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The Finite Element Method Basics

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The Finite Element Method
Fifth edition
Volume 1: The Basis

Professor O.C. Zienkiewicz, CBE, FRS, FREngis Professor Emeritus and Director

of the Institute for Numerical Methods in Engineering at the University of Wales, Swansea, UK. He holds the UNESCO Chair of Numerical Methods in Engineering at the Technical University of Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. He was the head of the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Wales Swansea between 1961 and 1989. He established that department as one of the primary centres of \u00aenite element research. In 1968 he became the Founder Editor of theInternational Journal

for Numerical Methods in Engineeringwhich still remains today the major journal

in this \u00aeeld. The recipient of 24 honorary degrees and many medals, Professor Zienkiewicz is also a member of \u00aeve academies \u00b1 an honour he has received for his many contributions to the fundamental developments of the \u00aenite element method. In 1978, he became a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering. This was followed by his election as a foreign member to the U.S. Academy of Engineering (1981), the Polish Academy of Science (1985), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (1998), and the National Academy of Science, Italy (Academia dei Lincei) (1999). He published the \u00aerst edition of this book in 1967 and it remained the only book on the subject until 1971.

Professor R.L. Taylorhas more than 35 years' experience in the modelling and simu-

lation of structures and solid continua including two years in industry. In 1991 he was elected to membership in the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in recognition of his educational and research contributions to the \u00aeeld of computational mechanics. He was appointed as the T.Y. and Margaret Lin Professor of Engineering in 1992 and, in 1994, received the Berkeley Citation, the highest honour awarded by the University of California, Berkeley. In 1997, Professor Taylor was made a Fellow in the U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics and recently he was elected Fellow in the International Association of Computational Mechanics, and was awarded the USACM John von Neumann Medal. Professor Taylor has written sev- eral computer programs for \u00aenite element analysis of structural and non-structural systems, one of which, FEAP, is used world-wide in education and research environ- ments. FEAP is now incorporated more fully into the book to address non-linear and \u00aenite deformation problems.

Front cover image: A Finite Element Model of the world land speed record (765.035 mph) car THRUST SSC. The analysis was done using the \u00aenite element method by K. Morgan, O. Hassan and N.P. Weatherill at the Institute for Numerical Methods in Engineering, University of Wales Swansea, UK. (see K. Morgan, O. Hassan and N.P. Weatherill, `Why didn't the supersonic car \u00afy?',Mathematics Today,Bulletin of the

Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications,Vol. 35, No. 4, 110\u00b1114, Aug. 1999).
Fifth edition
The Finite Element
Volume 1: The Basis
O.C. Zienkiewicz, CBE, FRS, FREng

UNESCO Professor of Numerical Methods in Engineering
International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Barcelona
Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Institute for
Numerical Methods in Engineering, University of Wales, Swansea

R.L. Taylor

Professor in the Graduate School
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, California


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