The classic solid mechanics FEM reference that no serious engineer concerned with finite elements should be without
General problems in solid mechanics and non-linearity; Galerkin method of approximation - irreducible and mixed forms; Solution of non-linear algebraic equations; Inelastic and non-linear materials; Geometrically non-linear problems - finite deformation; Material constitution in finite deformation; Treatment of constraints - contact and tied interfaces; Pseudo-rigid and rigid-flexible bodies; Structural mechanics problems in one dimension - rods; Structural mechanics problems in two dimensions - plates and shells; Structural mechanics problems in two dimensions - linearize theory; Curved rods and axisymmetric shells; Discrete element methods; Multi-scale modelling; Computer procedures
O. C. Zienkiewicz was one of the early pioneers of the finite element method and is internationally recognized as a leading figure in its development and wide-ranging application. He was awarded numerous honorary degrees, medals and awards over his career, including the Royal Medal of the Royal Society and Commander of the British Empire (CBE). He was a founding author of The Finite Element Method books and developed them through six editions over 40 years up to his death in 2009. R. L. Taylor is Emeritus Professor of Engineering and Professor in the Graduate School, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. D. Fox is Senior Director in the CTO Office of Dassault Systemes SIMULIA. He has more than 26 years' experience in the research and development of finite element technology.
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