43rd International Conference on Boundary Elements and other Mesh Reduction Methods


7–9 December 2020



With the main objective to preserve our delegates’ well-being, but also with the belief that the scientific community should not be stopped, WIT decided that BEM/MRM 43 should not take place as scheduled, in Florida, USA, but take place as an online event instead.

The conference was organised by the Wessex Institute (UK) and the University of Mississippi (USA), represented by Prof Alex Cheng, the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (USA), represented by Prof Eduardo Divo and the University of Central Florida (USA), represented by Prof Alain Kassab.

The conference, which started in 1978, is well-established and always attracts a wide international spread of delegates. The conference attracts high-quality papers that report further advances in techniques that reduce or eliminate the type of meshes associated with finite elements or finite differences, for instance.

Opening of the Conference

The conference was opened by Prof A. Cheng who welcomed the delegates to the event.

George Green medal

Following the opening of the conference, Prof A. Cheng conducted the George Green Medal Ceremony and awarded this year’s medal to Prof C.S. Chen, from the University of Southern Mississippi (USA). Subsequently, Professor Chen gave a keynote address on “Novel fictitious point methods using radial basis”.

Invited Presentations

There were a series of invited lectures on advanced topics of research and applications, as follows:

  • “An overview of method of fundamental solutions: Convergence and applications”
    Keynote address by A Cheng, University of Mississippi, USA

  • BEM analysis of gravitational-capillarity waves on free surfaces of compound shells of revolution
    by E A Strelnikova, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Ukraine

  • Machine-precise evaluation of stress intensity factors with the consistent boundary element methods
    by N A Dumont, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • A new adjoint problem for two-dimensional Helmholtz equation to calculate topological derivatives of the objective functional having tangential derivative quantities
    by T Matsumoto, Nagoya University, Japan

  • Multi-physics coupling analysis of rope sealed structures with braided ceramic fibres by element differential method
    by X W Gao, Dalian University of Technology, China

Conference Publication

Papers presented at this conference are published in the International Journal of Computational Methods and Experimental Methods (Electronic ISSN: 2046-0554). Papers presented at the meeting are available Open Access in the eLibrary of the Wessex Institute from where they can be freely downloaded by any interested parties.

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