About the book
Boundary element method requires discretization and calculation only on boundaries of the domain. The stress resolution is higher in comparison with finite element and finite difference methods because the approximation is imposed only on boundaries of the domain, and there is no further approximation on the solution at interior points. Particularly, for some problems where the ratio of boundary surface to volume is high, BEM can be advantageous because FEM or other whole-domain-discretizing methods require larger numbers of elements to achieve the same accuracy. Regarding the accuracy, speed of calculation and to overcome tedious procedure of meshing, there is a tendency in computational solid mechanics community to apply BEM to many problems.
This book aims to cover advances in boundary element method for problems in continuum mechanics. The book will try to encompass theoretical background for academia and applied problems for the industry. Welcome topis include boundary element method application in fracture mechanics and fracture propagation, advancing boundary element method application in dynamic problems such as wave propagation and dynamic fracture mechanics, coupling boundary element and Finite Element, Application of boundary element in time-dependent problems such as viscoelasticity and nonlinear problems such as plasticity, boundary element method and high-performance computing, advantages of different methods used in boundary element formulation, discrete element method, fast multipole boundary element method and etc, boundary element method and residual thermal stress with application to manufacturing process.