Publication Authors

Aaron Brovont

Steven Pekarek

Integral Evaluation for a Closed-Form 2-D Potential Formulation of the Galerkin BEM

Closed-form solutions are derived for the regular and adjacent-singular integrals involving the two-dimensional Laplacian’s Green’s function and its normal derivative that arise in the Galerkin BEM. Motivation for their use is provided by comparing the accuracy and time required to compute the BEM system matrix relative to traditional numerical integration. Specifically, it is shown that the use of the closed-form solutions reduces computation time to produce the influence matrices by approximately 95% relative to Gauss quadrature with similar accuracy. All elements of these matrices are then expressed in a form convenient for implementation.