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.
Boundary-Value Problems of Mechanics.
Equations of Bars, Beams, Torsion, and Plane Elasticity.
ENERGY AND VARIATIONAL PRINCIPLES.
Calculus of Variations.
Virtual Work and Energy Principles.
Stationary Variational Principles.
Energy Theorems of Structural Mechanics.
VARIATIONAL METHODS OF APPROXIMATION.
The Ritz Method.
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.
Answers to Selected Exercises.
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 20th September 1984
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 16.0
Weight (kg): 0.78
Edition Number: 1