By David V. Wallerstein

ISBN-10: 0471395935

ISBN-13: 9780471395935

An insightful exam of the numerical equipment used to strengthen finite aspect methods
A Variational method of Structural research offers readers with the underpinnings of the finite point procedure (FEM) whereas highlighting the facility and pitfalls of digital tools. In an easy-to-follow, logical structure, this booklet provides whole assurance of the main of digital paintings, complementary digital paintings and effort tools, and static and dynamic balance concepts.
the 1st chapters organize the reader with initial fabric, introducing intimately the variational method utilized in the booklet in addition to reviewing the equilibrium and compatibility equations of mechanics. the following bankruptcy, on digital paintings, teaches the way to use kinematical formulations for the selection of the necessary pressure relationships for instantly, curved, and skinny walled beams. The chapters on complementary digital paintings and effort tools are problem-solving chapters that contain Castigliano's first theorem, the Engesser-Crotti theorem, and the Galerkin approach. within the ultimate bankruptcy, the reader is brought to numerous geometric measures of pressure and revisits directly, curved, and skinny walled beams by way of reading them in a deformed geometry.
in line with approximately 20 years of labor at the improvement of the world's such a lot used FEM code, A Variational method of Structural research has been designed as a self-contained, single-source reference for mechanical, aerospace, and civil engineering execs. The book's trouble-free kind additionally offers available guide for graduate scholars in aeronautical, civil, mechanical, and engineering mechanics courses.

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