The Finite Element Method in Structural and Continuum Mechanics – O. C. Zienkiewicz – 1ra Edición


The enginner of the present day is faced with solving structural and other problems of growing . Classical mathematics, despite its everincreasing sophistication, is capable of solving only severely idealized situations while placing at the same time a heavy burden on his skilled time, which could more usefully be employed in the process of design.

Fortunately, the rapid development of digital computers, with a progressively grater capacity and a decreasing of performing arithmetical , has come to his recue, allowing the use of relatively simple numerical formulations and revolutionizing his approach to the process of .

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Structural stiffness analisys
Chapter 2: Finie elements of a continuum
Chapter 3: Plane stress and plane strain
Chapter 4: Axi-symmetric stress analysis
Chapter 5: Some improved elements in two-dimensional problems
Chapter 6: Three-dimensional stress analysis
Chapter 7: Bending of plates
Chapter 8: Shells as an assembly of flat elements
Chapter 9: Axi-symmetric shells
Chapter 10: Field problems-heat conduction, seepage flow, etc.
Chapter 11: Eigenvalue problems-vibration and stability
Chapter 12: Non-linear problems-plasticity, creep, and large deformations
Chapter 13: Combined problems
Chapter 14: Further developments
Chapter 15: Computation methods and computer program
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