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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Butterworth and Company Publishers Limited

    88 Kingsway
    London,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Brebbia, C A
    • Connor, J J
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Pagination: 269 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083931
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM