The Finite Element Method for Solid and Structural Mechanics

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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 book’s content, ...

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Overview

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 book’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.

  • A proven keystone reference in the library of any engineer needing to apply the finite element method to solid mechanics and structural design.
  • Founded by an influential pioneer in the field and updated in this seventh edition by an author team incorporating academic authority and industrial simulation experience.
  • Features new chapters on topics including material constitution using representative volume elements, as well as consolidated and expanded sections on rod and shell models.

This is the key text and reference for engineers, researchers and senior students dealing with the analysis and modelling of structures - from large civil engineering projects such as dams, to aircraft structures, through to small engineered components. Covering small and large deformation behaviour of solids and structures, it is an essential book for engineers and mathematicians. The new edition is a complete solids and structures text and reference in its own right and forms part of the world-renowned Finite Element Method series by Zienkiewicz and Taylor.

New material in this edition includes separate coverage of solid continua and structural theories of rods, plates and shells; extended coverage of plasticity (isotropic and anisotropic); node-to-surface and 'mortar' method treatments; problems involving solids and rigid and pseudo-rigid bodies; and multi-scale modelling. Dedicated coverage of solid and structural mechanics by world-renowned authors, Zienkiewicz and Taylor

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

  • ISBN-13: 9781856176347
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 11/7/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

O. C. Zienkiewicz was one of the early pioneers of the finite element method and is internationally recognized as a leading figure in its development and wide-ranging application. He was awarded numerous honorary degrees, medals and awards over his career, including the Royal Medal of the Royal Society and Commander of the British Empire (CBE). He was a founding author of The Finite Element Method books and developed them through six editions over 40 years up to his death in 2009.

R. L. Taylor is Emeritus Professor of Engineering and Professor in the Graduate School, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Table of Contents

General problems in solid mechanics and non-linearity; Galerkin method of approximation - irreducible and mixed forms; Solution of non-linear algebraic equations; Inelastic and non-linear materials; Geometrically non-linear problems - finite deformation; Material constitution in finite deformation; Treatment of constraints - contact and tied interfaces; Pseudo-rigid and rigid-flexible bodies; Structural mechanics problems in one dimension - rods; Structural mechanics problems in two dimensions - plates and shells; Structural mechanics problems in two dimensions - linearize theory; Curved rods and axisymmetric shells; Discrete element methods; Multi-scale modelling; Computer procedures

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