Springer Series in Computational Mathematics

Boundary Element Methods

Authors: Sauter, Stefan, Schwab, Christoph

  • * self-contained presentation of Variational Boundary Integral Equation Formulations of second order elliptic problems
  • * complete and self-contained numerical analysis of advanced Galerkin Boundary Element Methods
  • * guided exposition from mathematical preliminaries to research literature
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-540-68093-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-68092-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-26574-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
  • can be used across all devices
About this book

This work presents a thorough treatment of boundary element methods (BEM) for solving strongly elliptic boundary integral equations obtained from boundary reduction of elliptic boundary value problems  in IR3.

The book is self-contained, the prerequisites on elliptic partial differential and integral equations being presented in Chapters 2 and 3. The main focus is on the development, analysis, and implementation of Galerkin boundary element methods, which is one of the most flexible and robust numerical discretization methods for integral equations. For the efficient realization of the Galerkin BEM, it is essential to replace time-consuming steps in the numerical solution process with fast algorithms. In Chapters 5-9 these methods are developed, analyzed, and formulated in an algorithmic way.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Stefan Sauter Born in 1964, Heidelberg, Germany. Studies of mathematics and physics at the University of Heidelberg (1985-1990). Scientific assistant at the University of Kiel (PhD 1993). 1993/94 PostDoc at the University of College Park. Until 1998, senior assistant at the University of Kiel (Habilitation 1998). Chair in Mathematics at the University of Leipzig (1998/99). Since 1999 Ordinarius in Mathematics at the Universität Zürich. Prof. Christoph Schwab, PhD Born in 1962, Flörsheim, Germany. Studies of mathematics, mechanics, and aerospace engineering in Darmstadt and College Park, Maryland, USA (1982-1989). PhD in Applied Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park 1989. Postdoctoral fellow (1990/91) University of Westminster, London, UK. Assistant professor (1991-1994) and associate professor (1995) of Mathematics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA. Extraordinarius (1995-1998) and Ordinarius (1998-) for mathematics at the ETH Zürich. The authors were organizing various conferences and minisymposia on fast boundary element methods, e.g., at Oberwolfach, MAFELAP conferences at Brunel UK, Zurich Summer Schools, and were speakers on these topics at numerous international conferences.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The book’s main focus ‘is the systematic development of numerical methods to determine the Galerkin solution of boundary integral equations’ (BIEs) in the context of three-dimensional elliptic boundary value problems (BVPs). … There are separate studies of transmission problems, screen problems, and exterior BVPs for the Helmholtz equation. … In summary, this is a well-written book on the numerical analysis of Galerkin methods for the solution of boundary integral equations.” (Paul Andrew Martin, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2011 i)

“This book is … the most comprehensive and self-contained book on BEMs of the ones that exist … . The book is written rigorously and is an important scholarly contribution to the area of boundary elements. … this book is an excellent mathematical monograph and valuable reference not only for researchers in the field of BEMs but also for applied mathematicians, engineers, and scientists who are interested in modern computational mathematics. The authors have produced a commendable work of scholarly achievement.” (George C. Hsiao, SIAM Review, Vol. 54 (1), March, 2012)

“The focus of the book is the systematic development of numerical methods to determine the Galerkin approximate solution of boundary integral equations … . The core of the book can be used as the basis for a lecture course on the numerics of boundary integral equation or as an introduction for non-specialists to the development, analysis and implementation of efficient BE methods. Complementary material bridges the gap between a textbook and current research areas, which makes the book useful also for specialists in BEM.” (Gunther Schmidt, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1215, 2011)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sauter, Stefan A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Elliptic Differential Equations

    Sauter, Stefan A. (et al.)

    Pages 21-100

  • Elliptic Boundary Integral Equations

    Sauter, Stefan A. (et al.)

    Pages 101-181

  • Boundary Element Methods

    Sauter, Stefan A. (et al.)

    Pages 183-287

  • Generating the Matrix Coefficients

    Sauter, Stefan A. (et al.)

    Pages 289-352

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-540-68093-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-68092-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-26574-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
  • can be used across all devices
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Boundary Element Methods
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Computational Mathematics
Series Volume
39
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-68093-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-68093-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-68092-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26574-7
Series ISSN
0179-3632
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 561
Topics