Stability of Structures by Finite Element Methods

Author: Z. Waszczyszyn
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483290557
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is the consequence of research undertaken by the authors in the field of advanced problems of structural mechanics. Stability analysis of structures comes under this area because of the complex models and computational methods needed for analysis. In the mid seventies, a joint effort began between a group of researchers and teachers of the Department of Civil Engineering and Computer Center of the Cracow University of Technology. One of the important results of the collaboration has been this publication.

Energy and Finite Element Methods in Structural Mechanics

Author: IrvingH Shames
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351451456
Format: PDF, ePub
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THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD : Basic Concepts and ApplicationsDarrell Pepper, Advanced Projects Research, Inc. California, and Dr . JuanHeinrich, University of Arizona, TucsonTh i s introductory textbook is designed for use in undergraduate, graduate, andshort courses in structural engineering and courses devoted specifically to thefinite element method. This method is rapidly becoming the most widely usedstandard for numerical approximation for partial differential equations definingengineering and scientific problems.The authors present a simplified approach to introducing the method and a coherentand easily digestible explanation of detailed mathematical derivations andtheory Example problems are included and can be worked out manually Anaccompanying floppy disk compiling computer codes is included and required forsome of the multi-dimensional homework problems.

Finite Element Methods for Structures with Large Stochastic Variations

Author: Isaac Elishakoff
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198526315
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The finite element method (FEM) can be successfully applied to various field problems in solid mechanics, fluid mechanics and electrical engineering. This text discusses finite element methods for structures with large stochastic variations.

Computerdynamik der Tragwerke

Author: Hans-Peter Mlejnek
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322895645
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Computerdynamik der Tragwerke" widmet sich der Dynamik sowohl auf dem linearen als auch auf dem nichtlinearen Sektor. Das Werk ist als Lehrbuch für Studierende der Luft- und Raumfahrt, des Bauingenieurwesens und des Maschinenbaus konzipiert. Es vermittelt dem Praktiker in der Industrie eine zusammenhängende Übersicht der modernen Strukturmechanik. Als letzter Band des dreibändigen Werkes zur FEM wendet es sich in der Studienausgabe wegen des günstigen Ladenpreises vornehmlich an Leser im Studium.

The Finite Element Method

Author: Thomas J. R. Hughes
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486135020
Format: PDF
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Designed for students without in-depth mathematical training, this text includes a comprehensive presentation and analysis of algorithms of time-dependent phenomena plus beam, plate, and shell theories. Solution guide available upon request.

Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Structural Stability and Dynamics

Author: C. M. Wang
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789812776228
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ICSSD 2002 is the second in the series of International Conferences on Structural Stability and Dynamics, which provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences in structural stability and dynamics among academics, engineers, scientists and applied mathematicians. Held in the modern and vibrant city of Singapore, ICSSD 2002 provides a peep at the areas which experts on structural stability and dynamics will be occupied with in the near future. From the technical sessions, it is evident that well-known structural stability and dynamic theories and the computational tools have evolved to an even more advanced stage. Many delegates from diverse lands have contributed to the ICSSD 2002 proceedings, along with the participation of colleagues from the First Asian Workshop on Meshfree Methods and the International Workshop on Recent Advances in Experiments and Computations on Modeling of Heterogeneous Systems. Forming a valuable source for future reference, the proceedings contain 153 papers OCo including 3 keynote papers and 23 invited papers OCo contributed by authors from all over the world who are working in advanced multi-disciplinary areas of research in engineering. All these papers are peer-reviewed, with excellent quality, and cover the topics of structural stability, structural dynamics, computational methods, wave propagation, nonlinear analysis, failure analysis, inverse problems, non-destructive evaluation, smart materials and structures, vibration control and seismic responses.The major features of the book are summarized as follows: a total of 153 papers are included with many of them presenting fresh ideas and new areas of research; all papers have been peer-reviewed and are grouped into sections for easy reference; wide coverage of research areas is provided and yet there is good linkage with the central topic of structural stability and dynamics; the methods discussed include those that are theoretical, analytical, computational, artificial, evolutional and experimental; the applications range from civil to mechanical to geo-mechanical engineering, and even to bioengineering."

