Author : Miguel Luiz Bucalem, Klaus-Jrgen Bathe (auth.)
Description:This book presents in one treatise both the basic mathematicalmodels of solid / structural mechanics and effective finite elementprocedures for the solution of these models. The book can beused for teaching, in a modern way, solid and structural mechanics,finite element methods, and for self-study from elementary toquite advanced material.In synthesizing classical mechanics with modern finite elementanalysis, emphasis is given to the hierarchical nature of themathematical models of mechanics, from simple to complex, andon choosing the simplest reliable and effective model for analysis.The process of hierarchical modeling and finite element solutionis illustrated in examples that show the benefits reached when goodhierarchical modeling is performed.To pursue an effective analysis is an art the objective is to predictthe future. Performing in the art of analysis is very stimulatingand requires constant learning. This book has been written to providea fundamental basis for that learning process.