Language: English - ISBN-10: 0077074394 - ISBN-13: 978-0077074395
This book is written for engineering students and practicing engineers who have little knowledge of the boundary element method. Engineers and students have tended to be discouraged by complex mathematics usually employed in explaining this method, which has led to the popularity of the finite element method. This book attempts to redress the balance. It limits the mathematics to one chapter and breaks down the derivation of the formulation into logical steps, allowing the reader to focus on their particular applications. The book features coverage of all important boundary element applications, a step-by-step approach to the formulation and fully documented computer listing providing practical application solutions. It is aimed at research and development engineers and undergraduate and postgraduate students of applied mathematics, numerical computation and advanced mathematics in mechanical, civil and aeronautical departments.