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An Introductory Example in Several Parts

  • Esben Byskov
Chapter
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 194)

Abstract

The history of the development of the Finite Element Method may be enlightening, but as an introduction to the subject a simple example may be more instructive. Below, we shall treat a beam problem in great detail and use it as our basis for "inventing" the method.

Keywords

Finite Element Method Displacement Vector Beam Element Nodal Displacement Generalize Strain 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark

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