Numerical Simulation Series: Numerical Simulation in Solid Mechanics
Abstract: In this edition of ESRD’s Numerical Simulation Series, the computation of problems in solid mechanics via numerical simulation is examined in detail. Highlights include:
- Basic concepts and terminology in numerical simulation as it pertains to the field of solid mechanics
- The principle of virtual work, the finite element method, controlling discretization errors and hierarchic modeling
- Generalized Hooke’s law in 3D, engineering constants, and transformation of material matrices
- Principal stresses and strains, thermal loads, singularities and convergence rates
- Example model problems in the field of solid mechanics
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