Isogeometric boundary element analysis of problems in potential flow

Gernot Beer*, Christian Duenser

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The aim of the paper is to show that the isogeometric Boundary Element Method (isoBEM) has advantages over other numerical methods when applied to problems in potential flow. The problems presented here range from the flow past an obstacle to confined and unconfined seepage problems in isotropic and anisotropic media. It is shown how accurate results can be obtained with very few unknowns. The superior capability of NURBS to describe geometry and the variation of the unknowns is exploited.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-532
Number of pages16
JournalComputer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2019


  • BEM
  • Isogeometric analysis
  • Potential
  • Seepage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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