Multi-patch nonsingular isogeometric boundary element analysis in 3D

A multi-patch nonsingular isogeometric boundary element method (IGABEM) for 3D problems is presented that provides accurate solutions for multi-patch IGABEM. In order to conveniently implement this method, based on the Greville abscissae, a new collocation method moves the first and the last collocation points of each parametric direction inside of their patches, and a simple method for merging equations handles the extra equations. The numerical results verify the accuracy and efficiency of the present method by comparing it to the conventional IGABEM.