WIT Press


A Combined Boundary Element And Finite Strip Solution - BSM

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE940651

Volume

7

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

627 kb

Author(s)

O. Michael, J. Avrashi & G. Rosenhouse

Abstract

This paper presents an approach to a solution based on combining the BEM and the Finite Strip Method, taking the advantages of both. The finite strip method is installed into the boundary element method by expanding the unknown parameters in terms of a trigonometric series and evaluating the unknown coefficients of this series. By this method a reduction in computational efforts needed to solve the given problem is achieved, compared with other numerical techniques. It is noted that the finite strip solution gives us a reduction of a semi dimension in the mesh generation and the boundary element method reduces one dimension. A combination of the boundary element method and the finite strip method, so called the Boundary Strip Method - BSM, creates a new powerful numerical method with two advantages over other numerical methods, the first one i

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