This work explains the boundary element technique with diagrams and with listings of computer programmes for three methods. The authors use a system of highlighting key words and the book is designed for anyone in rock mechanics and mining sciences who has some grounding in the theory of elasticity. After a review of relevant aspects of elasticity theory, a simple boundary element method is developed from the Flamant solution for a line of concentrated force on the surface of an elastic half-plane - demonstrating the constructive connection between solutions to simple and complex problems. The "direct" and "indirect" methods for plane problems are also developed, largely from a physical standpoint.
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Book Description CRC Press. Book Condition: Good. Edge of side pages are stained slightly. Ex-library, so some stamps and wear, but in good overall condition. Bookseller Inventory # Z1-L-010-00580