RES.2-002 | Spring 2010 | Graduate

Finite Element Procedures for Solids and Structures

Nonlinear Analysis

Lecture 1: Introduction to Nonlinear Analysis

Topics: Introduction to nonlinear analysis

  • Introduction to the course
  • The importance of nonlinear analysis
  • Four illustrative films depicting actual and potential nonlinear analysis applications
  • General recommendations for nonlinear analysis
  • Modeling of problems
  • Classification of nonlinear analyses
  • Example analysis of a bracket, small and large deformations, elasto-plastic response
  • Two computer-plotted animations
    • elasto-plastic large deformation response of a plate with a hole
    • large displacement response of a diamond-shaped frame
  • The basic approach of an incremental solution
  • Time as a variable in static and dynamic solutions
  • The basic incremental/iterative equations
  • A demonstrative static and dynamic nonlinear analysis of a shell

Instructor: Klaus-Jürgen Bathe

Course Info

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Spring 2010