STATIC AND DYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF INELASTIC SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES BY THE BEM
G. D. Hatzigeorgiou, D. E. Beskos
This review paper describes the techniques, advances and problems associated with the static
and dynamic analysis of inelastic solids and structures by the Boundary Element Method
(BEM). Firstly, an historical overview is presented. Next, the various existing BEM
formulations for static and dynamic analysis of two- and three-dimensional solids and structures
as well as plates and shells are briefly described. Inelasticity refers to elastoplastic, damage or
elastoplastic plus damage material behavior. Then, eight characteristic numerical examples are
presented to illustrate the methods and demonstrate their capabilities as well as their accuracy.
Finally, advantages and disadvantages of the various methods as well as future developments
are presented in the conclusions.