%B Boundary Elements XV
%L upm23082
%D 1993
%T A FEM-BEM coupling procedure through the Steklov-Poincarè operator
%V 2. - S
%I Computational Mechanics Publications [etc.]
%X Many advantages can be got in combining finite and boundary elements.It is the case, for example, of unbounded field problems where boundary elements can provide the appropriate conditions to represent the infinite domain while finite elements are suitable for more complex properties in the near domain. However, in spite of it, other disadvantages can appear. It would be, for instance, the loss of symmetry in the finite elements stiffness matrix, when the combination is made. On the other hand, in our days, with the strong irruption of the parallel proccessing the techniques of decomposition of domains are getting the interest of numerous scientists. With their application it is possible to separate the resolution of a problem into several subproblems. That would be beneficial in the combinations BEM-FEM as the loss of symmetry would be avoided and every technique would be applicated separately. Evidently for the correct application of these techniques it is necessary to establish the suitable transmission conditions in the interface between BEM domain and FEM domain. In this paper, one parallel method is presented which is based in the interface operator of Steklov Poincarè.
%A Ricardo Perera Velamazán
%A Antonio Ruiz Perea
%A Enrique Alarcón Álvarez
%C Southampton [etc.]