This book, by using SI units, makes finite elements more understandable in terms of fundamentals, provides the student with the background needed to extrapolate the finite element method to areas of study other than solid mechanics, and presents energy principles from a continuum viewpoint.
Table of Contents
Foundations of Solid Mechanics and Variational Methods 1. Theory of Linear Elasticity 2. Introduction to the Calculus of Variations 3. Variational Principles of Elasticity Structural Mechanics 4. Beams 5. Torsion 6. Classical Theory of Plates 7. Dynamics of Beams and Plates 8. Elastic Stability Finite Elements 9. Introduction to Finite Elements 10. Finite Elements for Beams 11. Elements and Interpolation Functions 12. Plane Stress 13. Finite Elements for Plates 14. Torsion 15. Finite Elements for Elastic Stability 16. Finite Elements for Dynamics 17. Broader Aspects of Finite Elements