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Closed-form integration of singular terms for constant, linear and quadratic boundary elements. I: SH wave propagation. (English) Zbl 0968.74077
Summary: One of the most important aspects in the application of boundary element techniques to wave propagation problems is the accurate representation of the singular terms at the points of application of virtual loads. It is current practice to carry out this task by means of numerical quadrature. This paper presents an analytical evaluation of the singular integrals for constant, linear and quadratic boundary elements involving SH waves, the results of which are then used to model inclusions in a two-dimensional acoustic medium illuminated by dynamic anti-plane line sources. Finally, the BEM results are compared with known analytical solutions for cylindrical inclusions.

74S15 Boundary element methods applied to problems in solid mechanics
74J10 Bulk waves in solid mechanics
74J20 Wave scattering in solid mechanics
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