OpenBEM - An open source Boundary Element Method software in Acoustics

Vicente Cutanda Henriquez, Peter Møller Juhl

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OpenBEM is a collection of open source programs for solving the Helmholtz Equation using the Boundary Element Method. The collection is written in Matlab by the authors and contains codes for dealing with exterior and interior problems in two or three dimensions as well as implementation of axi-symmetric and half-space problems. It also contains a number of improvements such a dealing with thin objects and close surfaces, meshing for 2D and axisymmetrical problems, analytical solutions for verification, and a number of additional functions.

This paper gives an overview of the capabilities of the program with examples of its use. Previous research results where OpenBEM was employed will be mentioned.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Internoise 2010
Number of pages10
Publication date2010
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


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