Description

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.

Readership

Students and Professor in the Civil Engineering.

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.

Details

No. of pages:
305
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1980
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123493521
Electronic ISBN:
9780080918716

About the authors

Leanne Hinton

Leanne Hinton is a professor of linguistics at the University of California, the director of the Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, and a consulting member of the Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival.