Structural Analysis with Finite Elements

  • Friedel Hartmann
  • Casimir Katz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Pages 269-326
  3. Pages 327-414
  4. Pages 415-484
  5. Pages 485-502
  6. Pages 503-577
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 579-597

About this book


Structural Analysis with Finite Elements, 2nd Edition provides a solid introduction to the foundation and the application of the finite element method in structural analysis. It offers new theoretical insight and practical advice on why finite element results are 'wrong,' why support reactions are relatively accurate, why stresses at midpoints are more reliable, why averaging the stresses sometimes may not help or why the equilibrium conditions are violated. This second edition contains additional sections on sensitivity analysis, on retrofitting structures, on the Generalized FEM (X-FEM) and on model adaptivity. An additional chapter treats the boundary element method, and related software is available at


boundary elements calculus computational mechanics finite element analysis and design finite elements linear optimization model structural analysis structure

Authors and affiliations

  • Friedel Hartmann
    • 1
  • Casimir Katz
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Kassel Structural MechanicsKasselGermany
  2. 2.SOFiSTiK AGOberschleissheimGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-49698-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-49702-8
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