 81

SP - 128

EP - 143

JO - Applied Mathematical Modelling

JF - Applied Mathematical Modelling

SN - 0307-904X

ER -