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Boundary Element Formulations In Fracture Mechanics: A Review

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/LD960011

Volume

13

Pages

17

Published

1996

Size

2,227 kb

Author(s)

M.H. Aliabadi & C.A. Brebbia

Abstract

Boundary element formulations in fracture mechanics: a review M.H Aliabadi, C.A. Brebbia Wessex Institute of Technology Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst, Southampton, UK 1 Introduction The modern Boundary Element Method (BEM) originated from work carried out by a few research groups in the 1960's on the application of boundary integral equations for the solution of engineering problems. These researchers were seeking a different solution from the Finite Element Method (FEM) which was starting to become more widely established for computational analysis of engineering problems. Boundary integral methods in structural analysis were known in the western countries through the work of Russian authors such as Muskelishvili, Mikhlin and Kupradze. These methods at that time were considered to be difficult to implement numerically. The "direct" boundary element formulation can be traced back to Kupradze. Early work by Jaswon[l] provided the foundation for subsequent direct formulation in

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