This paper investigates the evaluation of the sensitivity, with respect to tangential perturbations of the singular point, of boundary integrals having either weak or strong singularity. Both scalar potential and elastic problems are considered. A proper definition of the derivative of a strongly singular integral with respect to singular point perturbations should accommodate the concomitant perturbation of the vanishing exclusion neighbourhood involved in the limiting process used in the definition of the integral itself. This is done here by resorting to a shape sensitivity approach, considering a particular class of infinitesimal domain perturbations that 'move' individual points, and especially the singular point, but leave the initial domain globally unchanged. This somewhat indirect strategy provides a proper mathematical setting for the analysis. Moreover, the resulting sensitivity expressions apply to arbitrary potential-type integrals with densities only subjected to some regularity requirements at the singular point, and thus are applicable to approximate as well as exact BEM solutions. Quite remarkable is the fact that the analysis is applicable when the singular point is located on an edge and simply continuous elements are used. The hypersingular BIE residual function is found to be equal to the derivative of the strongly singular BIE residual when the same values of the boundary variables are substituted in both SBIE and HBIE formulations, with interesting consequences for some error indicator computation strategies. (C) 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
|Autori:||Bonnet M; Guiggiani M|
|Titolo:||Tangential derivative of singular boundary integrals with respect to the position of collocation points|
|Anno del prodotto:||1998|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1002/(SICI)1097-0207(19980415)41:7<1255::AID-NME333>3.0.CO;2-N|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|