Integral equation methods for stokes flow and isotropic elasticity in the plane

Leslie Greengard, Mary Catherine Kropinski, Anita Mayo

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We present a class of integral equation methods for the solution of biharmonic boundary value problems, with applications to two-dimensional Stokes flow and Isotropie elasticity. The domains may be multiply-connected and finite, infinite or semi-infinite in extent. Our analytic formulation is based on complex variables, and our fast multipole-based iterative solution procedure requires O(N) operations, where N is the number of nodes in the discretization of the boundary. The performance of the methods is illustrated with several large-scale numerical examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-414
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Computational Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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