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Application Of The Panel Clustering Method To The Three-dimensional Elastostatic Problem

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE970611

Volume

19

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

790 kb

Author(s)

K. Hayami and S.A. Sauter

Abstract

A formulation of the panel clustering method for the three-dimensional elas- tostatic problem is presented, in order to reduce the computational work and memory required for the boundary element method. In order to make the nec- essary polynomial expansions for the clustering simple, the fundamental solution for the displacement and traction components can be expressed as a linear com- bination of partial derivatives of the distance r between the observation point and the field point. However, this requires a higher order expa

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