1st Edition

Mathematical Aspects of Boundary Element Methods

    312 Pages
    by Chapman & Hall

    Boundary element methods relate to a wide range of engineering applications, including fluid flow, fracture analysis, geomechanics, elasticity, and heat transfer. Thus, new results in the field hold great importance not only to researchers in mathematics, but to applied mathematicians, physicists, and engineers.

    A two-day minisymposium Mathematical Aspects of Boundary Element Methods at the IABEM conference in May 1998 brought together top rate researchers from around the world, including Vladimir Maz’ya, to whom the conference was dedicated. Focusing on the mathematical and numerical analysis of boundary integral operators, this volume presents 25 papers contributed to the symposium.


    Mathematical Aspects of Boundary Element Methods provides up-to-date research results from the point of view of both mathematics and engineering. The authors detail new results, such as on nonsmooth boundaries, and new methods, including domain decomposition and parallelization, preconditioned iterative techniques, multipole expansions, higher order boundary elements, and approximate approximations. Together they illustrate the connections between the modeling of applied problems, the derivation and analysis of corresponding boundary integral equations, and their efficient numerical solutions.

    Coupling Integral Equation Method and Finite Volume Elements for the Resolution of the Leontovich Boundary Value Problem for the Time-Harmonic Maxwell Equations in Three Dimensional Herterogeneous Media, H. Ammari and J.-C. Nedelec
    Smoothness Properties of Solutions to Variational Inequalities Describing Propagation of Mode-1 Cracks, M. Bach and S.A. Nazarov
    Edge Singularities and Kutta Condition for 3D Unsteady Flows in Aerodynamics, P. Bassanini, C.M. Casciola, M.R. Lancia, and R. Piva
    Approximation Using Diagonal-Plus-Skeleton Matrices, M. Bebendorf, S. Rjasanow, and E.E. Tyrtyshnikov
    Variational Integral Formulation in the Problem of Elastic Scattering by a Buried Obstacle, M. Ben Tahar, C. Granat, and T. Ha-Duong
    Sensitivity Analysis for Elastic Fields in Non Smooth Domains, M. Bochniak and A.-M. Sändig
    A Formulation for Crack Shape Sensitivity Analysis Based on Galeerking BIE, Domain Differentiation, and Adjoint Variable, M. Bonnet
    Periodic and Stochastic BEM for Large Structures Embedded in an Elastic Half-Space, D. Clouteau, D. Aubry, M.L. Elhabre, and E. Savin
    Self-Regularized Hypersingular BEM for Laplace’s Equation, T.A. Cruse and J.D. Richardson
    An Adaptive Boundary Element Method for Contact Problems, C. Eck and W.L. Wendland
    Fast Summation Methods and Integral Equations, Y. Fu, J.R. Overfelt, and G.J. Rodin
    Hybrid Galerkin Boundary Elements on Degenerate Meshes, I.B. Ghraham, W. Hackbusch, and S.A. Sauter
    The Poincaré-Steklov Operator within Countably Normed Spaces, N. Heuer and E.P. Stephan
    Boundary Layer Approximate Approximations for the Cubature of Potentials, T. Ivanov, V. Maz’ya, and G. Schmidt
    A Simplified Approach to the Semi-Discrete Galerking Method for the Single-Layer Equation for a Plate, D. Mauersberger and I.H. Sloan
    Construction of Basis Functions for High Order Approximate Approximations, V. Maz’ya and A. Soloviev
    Lp-Theory of Direct Boundary Integral Equations on a Contour with Peak, V. Maz’ya and A. Soloviev
    Essential Norms of the Integral Operator Correspondng to the Neumann Problem for the Laplace Equations, D. Medkova and J. Kral
    Polynomial Collocation Methods for 1D Intergral Equations with Nonsmooth Solutions, G. Monegato and L. Scuderi
    Singularities in Discretized BIE’s for Laplace’s Equation; Trailin-Edge Conditions in Aerodynamics, O. Morino and G. Bernardini
    Fluid-Structure Interaction Problems, D. Natroshvili, A.-M. Sändig, and W.L Wendland
    Extraction, Higher Order Boundary Element Methods, and Adaptivity, H. Schulz, Ch. Schwab, and W.L. Wendland
    Asymptotic Solution of Boundary Integral Equations, A. Sellier
    Sobolev Multipliers in the Theory of Integral Convolution Operators, T. Shaposhnikova
    Stable Boundary Element Approximations of Steklov-Poincaré Operators, O. Steinbach


    Marc Bonnet, Anna-Margarete Sandig, Wolfgang L Wendland