Author: Youssef F. Rashed, Dept. of Structural Engineering, Cairo University, Giza Egypt


The main objective of this primer is to make the boundary element method more usable, not only among researchers but among engineers as well. This primer will provide a series of lessons and will discuss different mathematical and numerical topics of boundary element methods. In the current lesson, we will discuss:

  1. An introduction and overview of the boundary element method.
  2. Program testing methods and possible errors.
  3. Different modeling strategies.