Starting from governing differential equations, this book uses a unique and consistently weighted residual approach to present advanced topics in finite element analysis of structures, such as mixed and hybrid formulations, material and geometric nonlinearities, and contact problems. It features a hands-on approach to understanding advanced concepts of the finite element method (FEM) through integrated Mathematica exercises.
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includes all text examples (some with expanded computational details), as well as Mathematica notebooks to ease calculations associated with finite elements. All chapters contain problems for homework assignment, and most also include problems suitable for computer labs and projects.
Contents of the Book Web Site | Preface | Essential Background | Analysis of Elastic Solids | Solids of Revolution | Multifield Formulations for Analysis fo Elastic Solids | Plates and Shells | Introduction to Nonlinear Problems | Material Nonlinearity | Geometric Nonlinearity | Contact Problems | Bibliography
, Calculus and Analysis
, Differential Equations