# The Finite Element Method for Solid and Structural Mechanics

The Finite Element Method for Solid and Structural Mechanics is the key text and reference for engineers, researchers and senior students dealing with the analysis and modeling of structures, from large civil engineering projects such as dams to aircraft structures and small engineered components.

This edition brings a thorough update and rearrangement of the bookâs content, including new chapters on:

• Material constitution using representative volume elements
• Differential geometry and calculus on manifolds
• Background mathematics and linear shell theory

Focusing on the core knowledge, mathematical and analytical tools needed for successful structural analysis and modeling, The Finite Element Method for Solid and Structural Mechanics is the authoritative resource of choice for graduate level students, researchers and professional engineers.

Audience
Mechanical, Civil, Structural, Aerospace and Manufacturing Engineers, applied mathematicians and computer aided engineering software developers

Hardbound, 672 Pages

Published: October 2013

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-1-85617-634-7

## Reviews

• "...most up to date and comprehensive reference yet on the finite element method for engineers and mathematicians...part of a collection of 3 other books on the Finite Element Method... Renowned for their scope, range and authority..."--MCADCafe, March 12, 2014

"Focusing on the core knowledge, mathematical and analytical tools needed for successful structural analysis and modeling,The Finite Element Method for Solid and Structural Mechanics is the authoritative resource of choice for graduate level students, researchers and professional engineers."--MCADCafe.com, March 12, 2014

"...this is a book that you simply cannot afford to be without."--International Journal of Numerical Methods in Engineering

## Contents

• 1. General problems in solid mechanics and non-linearity2. Galerkin method of approximation - irreducible and mixed forms3. Solution of non-linear algebraic equations4. Inelastic and non-linear materials5. Geometrically non-linear problems - finite deformation6. Material constitution in finite deformation7. Treatment of constraints - contact and tied interfaces8. Pseudo-rigid and rigid-flexible bodies9. Structural mechanics problems in one dimension - rods10. Structural mechanics problems in two dimensions - plates and shells11. Structural mechanics problems in two dimensions - linearize theory12. Curved rods and axisymmetric shells13. Discrete element methods14. Multi-scale modelling15. Computer procedures