Programming the Finite Element Method / Edition 4

Programming the Finite Element Method / Edition 4

by I. M. Smith, D. V. Griffiths
     
 

Following the highly successful previous editions, this 4th edition contains programs and subroutine libraries fully updated to Fortran95, which are freely available on the Internet. A wide variety of problem solving capabilities are presented including structural analysis, elasticity and plasticity, construction processes in geomechanics, uncoupled and coupled steady… See more details below

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Following the highly successful previous editions, this 4th edition contains programs and subroutine libraries fully updated to Fortran95, which are freely available on the Internet. A wide variety of problem solving capabilities are presented including structural analysis, elasticity and plasticity, construction processes in geomechanics, uncoupled and coupled steady and transient fluid flow and linear and nonlinear solid dynamics. A major new feature is the inclusion of parallelised programs, using MPI, which enable parallel processing of all types of finite element analyses. Performance evaluation shows that these programs make efficient use of parallel hardwares ranging from supercomputers to clusters of PCs.

Key features include:

  • A clear outline of modular programming philosophy.
  • More than 60 programs covering a wide range of problems in engineering and science.
  • Results display using PostScript files.
  • Exercises for students to solve.
  • A simple but powerful parallelisation strategy.

These improvements all contribute to a more comprehensive book with a wide appeal. It will be of particular interest to students and practitioners in the application of finite element methods; to undergraduates and postgraduates in civil, mechanical and aeronautical engineering (stress analysis and fluid flow problems); to applied mathematicians and physicists (solution of partial differential equations); and to engineers in all of the above fields.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470849705
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/04/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
9.61(w) x 6.69(h) x 1.37(d)

Meet the Author

Professor Smith is currently the Head of the Geotechnics Division at the Manchester Centre for Civil and Construction Engineering, UMIST.

Professor Griffiths is Professor of Civil Engineering, Division of Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines.

Table of Contents

1Preliminaries : computer strategies1
2Spatial discretisation by finite elements21
3Programming finite element computations55
4Static equilibrium of structures109
5Static equilibrium of linear elastic solids165
6Material non-linearity223
7Steady state flow319
8Transient problems : first order (uncoupled)357
9Coupled problems403
10Eigenvalue problems441
11Forced vibrations465
12Parallel processing of finite element analyses509
AEquivalent nodal loads577
BShape functions and element node numbering583
CPlastic stress-strain matrices and plastic potential derivatives591
DMain library subroutines595
EGeom library subroutines605
FParallel library subroutines609

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