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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 6 (1983), Issue 3, Pages 567-587

Modified Gauss-Legendre, Lobatto and Radau cubature formulas for the numerical evaluation of 2-D singular integrals

Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, The National Technical University of Athens, 5, Heroes of Polytechnion Avenue, Zographou, Athens 624, Greece

Received 19 June 1982

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A numerical technique, first reported in 1979 in refs.[1] and [2], for the numerical evaluation of two-dimensional Cauchy-type principal-value integrals, is extended in this paper to include several cubature formlas of the Radau and Lobatto types. For the construction of such a cubature formula the 2-D singular integral is considered as an iterated one, and the second-order pole involved in this integral analyzed into a pair of complex poles. Based on this procedure, the methods of numerical integration, valid for one-dimensional singular integrals, are extanded to the case of two-dimensional singular integrals. The cubature formulas of the Lobatto- and Radau-type are now formulated to include the cases where some of the desired abscissas may be chosen accordins to any appropriate criterion.

Moreover, the theory developed is enlarged to include the case of a 2-D principal-value integral, containing a logarithmic singularity. The validity of the results is illustrated by considering certain numerical examples. Furthermore, a complete analysis of the convergence and the construction of error estimates is also presented.