This page lists publications by members of the Bempp team. If you use Bempp in your research, we would be grateful if you cite the relevant publications. This list is also available in BibTeΧ format.

Main citation

W. Śmigaj, S. Arridge, T. Betcke, J. Phillips & M. Schweiger. Solving Boundary Integral Problems with BEM++, ACM Transactions on mathematical software 41(2) (2015) 6:1–6:40.

To see a large number of applications of Bempp, take a look at this list of papers that cite this paper.
Please note that this paper is based on Bempp 2.0 with an incompatible syntax to the current version. Nevertheless, it gives a good overview of what Bempp can do and should be the main citation for the library.


M. W. Scroggs, T. Betcke, E. Burman, W. Śmigaj & E. van ‘t Wout. Software frameworks for integral equations in electromagnetic scattering based on Calderón identities, submitted to Computers & Mathematics with Applications (2017).

T. Betcke, M. W. Scroggs & W. Śmigaj. Product algebras for Galerkin discretizations of boundary integral operators and their applications, in preparation (2017).
T. Betcke, E. van ‘t Wout & P. Gélat. Computationally efficient boundary element methods for high-frequency Helmholtz problems in unbounded domains, in: D. Lahaye, J. Tang & K. Vuik (eds), Modern Solvers for Helmholtz Problems, Springer (2017).


E. van ‘t Wout, P. Gélat, T. Betcke & S. Arridge. A fast boundary element method for the scattering analysis of high-intensity focused ultrasound, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 138(5) (2015) 2726–2737.

S. P. Groth, A. J. Baran, T. Betcke, S. Havemann & W. Śmigaj. The boundary element method for light scattering by ice crystals and its implementation in BEM++, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 167 (2015) 40–52