C. Dünser1, A. Pereira2
1Institut für Baustatik/AT, 2Fluminense Federal University/BR
In many cases it is necessary to use two or more significantly different numerical methods for the simulation of practical problems. One example can be found in underground excavation, where small parts of the rock mass may exhibit significantly discontinuous behavior whereas the rest can be assumed to behave in a continuous way. Here it would be convenient to couple the boundary element method (BEM) or finite element method (FEM) with the discrete element method (DEM).
The aim of the mini-symposium is to present a forum for research dealing with the coupling of the BEM, FEM and DEM. Special topics are: