This book deals with finite element analysis of structures and will be of value to students of civil, structural and mechanical engineering at final year undergraduate and post-graduate level. Practising structural engineers and researchers will also find it useful. Authoritative and up-to-date, it provides a thorough grounding in matrix-tensor analysis and the underlying theory, and a logical development of its application to structures.
Table of Contents
Preface, CHAPTER 1 MATHEMATICAL PRELIMINARIES, CHAPTER 2 BASIS OF SOLID MECHANICS — FUNDAMENTAL THEOREMS. CHAPTER 3 THE FORMULATION OF THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD, CHAPTER 4 THE FORCE METHOD — LINE ELEMENT STRUCTURES, CHAPTER 5 THE DISPLACEMENT METHOD — LINE ELEMENT STRUCTURES, CHAPTER 6 THE DIRECT STIFFNESS METHOD — NON-LINEAR ANALYSIS, CHAPTER 7 THE SOLID CONTINUUM CHAPTER 8, CHAPTER 9 ANALYSIS OF SHELLS, References, Index,