BIE/BEM and Their Fast Solution Methods

Yijun Liu, University of Cincinnati
Ernie Pan, The University of Akron
Naoshi Nishimura, Kyoto University
Xiaowei Gao, Dalian University of Technology
Jianming Zhang, Hunan University
Wenjing Ye, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Martin Schanz, Graz University of Technology, Austria

This minisymposium will bring together researchers around the world to discuss the recent progresses and challenges in the development of the boundary integral equation and boundary element methods (BIE/BEM). Developments in various fast solution techniques and higher-order approximations for the BEM will be highlighted. Presentations dealing with all aspects of the BIE/BEM formulations, solutions and applications are welcome. The topics include, but are not limited to:
• Fast solution methods for the BIE/BEM (fast multipole method, adaptive cross approximation method, fast direct solvers, and others);
• Isogeometric analysis with the boundary element method (IGA BEM)
• Modeling of acoustics, elastodynamics and electromagnetics
• Modeling of metamaterials using the BIE/BEM
• BEM for fracture mechanics and applications (such as in hydraulic fracturing)
• Multi-scale Green’s functions and applications in nanomaterials
• Large-scale, multi-scale and multi-physics modeling using the BEM
• BEM software development and industrial applications