Experimental and Applied Mechanics Volume 6

Author: Tom Proulx
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461402220
Format: PDF
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Experimental and Applied Mechanics represents one of eight volumes of technical papers presented at the Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, held at Uncasville, Connecticut, June 13-16, 2011. The full set of proceedings also includes volumes on Dynamic Behavior of Materials, Mechanics of Biological Systems and Materials, Challenges in Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials and Processes in Conventional and Multifunctional Materials, MEMS and Nanotechnology; Optical Measurements, Modeling and, Metrology; Experimental and Applied Mechanics, Thermomechanics and Infra-Red Imaging, and Engineering Applications of Residual Stress.

Stability and Optimization of Structures

Author: Makoto Ohsaki
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387681841
Format: PDF
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This book focuses on the optimization of a geometrically-nonlinear structure under stability constraint. It presents a deep insight into optimization-based and computer-assisted stability design of discrete structures. Coverage combines design sensitivity analysis developed in structural optimization and imperfection-sensitivity analysis developed in stability analysis.

Theory and Analysis of Elastic Plates and Shells Second Edition

Author: J. N. Reddy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0849384168
Format: PDF, Docs
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Because plates and shells are common structural elements in aerospace, automotive, and civil engineering structures, engineers must understand the behavior of such structures through the study of theory and analysis. Compiling this information into a single volume, Theory and Analysis of Elastic Plates and Shells, Second Edition presents a complete, up-to-date, and unified treatment of classical and shear deformation plates and shells, from the basic derivation of theories to analytical and numerical solutions. Revised and updated, this second edition incorporates new information in most chapters, along with some rearrangement of topics to improve the clarity of the overall presentation. The book presents new material on the theory and analysis of shells, featuring an additional chapter devoted to the topic. The author also includes new sections that address Castigliano's theorems, axisymmetric buckling of circular plates, the relationships between the solutions of classical and shear deformation theories, and the nonlinear finite element analysis of plates. The book provides many illustrations of theories, formulations, and solution methods, resulting in an easy-to-understand presentation of the topics. Like the previous edition, this book remains a suitable textbook for a course on plates and shells in aerospace, civil, and mechanical engineering curricula and continues to serve as a reference for industrial and academic structural engineers and scientists.

The Finite Element Method in Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamics Third Edition

Author: J. N. Reddy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439882576
Format: PDF, Kindle
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As Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Computational Heat Transfer (CHT) evolve and become increasingly important in standard engineering design and analysis practice, users require a solid understanding of mechanics and numerical methods to make optimal use of available software. The Finite Element Method in Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamics, Third Edition illustrates what a user must know to ensure the optimal application of computational procedures—particularly the Finite Element Method (FEM)—to important problems associated with heat conduction, incompressible viscous flows, and convection heat transfer. This book follows the tradition of the bestselling previous editions, noted for their concise explanation and powerful presentation of useful methodology tailored for use in simulating CFD and CHT. The authors update research developments while retaining the previous editions’ key material and popular style in regard to text organization, equation numbering, references, and symbols. This updated third edition features new or extended coverage of: Coupled problems and parallel processing Mathematical preliminaries and low-speed compressible flows Mode superposition methods and a more detailed account of radiation solution methods Variational multi-scale methods (VMM) and least-squares finite element models (LSFEM) Application of the finite element method to non-isothermal flows Formulation of low-speed, compressible flows With its presentation of realistic, applied examples of FEM in thermal and fluid design analysis, this proven masterwork is an invaluable tool for mastering basic methodology, competently using existing simulation software, and developing simpler special-purpose computer codes. It remains one of the very best resources for understanding numerical methods used in the study of fluid mechanics and heat transfer phenomena.