Lecture 6: Formulation and Calculation of Isoparametric Models

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Topics: Formulation and calculation of isoparametric models

  • Formulation and calculation of isoparametric continuum elements
  • Truss, plane-stress, plane-strain, axisymmetric, and three-dimensional elements
  • Variable-number-nodes elements, curved elements
  • Derivation of interpolations, displacement and strain interpolation matrices, the Jacobian transformation
  • Various examples; shifting of internal nodes to achieve stress singularities for fracture mechanics analysis

Instructor: Klaus-Jürgen Bathe

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Sections 5.1-5.3


Problems 5.1-5.22

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