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Boundary Element Method

Farrokh Sheibani

The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Sheibani is a member of ASCE-American Society of Civil Engineers, ASME-American Society of Mechanical Engineers, SPE-Society of Petroleum Engineers, AAPG-American Association of Petroleum Geologists, ARMA-American Rock Mechanics Association, SEG-Society of Exploration Geophysicist, AGU-American Geophysical Union, MITei-MIT Energy Initiative, MIT Mining, Oil and Gas Club, ICOLD-International Commissions of Large Dams.


Boundary Element Fracture Mechanics Fracture Propagation Stress Intensity Factor Welding Laser Welding Laser Cutting Viscoelasticity Plasticity Heat transfer Dynamic Element Wave Propagation

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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.

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Expected publication date: May 3rd 2021

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Farrokh Sheibani

The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Farrokh Sheibani received his PH.D. at The University of Texas, Austin. At the present, Dr. Sheibani is a Process Simulation Engineer at Corning Incorporate, USA. He also worked as a research scientist at the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Earth Resources Lab, MIT, Cambridge and was a postdoctorate research associate at the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Earth Resources Lab, MIT, Cambridge. Dr. Sheibani is a member of several organizations such as ASCE, ASME, SPE, AAPG and others.

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