## Collocation BEM for 3D Poisson Equation

Download CBEM_POI, a package for solving the 3D Poisson equation based on a piecewise **constant** Collocation Boundary Element Method, and employing a **boundary-only** discretization technique.

# Piecewise constant collocation method

The functions and are assumed to be constant over each boundary element. It can be shown (see cbem_poiGuide.pdf provided in the package CBEM_POI) that the potentials

due to a uniform source distribution over a flat triangle can be employed to successfully compute and on . In addition, these potentials can be utilized to effectively calculate at interior points The analytic expressions for and over a flat triangle are given in [1]. Moreover, due to its boundary representation, the Newton potential can also be effectively evaluated **without the need of a volume-fitted mesh** [2]. A brief description of the boundary-only discretization of the Newton potential can be found in the user guide cbem_poiGuide.pdf provided in the package CBEM_POI.

# References

- [1] S. Nintcheu Fata.

Explicit expressions for 3D boundary integrals in potential theory.

*Int. J. Num. Meth. Eng.*, 78(1):32-47, 2009. - [2] S. Nintcheu Fata.

Treatment of domain integrals in boundary element methods.

*Appl. Num. Math.*, 62(6):720-735, 2012.