Closed-form evaluation of potential integrals in the Boundary Element Method

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A method is presented for the analytical evaluation of the singular and near-singular integrals arising in the Boundary Element Method solution of the Helmholtz equation. An error analysis is presented for the numerical evaluation of such integrals on a plane element, and used to develop a criterion for the selection of quadrature rules. The analytical approach is based on an optimized expansion of the Green's function for the problem, selected to limit the error to some required tolerance. Results are presented showing accuracy to tolerances comparable to machine precision.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Theoretical and Computational Acoustics
Early online date3 Mar 2020
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 3 Mar 2020

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