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Nonlinear Solid Mechanics for Finite Element Analysis

Nonlinear Solid Mechanics for Finite Element Analysis
2 Volume Hardback Set

  • Date Published: June 2021
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108900980

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  • Designing engineering components that make optimal use of materials requires consideration of the nonlinear static and dynamic characteristics associated with both manufacturing and working environments. The modeling of these characteristics can only be done through numerical formulation and simulation, which requires an understanding of the theoretical background and associated computer solution techniques. In this two-volume set, the authors provide a unified treatment of both the static and dynamics aspects of nonlinear solid mechanics and associated finite element simulation techniques. Alongside numerous worked examples and exercises are user instructions, program descriptions and examples for MATLAB computer implementations with source code available online. While this book is designed to complement postgraduate courses, it is also relevant to industry professionals requiring an appreciation of the way their computer simulation programs work.

    • Combines theory and finite element implementation in one text
    • Assumes only beginning graduate-level knowledge and transitions the subject from Masters through to PhD level
    • Contains numerous illustrative examples and more than 100 exercises
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    • Date Published: June 2021
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108900980
    • length: 726 pages
    • dimensions: 252 x 178 x 47 mm
    • weight: 1.5kg
    • contains: 163 b/w illus. 1 table 105 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1. Statics:
    1. Introduction
    2. Mathematical preliminaries
    3. Analysis of three-dimensional truss structures
    4. Kinematics
    5. Stress and equilibrium
    6. Hyperelasticity
    7. Large elasto-plastic deformations
    8. Linearized equilibrium equations
    9. Discretization and solution
    10. Computer implementation
    Volume 2. Dynamics:
    1. Introduction
    2. Dynamic analysis of 3-D trusses
    3. Dynamic equilibrium of deformable solids
    4. Discretization and solution
    5. Conservation laws in solid dynamics
    6. Thermodynamics
    7. Space and time discretization of conservation laws in solid dynamics
    8. Computer implementation for displacement-based dynamics
    9. Computational implementation for the conversation law based explicit fast dynamics
    Appendix. Shocks

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    Nonlinear Solid Mechanics for Finite Element Analysis

    Javier Bonet, Antonio J. Gil, Richard D. Wood

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    Javier Bonet, University of Greenwich
    Javier Bonet is a Professor of Engineering, currently Deputy Vice-chancellor for Research and Enterprise at the University of Greenwich and formerly Head of the College of Engineering at Swansea University. He has extensive experience of teaching topics in structural mechanics and dynamics, including large strain nonlinear solid mechanics, to undergraduate and graduate engineering students. He has been active in research in the area of computational mechanics for over thirty years with contributions in modeling superplastic forming, large strain solid dynamic analysis, membrane modeling, finite element technology including error estimation and meshless methods (smooth particle hydrodynamics). He has given invited, keynote, and plenary lectures on these topics at numerous international conferences.

    Antonio J. Gil, Swansea University
    Antonio J. Gil is a Professor of Engineering in the Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering at Swansea University. He has numerous publications in various areas of computational mechanics, with specific experience in the field of large strain nonlinear mechanics. His work covers the computational simulation of nanomembranes, biomembranes (heart valves), and superplastic forming of medical prostheses, modeling of smart electro-magneto-mechanical devices, and numerical analysis of fast transient dynamical phenomena. He has received a number of prizes for his contributions to the field of computational mechanics, including the UK Philip Leverhulme Prize and the O. C. Zienkiewicz Prize awarded by the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences.

    Richard D. Wood, Swansea University
    Richard D. Wood is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering at Swansea University. He has over twenty years' experience of teaching the course 'Nonlinear Solid Mechanics for Finite Element Analysis' at Swansea University, which he originally developed at the University of Arizona. He has also taught at IIT Roorkee, India and the Institute of Structural Engineering at the Technical University in Graz. Dr Wood's academic career concentrated on finite element analysis, and he has written numerous papers in international journals, and many chapter contributions, on topics related to nonlinear finite element analysis.

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