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The Advantages Of Object-oriented Modelling For BEM Coding Demonstrated For 2D Laplace, Poisson, And Diffusion Problems Using Dual Reciprocity Methodology

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BT950271

Volume

11

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

1,003 kb

Author(s)

J. Friedrich

Abstract

The advantages of object-oriented modelling for BEM coding demonstrated for 2D Laplace, Poisson, and diffusion problems using dual reciprocity methodology J. Friedrich Civil Engineering Department, Bogazigi University, Istanbul, Turkey Object-oriented modelling and the dual reciprocity boundary element method, each a powerful technique able to handle many different engineering problems, have been combined to create a new type of boundary element code that simplifies and speeds up all major steps of any engineering analysis: pre- and post-processing, choosing an adequate physical model, that is selecting the governing equations and boundary conditions, computation and reviewing of results. This is made possible by the principles of object-oriented modelling called encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism together with the corresponding implementation tools and the facilities of dynamic memory management, which allows

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