Influence Functions for the Infinite and Semi-Infinite Strip

Kevin D. Cole, David H.Y. Yen

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Influence functions appropriate for the boundary-element method for the Laplace equation are given for the infinite and semi-infinite strip. The method of Green's functions is used to produce single-sum series for the influence functions, which reflect the domain shape and the boundary conditions. Boundary conditions of type 1,2, and 3 are treated. Series convergence is improved by identifying slowly converging terms and replacing them with fully summed polynomial forms. Numerical examples are given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)431-438
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Space and Planetary Science


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