WIT Press


Exploiting Symmetry In BEM2

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BT970401

Volume

16

Pages

20

Published

1997

Size

1,628 kb

Author(s)

Eugene L. Allgower

Abstract

Exploiting Symmetry in Eugene L. Allgower* m5, CO E-mail: allgower@math. colostate. edu Kurt Georg* fms, CO E-mail: georg@math. colostate. edu Abstract: Classical integral operators usually display invariance with respect to orthogonal transformations. If the domain of an operator equation is symmetric with respect to some orthogonal transformations, then appropriate discretiza- tions of the operator equation lead to system matrices which are equivariant with respect to a group of permutations. This property can be exploited to de- sign efficient methods for solving the discrete problem. A generalization of the finite Fourier transform for arbitrary finite groups is used for this purpose. Some nodes of the discretization may be left invariant under some actions. This leads to complications in the numerical treatment which have recently been overcome. Often an operator equation is considered over a domain which is only nearly symmetric with respect to certain

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