Boundary Integral Equations in Elasticity Theory

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April 2002



by the author to the English edition The book aims to present a powerful new tool of computational mechanics, complex variable boundary integral equations (CV-BIE). The book is conceived as a continuation of the classical monograph by N. I. Muskhelishvili into the computer era. Two years have passed since the Russian edition of the present book. We have seen growing interest in numerical simulation of media with internal structure, and have evidence of the potential of the new methods. The evidence was especially clear in problems relating to multiple grains, blocks, cracks, inclusions and voids. This prompted me, when preparing the English edition, to place more emphasis on such topics. The other change was inspired by Professor Graham Gladwell. It was he who urged me to abridge the chain of formulae and to increase the number of examples. Now the reader will find more examples showing the potential and advantages of the analysis. The first chapter of the book contains a simple exposition of the theory of real variable potentials, including the hypersingular potential and the hypersingular equations. This makes up for the absence of such exposition in current textbooks, and reveals important links between the real variable BIE and the complex variable counterparts. The chapter may also help readers who are learning or lecturing on the boundary element method.


Preface. Preface; Z. Olesiak. Introduction.
Part I: Method of Potentials.
1. Real Potentials of Elasticity Theory. 2. Singular Solutions and Potentials in Complex Form. 3. Complex Integral Equations of the Indirect Approach. 4. Complex Integral Equations of the Direct Approach.
Part II: Methods Based on the Theory by Kolosov-Muskhelishvili.
5. Functions of Kolosov-Muskhelishvili and Holomorphicity Theorems. 6. Complex Variable Integral Equations. 7. Periodic Problems. 8. Doubly Periodic Problems. 9. Problems for Bonded Half-Planes and Circular Inclusion.
Part III: Theory of Complex Integral Equations.
10. Complex Hypersingular and Finite-Part Integrals. 11. Complex Variable Hypersingular Equations (CVH-BIE).
Part IV: Numerical Solution of Complex Variable Boundary Integral Equations.
12. Complex Variable Boundary Element Method (CV-BEM). 13. Numerical Experiments Using CV-BEM. 14. Complex Variable Method of Mechanical Quadratures (CV-MMQ).
Index. References.


From the reviews:
"The present book aims to present a powerful new tool of computational mechanics, complex variable boundary integral equations. ... The subject matter is presented carefully, step by step with many helpful introductory pieces of text. And it is therefore a pleasure to read the book; the pleasant printing and binding also contribute to the pleasure. The book is addressed to a wide range of readers: graduate students, academics, researchers and engineers." (Søren Christiansen, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1046 (21), 2004)
EAN: 9781402005749
ISBN: 1402005741
Untertitel: 2002. Auflage. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2002
Seitenanzahl: 274 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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