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.