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Boundary Element Method, Finite Element Method And The Flux Spline Method: A Performance Comparison For Scalar Potential Problems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE990231

Volume

25

Pages

12

Published

1999

Size

1,044 kb

Author(s)

A. Bulcao, C.F. Loeffler & P.C. Oliveira

Abstract

This work presents comparisons among the numeric results obtained by the Boundary Element Method, Finite Element Method and Flux Spline Method applied to two-dimensional scalar potential problems. Cases are stationary and governed by Laplace and Poisson equations. The main purpose of this paper is to compare the accuracy of mentioned methods in computational simulations. So, the applications were selected to analyze numerical behavior when some special physical and geometrical aspects are involved, such as: discontinuities in the boundary conditions, actions concentrated on specific part on the domain, non-ho

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