496 pages - Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill College; Revised edition (January 1, 1994)
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0077077695 - ISBN-13: 978-0077077693
Computational methods have made significant contributions in all fields of engineering mechanics. Of these the finite element and the finite difference methods have become widely known and gained widespread acceptance. The last two decades have seen the emergence of an equally versatile and powerful method of computational engineering mechanics, namely the boundary element method. This book, which incorporates the massive development of the BEM technology that has occurred in the last decade, describes the formulation of boundary element methods for almost all applications of the method. The author begins by introducing the basic background needed to learn the method. Simple, but detailed instructions on the basic method for heat transfer and stress analyses are then dealt with, before moving on to more complex formulations in the later chapters. Fully supported by numerous case studies, this is a comprehensive guide to the subject.