Murphy’s Law in Boundary Element Implementations

Conference paper
Part of the Boundary Elements IX book series (BOUNDARY, volume 9/1)


Many scientists believe that the time to write a program to solve a given problem is measured in days for a finite difference approach, in weeks for a finite element and in months for a boundary element approach. Obviously the last method is the most sophisticated one and this implies following Murphy’s law the best possibility to encounter errors. In what follows some aspects of those difficulties are discussed.


Boundary Element Boundary Element Method Trial Function Discrete Maximum Principle Finite Difference Approach 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Katz
    • 1
  1. 1.Römerweg 1AndechsWest Germany

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