Nonlinear finite element analysis consists of the development of a model, formulation, discretization and solution of the governing equations and interpretation of the results. Here this is applied to continua - continuous series or wholes ranging between two extremes - and structures. It is an essential component of computer-aided design, as testing of prototypes is increasingly being replaced by simulation, with nonlinear finite element methods providing a more rapid and less expensive way to evaluate design concepts and details.
• Lagrangian and Eulerian Finite Elements in One Dimension.
• Continuum Mechanics.
• Lagrangian Meshes.
• Constitutive Models
• Solution Methods and Stability.
• Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian Formulations.
• Element Technology.
• Beams and Shells.
Users of Nonlinear Finite Element Programs, Final Year Undergraduates, Postgraduates, Academics and Engineers working on sophisticated finite element software, Graduate Engineers in the field of solid mechanics.
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