A plane strain problem solved by the isogeometric boundary element method
The solution to engineering problems usually involves the use of computer engineering software. Generally, this type of software is based on the finite element method, which corresponds to a numerical method to solve the mechanical problems of continuum mechanics. However, in recent years an alternative approach called isogeometric analysis method has been developed, which consists of taking as a model of analysis the design developed in computer-aided engineering software. Also, this method has been implemented with the other numerical methods used for continuum mechanics. The present work shows the implementation of the isogeometric analysis in conjunction with the boundary element method to solve a plane strain problem. The results show that it is efficient and also, due to its nature of working on the border of the study body, this methodology uses fewer degrees of freedom.
KeywordsIsogeometric analysis boundary element method plane strain
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