Applications of Boundary Element Methods to Fluid Mechanics

  • J. A. Liggett
  • P. L.-F. Liu
Part of the Topics in Boundary Element Research book series (TBOU, volume 1)


In this chapter we make an effort to review the applications of boundary methods to fluid mechanics. At the outset we wish to give our definition of boundary methods. First, we exclude such techniques from the general class of finite element methods. Although some of the language and a few of the numerical techniques of the two methods have merged, they are historically quite separate.


Free Surface Boundary Element Boundary Element Method Fluid Mechanic Boundary Integral Equation 
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