Space-Time Finite Element Method
In the previous section we discussed some classical methods for the time integration of the differential equations of motion. They have interesting properties, not appreciated by researchers and software developers. In this section we will present the space-time element method.We will give its basic concepts and how to derivate the stepwise equations for this method. We will present the displacement formulation, used in the early stages of the development of the method, and the velocity formulation, which is currently being successfully used for difficult or atypical tasks.
KeywordsFinite Element Method Triangular Element Inertia Matrix Time Layer Time Element
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