Fast algorithms for composite materials

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We briefly review recently developed fast algorithms for the evaluation of electrostatic fields in composite materials consisting of a collection of piecewise homogeneous inclusions embedded in a uniform background. These algorithms are based on combining a suitable boundary integral equation with the fast multipole method and a conjugate gradient-like iterative method. The CPU time required grows linearly with the number of points in the discretization of the interface between the inclusions and the background material, bringing large-scale calculations within practical reach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-97
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 MRS Fall Symposium - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 27 1995Dec 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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