The Coupling of Boundary and Finite Element Methods for Infinite Domain Problems in Elasto- Plasticity

  • G. Beer
  • J. L. Meek
Part of the Boundary Elements book series (BOUNDARY, volume 3)


The implementation of a coupled analysis capability into an existing Finite Element computer program is discussed. The coupled analysis is then applied to a circular excavation in a infinite domain where the region of plasticity is confined to the Finite Element mesh. Further potential usage of the coupled analysis is then discussed in relation to mine design.


Boundary Element Stiffness Matrix Boundary Integral Equation Finite Element Mesh Couple Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Beer
    • 1
  • J. L. Meek
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Civil EngineeringUniversity of QueenslandAustralia

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