WIT Press


New Boundary Integral Equation Method Formulation For Plate Bending Problems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE000351

Volume

26

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

760 kb

Author(s)

E. Ventsel

Abstract

The indirect Boundary Element Method is employed for static analysis of linear elastic Kirchhoff s bending problems for plates of arbitrary geometry. The objective of this paper is the construction and the numerical implementation of the new boundary integral equations for such boundary value problems. These equations, for unknown source functions continuously distributed over the plate boundary, have tremendous advantages associated with their numerical approximation. Numerical examples illustrate the method and demonstrate its advantages. 1 Introduction The formulation of plate bending problems via boundary integral equations provides the basis for an alternative to the domain type approaches (such as the finite difference and finite element methods)

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