The Spectral Element Method

  • James F. Doyle
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)


The only way to efficiently handle wave propagation problems in structures with complicated boundaries and discontinuities is to develop a matrix methodology for use on a computer. In this chapter, we develop such a method.


Stiffness Matrix Spectral Element Dynamic Stiffness Spectral Element Method Stiffness Relation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • James F. Doyle
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  1. 1.Department of Aeronautics and AstronauticsPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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