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One-Dimensional Finite Elements

An Introduction to the FE Method

Oechsner, Andreas, Merkel, Markus

2012, XXIV, 400 p.

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  • Introduces a new educational approach using only one-dimensional elements
  • Uses intuitive mathematics and is scientifically exact
  • Describes also advanced problems like composite materials and nonlinear elasticity 
  • Many examples facilitate the understanding plus solutions manual for instructors

 This textbook presents finite element methods using exclusively  one-dimensional elements. The aim is to present the complex methodology in  an easily understandable but mathematically correct fashion. The approach of  one-dimensional elements enables the reader to focus on the understanding of  the principles of basic and advanced mechanical problems. The reader easily  understands the assumptions and limitations of mechanical modeling as well  as the underlying physics without struggling with complex mathematics. But  although the description is easy it remains scientifically correct.

  The approach using only one-dimensional elements covers not only standard  problems but allows also for advanced topics like plasticity or the  mechanics of composite materials. Many examples illustrate the concepts and  problems at the end of every chapter help to familiarize with the topics.

Content Level » Upper undergraduate

Keywords » Backward-Euler algorithm - Bending Plasticity - Composite Materials - Finite Elements Method FEM - Nonlinear Elasticity - Shear Forces - Structural Mechanics - Timoshenko Beams - Torsion

Related subjects » Computational Science & Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Mechanics

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