A Comparison of Boundary Element Method and Finite Element Method Dynamic Solutions for Poroelastic Column

  • Leonid A. Igumnov
  • Aleksandr A. IpatovEmail author
  • Andrey N. Petrov
  • Svetlana Yu. Litvinchuk
  • Aron Pfaff
  • Victor A. Eremeyev
Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 120)


Boundary element approach for solving boundary-value problems of saturated poroelastic solid dynamics is presented. Our boundary element approach is based on step scheme for numerical inversion of Laplace transform. Biot’s model of poroelastic media with four base functions is employed in order to describe wave propagation process, base functions are skeleton displacements and pore pressure of the fluid filler. The problem of the load acting on a poroelastic prismatic solid is solved by means of developed software based on boundary element approach. A comparison of obtained BEM solution with numerical-analytical solution and also with FEM solution from ANSYS is presented.


Boundary element method Finite element method Dynamic solution Boundary integral equation Poroelastic column 


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This work was supported by a grant from the Government of the Russian Federation (contract No. 14.Y26.31.0031).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonid A. Igumnov
    • 1
  • Aleksandr A. Ipatov
    • 1
    Email author
  • Andrey N. Petrov
    • 1
  • Svetlana Yu. Litvinchuk
    • 1
  • Aron Pfaff
    • 2
  • Victor A. Eremeyev
    • 3
  1. 1.Research Institute for MechanicsNizhny Novgorod Lobachevsky State UniversityNizhny NovgorodRussia
  2. 2.Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-InstitutFreiburgGermany
  3. 3.Faculty of Civil and Environmental EngineeringGdańsk University of TechnologyGdańskPoland

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