A Generalized Approach to Transfer the Domain Integrals onto Boundary Ones for Potential Problems in BEM

  • W. Tang
  • C. A. Brebbia
  • J. C. F. Telles
Conference paper
Part of the Boundary Elements IX book series (BOUNDARY, volume 9/1)


Since 19781 the boundary element method has developed very rapidly, mainly because of several important advantages. One of these advantages is that the BEM requires only the discretization of the boundary rather than the domain. However, this feature is generally lost when the source or some non-linear terms are present in the governing differential equations. Domain integral terms exist in the formulation of BEM in these cases. A similar problem occurs in time dependent problems due to the need to compute the initial condition integrals over all the domain.


Boundary Element Boundary Element Method Domain Integral Boundary Integral Computational Aspect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Tang
    • 1
  • C. A. Brebbia
    • 2
  • J. C. F. Telles
    • 3
  1. 1.East China Institute of Chemical TechnologyChina
  2. 2.Computational Mechanics InstituteSouthamptonUK
  3. 3.COPPE/UFRJBrazil

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