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Nonlinear Solid Mechanics for Finite Element Analysis: Dynamics

  • Date Published: June 2021
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107115620

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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 both the theoretical background and associated computer solution techniques. By presenting nonlinear solid mechanics, dynamic conservation laws and principles, and the associated finite element techniques together, the authors provide in this second book a unified treatment of the dynamic simulation of nonlinear solids. Alongside a number of worked examples and exercises are user instructions, program descriptions, and examples for two MATLAB computer implementations for which source codes are available online. While this book is designed to complement postgraduate courses, it is also relevant to those in industry requiring an appreciation of the way their computer simulation programs work.

    • Theory and finite element implementation both included in one text
    • Assumes only beginning graduate-level knowledge and transitions the subject from Masters through to PhD level
    • Numerous illustrative examples and exercises enhance understanding of basic theory
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    • Date Published: June 2021
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107115620
    • length: 348 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 177 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.76kg
    • contains: 76 b/w illus. 1 table 45 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    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 conservation-law-based explicit fast dynamics
    Appendix. Shocks

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    Nonlinear Solid Mechanics for Finite Element Analysis: Dynamics

    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 30 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 20 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. More recently, his interest has focused on croquet.

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