WIT Press


Efficient Coupling Of BEM And FEM In Geomechanics

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE930362

Volume

2

Pages

11

Published

1993

Size

946 kb

Author(s)

H. Floren & H. Duddeck

Abstract

Efficient coupling of BEM and FEM in geomechanics H. Floren, H. Duddeck Institut fur Statik, Technische Universitdt Braunschweig, Germany ABSTRACT For the structural analysis of excavations in rock, numerical investigations of complex three-dimensional structures are required. By combining the Finite-Element-Method (FEM) and the Boundary-Element-Method (BEM) it is possible to consider the nonlinear behavior close to the cavities and the influence of the surrounding rock mass. For the blocked and unsymmetrical large system of equations an equation solver is presented, developed in co- operation with the "IBM Scientific Center Heidelberg". Based on Grotty's solver, the algorithm ignores many of the zero-blocks. An important ad- vantage is the possibility of storing nonzero-blocks in Full Matrix Storage Mode, Compress-Matrix Storage Mode or Profile-In Skyline Storage Mode. In addition, all algorithms were transformed into BLAS 3-Standard. As a consequence, required computa

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