A direct method for equipotential and streamline tracing in the boundary element method

S. A. Savant, D. D. Reible, J. C. Ortiz, G. Steven Gipson

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Abstract

Presented is a direct method for graphics post-processing of boundary element results in the form of equipotential traces and streamlines. Utilizing a stepping procedure based on the Newton-Raphson method of determining roots, and the boundary integral technique of determining domain field and flux values from boundary data, an algorithm is developed for performing such a task. The method is illustrated in two practical examples involving steady-state ideal fluid flow governed by Laplace's equation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-160
Number of pages6
JournalEngineering Analysis
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1988

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