Finite Element Programming


  • Leanne Hinton, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
  • D. Owen, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University College of Swansea, UK

It is fitting that Book I of the series should be on the subject of finite elements. The finite element method is now well established as an engineering tool with wide application. At the same time is has attracted considerable attention from mathematicians over the last ten years, so that a large body of mathematical theory now exists.
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Students and Professor in the Civil Engineering.


Book information

  • Published: December 1979
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-349352-1

Table of Contents

Editors' Foreword. Preface. Introduction and Theory. Assembly of Elements and Solution of Stiffness Equations. Input and Output. Isoparametric Beam Element. Element Characteristics for Plane Stress/Strain. Element Characteristics for Plate Bending Applications. Equivalent Nodal Representation of Loads. The Equation Solution Subroutine. Data Checking and Error Diagnostics. Program Construction and Numerical Examples. Discussion and Further Developments. Appendix I. Instructions for Preparing Input Data. Appendix II. Dictionary of Variable Names. Index.