Special Issue "Recent Advance of the Isogeometric Boundary Element Method and its Applications"

Submission Deadline: 30 April 2022
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Guest Editors
Prof. Haojie Lian, Taiyuan University of Technology, China
Dr. Chensen Ding, University of Exeter, UK
Prof. Stéphane P.A. Bordas, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg


The isogeometric boundary element method refers to the numerical simulation technique that employs the basis functions used for building Computer-Aided Design (CAD) models to discretize Boundary Integral Equations in Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE). The isogeometric boundary element method is based on boundary-representation like CAD, and thus it can immediately utilize the surface data of CAD models without volume parameterization. As such, the isogeometric boundary element method achieves closer integration of CAD and CAE compared to the isogeometric analysis in the context of the finite element method. Additionally, the isogeometric boundary element method inherits the advantages of conventional boundary element methods in infinite domain, moving boundary problems, etc. Since its inception, the isogeometric boundary element method has drawn extensive attention and exhibits its potential in computational mechanics. However, many issues remain unresolved in both method development and engineering applications. Therefore, we initiate this special issue on the recent developments, challenges and opportunities of the isogeometric boundary element method and its potential applications in different areas.


Topics of interest include but are not restricted to:

1. Novel CAD modeling techniques in isogeometric boundary element methods.

2. Advanced engineering applications using isogeometric boundary element methods.

3. Structural optimization and stochastic analysis with isogeometric boundary element methods.

4. Accelerating techniques for medium and large scale problems.

5. Coupling finite element and boundary element methods in the isogeometric analysis framework.

6. Complex geometries and industrial applications.

7. Error estimation and self-adaptive refinement in isogeometric boundary element methods.

8. Combination of isogeometric boundary element methods with machine learning techniques.

9. The isogeometric analysis combined with other types of dimensionality reduction methods.

Isogeometric analysis, Boundary element method, CAE, CAD, Dimensionality reduction