Finite Element Analysis for Composite Structures by L.T. TenekFinite Element Analysis for Composite Structures by L.T. Tenek

Finite Element Analysis for Composite Structures

byL.T. Tenek

Paperback | December 9, 2010

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This book is a foray into the computer analysis of three-dimensional composite structures using the finite element method (FEM).The text advances from the analysis of simple beams to arbitrary anisotropic and composite plates and shells; it treats both linear and nonlinear behaviour. Once the basic philosophy of the method is understood, the reader may expand its application and modify the computer programs to suit particular needs. It is shown how this leads to considerable savings in computer time. Chapter 1 provides results from continuum mechanics and forms the Principles of Virtual Work and Potential Energy. Chapter 2 sketches the history of the FEM. Chapter 3 introduces the concepts of natural modes and natural stiffness. Chapter 4 introduces the basic concepts of the theory of composites. Chapter 5 applies the natural mode method to the analysis of composite beams in three dimensions. Chapter 6 introduces the composite plate and shell element. Chapter 7 shows the computational advantages of the method on a model problem. Chapter 8 deals with nonlinear analysis of anisotropic shells. Chapter 9 discusses programming aspects. The volume is designed for advanced undergraduates, graduates, researchers, and practising engineers in the industry. The book is accompanied by a floppy disc containing the relevant software.
Title:Finite Element Analysis for Composite StructuresFormat:PaperbackDimensions:351 pagesPublished:December 9, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048149754

ISBN - 13:9789048149759

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Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Some Results from Continuum Mechanics. 2. A Brief History of FEM. 3. Natural Modes for Finite Elements. 4. Composites. 5. Composite Beam Element. 6. Composite Plate and Shell Element. 7. Computational Statistics. 8. Nonlinear Analysis of Anisotropic Shells. 9. Programming Aspects. Appendices: A. Geometry of the Bema Element in Space. B. Contents of the Floppy Disk. Bibliography. Index.

Editorial Reviews

`The book is highly recommended as a reference text for advanced undergraduate students, as a graduate course on the FE analysis of composites, and as a reference work for both researchers in laboratories and practising engineers in industry.' Zentralblatt MATH, 906