FUNDAMENTALS OF FINITE ELEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS
Using the formulations of matrix algebra, the mathematically powerful methods of finite elements are readily applicable to the analysis and solution of complex structural problems by computer methods. The book starts by summarizing the basic equations of linear elasticity and then develops the two fundamental variational principles of solid mechanics, the principles of virtual force. Chapter 2 treats the analysis of member systems and provides a link between the conventional matrix structural analysis approach and finite element methods. Chapters 3-7 contain a general development of the finite displacement method and its application to plane stress, three-dimensional bodies, plate bending and shell structures. The fundamentals of thin-shell theory are developed and current shell finite element models are discussed.
Butterworth and Company Publishers Limited88 Kingsway
- Brebbia, C A
- Connor, J J
- Publication Date: 1973
- Pagination: 269 p.
- TRT Terms: Finite element method; Mathematical models; Structural analysis; Structural engineering
- Old TRIS Terms: Finite elements
- Subject Areas: Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00083931
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Railways
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM