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By David V. Wallerstein

An insightful exam of the numerical equipment used to increase finite aspect methods
A Variational method of Structural research presents readers with the underpinnings of the finite aspect technique (FEM) whereas highlighting the ability and pitfalls of digital tools. In an easy-to-follow, logical structure, this ebook provides whole insurance of the primary of digital paintings, complementary digital paintings and effort tools, and static and dynamic balance concepts.
the 1st chapters arrange the reader with initial fabric, introducing intimately the variational method utilized in the ebook in addition to reviewing the equilibrium and compatibility equations of mechanics. the subsequent bankruptcy, on digital paintings, teaches tips on how to use kinematical formulations for the choice of the necessary pressure relationships for directly, curved, and skinny walled beams. The chapters on complementary digital paintings and effort tools are problem-solving chapters that comprise Castigliano's first theorem, the Engesser-Crotti theorem, and the Galerkin strategy. within the ultimate bankruptcy, the reader is brought to numerous geometric measures of pressure and revisits directly, curved, and skinny walled beams through analyzing them in a deformed geometry.
in accordance 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 pros. The book's user-friendly type additionally presents obtainable guide for graduate scholars in aeronautical, civil, mechanical, and engineering mechanics courses.

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