REVIEW OF CONTINUUM, FINITE ELEMENT AND HYBRID TECHNIQUES IN THE ANALYSIS OF STRESS CONCENTRATIONS IN STRUCTURES

A whole series of techniques has been developed to deal with different classes of shapes and domains, causes and sources of concentration, material behavior, phenomenological formulation, etc. These include real and complex functions, conformal mapping, transform techniques, integral equations, finite differences and relaxation, and, more recently, the finite element methods. With the advent of large high speed computers, development of finite element concepts and a good understanding of functional anlaysis it is now, in principle, possible to obtain with economy satisfactory solutions to a whole range of concentration problems by intelligently combining theory and computer application. An example is the hybridization of continuum concepts with computer based finite element formulations. This new situation also makes possible a more direct approach to the problem of design which is the primary purpose of most engineering analyses. The trend would appear to be clear; the computer will shape the theory, analysis and design.

  • Corporate Authors:

    North Holland Publishing Company

    68-70 N.Z. Voorburgwal, Box 103
    Amsterdam C,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Rao, A K
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 427-433
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125799
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM