ISBN-10:
0521705185
ISBN-13:
9780521705189
Pub. Date:
05/31/2007
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Finite Elements: Theory, Fast Solvers, and Applications in Solid Mechanics / Edition 3

Finite Elements: Theory, Fast Solvers, and Applications in Solid Mechanics / Edition 3

by Dietrich Braess

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Finite Elements: Theory, Fast Solvers, and Applications in Solid Mechanics / Edition 3

This definitive introduction to finite element methods was thoroughly updated for this 2007 third edition, which features important material for both research and application of the finite element method. The discussion of saddle-point problems is a highlight of the book and has been elaborated to include many more nonstandard applications. The chapter on applications in elasticity now contains a complete discussion of locking phenomena. The numerical solution of elliptic partial differential equations is an important application of finite elements and the author discusses this subject comprehensively. These equations are treated as variational problems for which the Sobolev spaces are the right framework. Graduate students who do not necessarily have any particular background in differential equations, but require an introduction to finite element methods will find this text invaluable. Specifically, the chapter on finite elements in solid mechanics provides a bridge between mathematics and engineering.

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ISBN-13: 9780521705189
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/31/2007
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Dietrich Braess is Professor of Mathematics at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.

Table of Contents

Preface to the third English edition; Preface to the first English edition; Preface to the German edition; Notation; 1. Introduction; 2. Conforming finite elements; 3. Nonconforming and other methods; 4. The conjugate gradient method; 5. Multigrid methods; 6. Finite elements in solid mechanics; References; Index.

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