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Energy and Variational Methods in Applied Mechanics : With an Introduction to the Finite Element Method - J. N. Reddy

Energy and Variational Methods in Applied Mechanics

With an Introduction to the Finite Element Method

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Published: 20th September 1984
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A practical introduction to the use of the finite--element method and variational methods to solve engineering problems about beams, bars, torsion, and plane elasticity. Includes a concise section on composite--material laminated plates and shells. Contains numerous examples, exercises, problems, and references.

A REVIEW OF THE EQUATIONS OF MECHANICS.

Introduction.

Kinetics.

Kinematics.

Thermodynamic Principles.

Constitutive Equations.

Boundary-Value Problems of Mechanics.

Equations of Bars, Beams, Torsion, and Plane Elasticity.

ENERGY AND VARIATIONAL PRINCIPLES.

Preliminary Concepts.

Calculus of Variations.

Virtual Work and Energy Principles.

Stationary Variational Principles.

Hamilton's Principle.

Energy Theorems of Structural Mechanics.

VARIATIONAL METHODS OF APPROXIMATION.

Some Preliminaries.

The Ritz Method.

Weighted-Residual Methods.

The Finite-Element Method.

THEORY AND ANALYSIS OF PLATES AND SHELLS.

Classical Theory of Plates.

Shear Deformation Theories of Plates.

Laminated Composite Plates.

Theory of Shells.

Finite-Element Analysis of Plates and Shells.

Bibliography.

Answers to Selected Exercises.

Index.

ISBN: 9780471896739
ISBN-10: 047189673X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 20th September 1984
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 16.0  x 3.08
Weight (kg): 0.78
Edition Number: 1