The boundary element method. Vol. 2: Applications in solids and structures.

*(English)*Zbl 0994.74003
Chichester: Wiley; 0-470-84139-7 (set)). xvi, 580 p. (2002).

The second of this two-volume set profits from the authors’ wide experience on boundary element method (BEM) applied to the title problem. Like the companion thermo-fluids and acoustics first volume [see the foregoing entry], this applied to solids and structures book is also self-contained and covers, in-depth, wide spectrum of stress-related subjects. Among many others, particular emphasis is given to standard two- and three-dimensional elasticity, including plates and shells, physically nonlinear, transient and thermal stress analysis, fracture and contact mechanics, sensitivity analysis and optimisation, and assembled structures composed of oriented bodies. Also found are many important mathematical details pertaining to the actual BEM consistent formulation. The text is well written and is quite thorough in the presentation of various topics. In addition, a substantial list of references introduces the reader to other authors’ works on the alternative subject matters discussed over the eleven chapters and seven appendices of this comprehensive graduate-level textbook.

Reviewer: J.C.F.Telles (Rio de Janeiro)

##### MSC:

74-02 | Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to mechanics of deformable solids |

76-02 | Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to fluid mechanics |

74Kxx | Thin bodies, structures |

65-02 | Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to numerical analysis |

74S15 | Boundary element methods applied to problems in solid mechanics |