This two volume book set is designed to provide the readers with a comprehensive and up–to–date account of the boundary element method and its application to solving engineering problems. Each volume is a self–contained book including a substantial amount of material not previously covered by other text books on the subject. Volume 1 covers applications to heat transfer, acoustics, electrochemistry and fluid mechanics problems, while volume 2 concentrates on solids and structures, describing applications to elasticity, plasticity, elastodynamics, fracture mechanics and contact analysis. The early chapters are designed as a teaching text for final year undergraduate courses. Both volumes reflect the experience of the authors over a period of more than twenty years of boundary element research.
This volume, Applications in Thermo–Fluids and Acoustics, provides a comprehensive presentation of the BEM from fundamentals to advanced engineering applications and encompasses:
- Steady and transient heat transfer
- Potential and viscous fluid flows
- Frequency and time–domain acoustics
- Corrosion and other electrochemical problems.
Written by an internationally recognised authority in the field, this is essential reading for postgraduates, researchers and practitioners in civil, mechanical and chemical engineering and applied mathematics.
Preface to Volume 1
Steady Heat Transfer
Transient Heat Transfer
Flow of Ideal Fluids
Slow Viscous Flow
General Viscous Flow