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Relation between accuracy and computational time for boundary element method applied to Laplace equation

doi: 10.6062/jcis.2013.04.02.0072(Free PDF)


Olavo H. Menin and Vanessa Rolnik


The aim of this paper is to report a relation observed between accuracy and computational time to the boundary element method (BEM) applied to solve the Laplace equation. For this purpose, the BEM was implemented in C language and the program was tested for boundary value problems with known analytical solution. Moreover, the results show that the program is reliable, accurate and fast.


boundary value problem, elliptic partial differential equations, numerical methods, computational cost.


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