Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics for Finite Element Analysis

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 28, 1997 - Mathematics - 248 pages
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This book provides a look at the theory behind the programs engineers use for the computer simulation of nonlinear structural behaviour. It establishes the mathematical foundations for the development of computer programs that can predict the behaviour of mechanical and structural components. After a thorough but succinct introduction, the book delves into mathematical preliminaries, kinematics, stress and equilibrium. Subsequent sections address hyperelasticity for compressible and incompressible materials, finite element discretisation, equation solution and computer implementation. A short appendix extends the kinematics chapter to cater for elasto-plastic deformation. The book provides user instructions, program description and examples for the FLAGSHYP computer implementation for which the source code is available free on the Internet. Worked examples and exercises complete each chapter, making it an essential resource for engineers and researchers.

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Javier Bonet is a Professor of Engineering and the Deputy Head of the School of Engineering at Swansea University, and a visiting professor at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya in Spain. He has extensive experience of teaching topics in structural mechanics, including large strain nonlinear solid mechanics, to undergraduate and graduate engineering students. He has been active in research in the area of computational mechanics for over 25 years and has written over 60 papers and over 70 conference contributions on many topics within the subject and given invited, keynote and plenary lectures at numerous international conferences.

Richard D. Wood is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Civil and Computational Engineering Centre at Swansea University. He has over 20 years experience of teaching the course Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics for Finite Element Analysis at Swansea University, which he originally developed at the University of Arizona and also taught at IIT Roorkee, India and the Institute of Structural Engineering at the Technical University in Graz. Dr Wood's academic career has focused on finite element analysis, and he has written over 60 papers in international journals, and many chapter contributions, on topics related to nonlinear finite element analysis.

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