Boundary Elements from 1960 to the Present Day

J O Watson


The development of boundary element methods as seen by one researcher in the field is described, from publication of the first results in 1963 to the present day. Details are given of the circumstances in which research was carried out. The objectives of the research are outlined, and the strategy according to which progress was made towards those objectives is explained. An assessment is made of what has actually been achieved, and topics for future research are proposed.

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