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Boundary element tutorials

 The following are a set of boundary element tutorials. The tutorials can be accessed using the following portals:
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Related technical publications
  • Rashed, Y.F., Boundary Element Formulations for Thick Plates, Topics in engineering, Vol. 35. WIT press, Southampton and Boston, (2000).
  • Rashed, Y.F., Mohareb, R.W.,ElHaddad,  W.M., Boundary element modelling of concrete slabs, In Recent Developments in the Boundary Element Method, WIT Press, Southampton, UK.
  • Rashed, Y.F., Derivation of particular solutions for linear loading in Reissner's plate theory.,Computational Mechanics, 25, 385-393, (2000).
  • Rashed, Y.F., An alternative treatment of body forces in the BEM for thick plates resting on elastic foundations. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Element, 24(6),491-501,(2000).
  • Rashed, Y.F.  A boundary integral transformation for bending analysis of thick plates resting on bi-parameter foundation. Advances in Structural Engineering, 5(1), 13-22, (2002).
  • Rashed, Y.F., A coupled BEM-flexibility force method for bending analysis of internally supported plates.Int. J. Numerical Methods in Engineering, 54, 1431-1457, (2002).
  • Rashed, Y.F., Green’s first identity method for boundary-only solution of self-weight in BEM formulation for thick plates, Computer, Material & Continua (CMC), 4, 319-325, (2004).
  • Rashed, Y.F., Boundary element modelling of flat plate floors under vertical loading, Int. J. Numerical Methods in Engineering, 62, 1606-1635, (2005).
  • Rashed, Y.F., A boundary/domain element method for analysis of building raft foundations, Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 29, 859-877, (2005).
  • Rashed, Y.F., A relative quantity integral equation formulation for evaluation of boundary stress resultants in shear deformable plate bending problems, Eng. Analysis with Boundary Elements 32, 152–161, 2008.
  • Nazief, M.A., Rashed, Y.F., El-Degwy, W.M., A BEM calculation of moment transfer parameters in slab-column connections, ACI J. Structural Engineering, 107(2), pp. 164-169, 2010.
  • Mehanny, S.S.F., Mehanny, S.S.F.,  Rashed, Y.F., A probabilistic boundary element method applied to the pile dislocation problem, Accepted, Engineering Str., 2011.




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