Element-by-Element Iterative Solution Schemes
There are two main approaches to solving systems of equations resulting from numerical discretization of solid mechanics problems, direct and iterative. There are a large number of variants of each. Direct solvers are usually employed when the number of unknowns is not very large, and there are multiple load vectors.
KeywordsStiffness Matrix Steep Descent Conjugate Gradient Method Gaussian Elimination Minimum Principle
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