Recent Advances in Boundary Element Methods and their Solid Mechanics Applications

Invited Lecturers

Dimitri E. Beskos (University of Patras, Patras, Greece)
6 lectures on: Large order dynamic analysis of structures and structural systems. Dynamic analysis of plates and shells, three&endash;dimensional underground structures and vibration isolation by trenches or piles under linear (mainly) and nonlinear material behaviour. Emphasis is on recent advanced techniques for accurately and efficiently analyzing three&endash;dimensional structures.
Marc Bonnet (Ecole Polytechnique - CNRS, Palaiseau Cedex, France)
5 lectures on: Materially nonlinear analysis. Presentation of recent techniques for static and dynamic analysis of materially nonlinear problems involving elastoplastic, viscoplastic and damage material behaviour with emphasis on fracture mechanics applications.
Tadeusz Burczynski (Silesian Univer. of Technology, Gliwice, Poland)
6 lectures on: Optimization and inverse problems. Recent developments in optimization techniques and inverse problems under static and dynamic conditions in structural design and nondestructive testing.
José Dominguez Abascal (Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain)
6 lectures on: Hypersingular and dual boundary element formulations. Recent hypersingular and dual boundary element formulations and solution procedures with applications in stress concentration analysis and fracture mechanics under linear elastic material behaviour and static or dynamic loading conditions.
Attilio Frangi (Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy)
6 lectures on: Symmetric boundary element methods. Recent advances in symmetric boundary element methods with applications in elastic, viscoelastic and elastoplastic analysis of solids and structures under both static and dynamic loading conditions.
Georgios Stavroulakis (University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece)
6 lectures on: Contact analysis under unilateral conditions. Recent advanced techniques for static and dynamic analysis of contact problems under bilateral and especially unilateral boundary conditions with applications in soil-structure interaction and fracture mechanics.

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