Boundary Element Techniques in Computer-Aided Engineering

  • C. A. Brebbia

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 84)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. J. J. Connor, C. A. Brebbia
    Pages 23-56
  3. M. A. Jaswon
    Pages 57-70
  4. M. A. Jaswon
    Pages 71-83
  5. George T. Symm
    Pages 85-100
  6. H. L. G. Pina
    Pages 111-125
  7. Gero Kuich
    Pages 141-158
  8. R. A. Adey
    Pages 177-189
  9. D. J. Danson
    Pages 201-238
  10. D. J. Danson
    Pages 239-259
  11. C. A. Brebbia
    Pages 261-292
  12. H. L. G. Pina
    Pages 293-313
  13. Morris Stern
    Pages 315-325
  14. Morris Stern
    Pages 327-343
  15. Morris Stern
    Pages 345-353
  16. R. Butterfield
    Pages 399-416
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 437-440

About this book


This book constitutes the edited proceedings of the Advanced Studies Institute on Boundary Element Techniques in Computer Aided Engineering held at The Institute of Computational Mechanics, Ashurst Lodge, Southampton, England, from September 19 to 30, 1984. The Institute was held under the auspices of the newly launched "Double Jump Programme" which aims to bring together academics and industrial scientists. Consequently the programme was more industr­ ially based than other NATO ASI meetings, achieving an excellent combination of theoretical and practical aspects of the newly developed Boundary Element Method. In recent years engineers have become increasingly interested in the application of boundary element techniques for'the solution of continuum mechanics problems. The importance of boundary elements is that it combines the advantages of boundary integral equations (i.e. reduction of dimensionality of the problems, possibility of modelling domains extending to infinity, numerical accura'cy) with the versatility of finite elements (i.e. modelling of arbitrary curved surfaces). Because of this the technique has been well received by the engineering and scientific communities. Another important advantage of boundary elements stems from its reduction of dimensionality, that is that the technique requires much less data input than classical finite elements. This makes the method very well suited for Computer Aided Design and in great part explains the interest of the engineering profession in the new technique.


Numerical integration Potential computer computer-aided engineering (CAE) development finite element method

Editors and affiliations

  • C. A. Brebbia
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Computational MechanicsAshurst, SouthamptonUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-6194-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-6192-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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