The Boundary Integral Equation (Boundary Element) Method in Engineering Stress Analysis
R. Fenner. The Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design18 (4):
199--205(Oct 1, 1983)
The principles of the boundary integral equation (BIE) or boundary element method (BEM) are discussed in a non-mathematical way. The technique is compared with other numerical methods, particularly the finite element method (FEM), on the basis of computational efficiency, and the main advantages and disadvantages of the BIE approach are outlined.