## Abstract

A natural measure of the error in the boundary element method rests on the use of both the standard boundary integral equation (BIE) and the hypersingular BIE (HBIE). An approximate (numerical) solution can be obtained using either one of the BIEs. One expects that the residual, obtained when such an approximate solution is substituted to the other BIE is related to the error in the solution. The present work is developed for vector field problems of linear elasticity. In this context, suitable 'hypersingular residuals' are shown, under certain special circumstances, to be globally related to the error. Further, heuristic arguments are given for general mixed boundary value problems. The calculated residuals are used to compute element error indicators, and these error indicators are shown to compare well with actual errors in several numerical examples, for which exact errors are known. Conclusions are drawn and potential extensions of the present error estimation method are discussed.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 523-534 |

Number of pages | 12 |

Journal | Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements |

Volume | 25 |

Issue number | 7 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Jul 2001 |

Externally published | Yes |

## All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Analysis
- General Engineering
- Computational Mathematics
- Applied Mathematics

## Keywords

- Boundary element methods
- Hypersingular integrals
- Linear elasticity