## Abstract

A direct unification of the boundary integral equations of elasticity and load sensitivity analysis procedures is proposed in a novel approach. In the so-called BIE formulation, it is found that more than one type of adjoint functions are necessary, which are defined by different integral equations at complimentary points of the structural boundary. The presence of double volume/surface integrals and the switching of the source and field points in the fundamental solutions are further interesting points of the proposed formulation. An analytical example is solved by using the standard differential equation formulation, as well as the new BIE formulation of load sensitivity analysis.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 1-14 |

Number of pages | 14 |

Journal | American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD |

Volume | 115 |

State | Published - Dec 1 1990 |

Externally published | Yes |

Event | Winter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Dallas, TX, USA Duration: Nov 25 1990 → Nov 30 1990 |

## All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Mechanical Engineering