I have just stumbled upon your site while looking on the internet for a definition of strong and weak boundary conditions.

What I would like to know is the following:

Is it proper to talk about “strong and weak boundary conditions” in the context of computational frameworks other than Finite Volumes, or is it a concept that make sense only there?

As alternatives to finite volumes, I am referring to Finite Elements, or one of the many Meshless methods.

I would be inclined to answer “no”, since in finite elements access to contact algorithms is readily available, and displacements and velocities can always be imposed directly on target nodes.

Many thanks,

Barabbas

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