Volume 27, Issue 2-3
The hp-Version of BEM - Fast Convergence, Adaptivity and Efficient Preconditioning

Ernst P. Stephan

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J. Comp. Math., 27 (2009), pp. 348-359.

Published online: 2009-04

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In this survey paper we report on recent developments of the hp-version of the boundary element method (BEM). As model problems we consider weakly singular and hypersingular integral equations of the first kind on a planar, open surface. We show that the Galerkin solutions (computed with the hp-version on geometric meshes) converge exponentially fast towards the exact solutions of the integral equations. An hp-adaptive algorithm is given and the implementation of the hp-version BEM is discussed together with the choice of efficient preconditioners for the ill-conditioned boundary element stiffness matrices. We also comment on the use of the hp-version BEM for solving Signorini contact problems in linear elasticity where the contact conditions are enforced only on the discrete set of Gauss-Lobatto points. Numerical results are presented which underline the theoretical results.

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hp-version of the boundary element method Adaptive refinement Preconditioning Signorini contact

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65N55.

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In this survey paper we report on recent developments of the hp-version of the boundary element method (BEM). As model problems we consider weakly singular and hypersingular integral equations of the first kind on a planar, open surface. We show that the Galerkin solutions (computed with the hp-version on geometric meshes) converge exponentially fast towards the exact solutions of the integral equations. An hp-adaptive algorithm is given and the implementation of the hp-version BEM is discussed together with the choice of efficient preconditioners for the ill-conditioned boundary element stiffness matrices. We also comment on the use of the hp-version BEM for solving Signorini contact problems in linear elasticity where the contact conditions are enforced only on the discrete set of Gauss-Lobatto points. Numerical results are presented which underline the theoretical results.

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In this survey paper we report on recent developments of the hp-version of the boundary element method (BEM). As model problems we consider weakly singular and hypersingular integral equations of the first kind on a planar, open surface. We show that the Galerkin solutions (computed with the hp-version on geometric meshes) converge exponentially fast towards the exact solutions of the integral equations. An hp-adaptive algorithm is given and the implementation of the hp-version BEM is discussed together with the choice of efficient preconditioners for the ill-conditioned boundary element stiffness matrices. We also comment on the use of the hp-version BEM for solving Signorini contact problems in linear elasticity where the contact conditions are enforced only on the discrete set of Gauss-Lobatto points. Numerical results are presented which underline the theoretical results.

Ernst P. Stephan. (2019). The hp-Version of BEM - Fast Convergence, Adaptivity and Efficient Preconditioning. Journal of Computational Mathematics. 27 (2-3). 348-359. doi:
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