A novel displacement gradient boundary element method for elastic stress analysis with high accuracy

H. Okada, H. Rajiyah, S. N. Atluri

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Abstract

The boundary element method (BEM) in current usage, is based on the displacement boundary integral equation. The current practice of computing stresses in the BEM involves the use of a two-tier approach: (i) numerical differentiation of the displacement field at the boundary, and (ii) analytical differentiation of the displacement integral equation at the source point in the interior. A new direct integral equation for the displacement gradient is proposed here, to obviate this two-tier approach. The new direct boundary integral equation for displacement gradients has a lower order singularity than in the standard formulation, and is quite tractable from a numerical view point. Numerical results are presented to illustrate the advantages of the present approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)786-794
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME
Volume55
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1988

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