© 1986

The Boundary Integral Equation Method in Axisymmetric Stress Analysis Problems


Part of the Lecture Notes in Engineering book series (LNENG, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-XI
  2. A. A. Bakr
    Pages 1-5
  3. A. A. Bakr
    Pages 6-38
  4. A. A. Bakr
    Pages 99-119
  5. A. A. Bakr
    Pages 133-175
  6. A. A. Bakr
    Pages 176-180
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 181-214

About this book


The Boundary Integral Equation (BIE) or the Boundary Element Method is now well established as an efficient and accurate numerical technique for engineering problems. This book presents the application of this technique to axisymmetric engineering problems, where the geometry and applied loads are symmetrical about an axis of rotation. Emphasis is placed on using isoparametric quadratic elements which exhibit excellent modelling capabilities. Efficient numerical integration schemes are also presented in detail. Unlike the Finite Element Method (FEM), the BIE adaptation to axisymmetric problems is not a straightforward modification of the two­ or three-dimensional formulations. Two approaches can be used; either a purely axisymmetric approach based on assuming a ring of load, or, alternatively, integrating the three-dimensional fundamental solution of a point load around the axis of rotational symmetry. Throughout this ~ook, both approaches are used and are shown to arrive at identi­ cal solutions. The book starts with axisymmetric potential problems and extends the formulation to elasticity, thermoelasticity, centrifugal and fracture mechanics problems. The accuracy of the formulation is demonstrated by solving several practical engineering problems and comparing the BIE solution to analytical or other numerical methods such as the FEM. This book provides a foundation for further research into axisymmetric prob­ lems, such as elastoplasticity, contact, time-dependent and creep prob­ lems.


elasticity energy finite element method fracture mechanics mechanics plasticity

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Computer Aided EngineeringNorth Staffordshire PolytechnicStaffordUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Boundary Integral Equation Method in Axisymmetric Stress Analysis Problems
  • Authors Adib A. Bakr
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Engineering
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-16030-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-82644-3
  • Series ISSN 0176-5035
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 213
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Classical Mechanics
    Engineering, general
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