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1.1 Object of FEA
1.2 Finite element displacement method
1.3 Historical view
1.4 Stages of FEA
2.1 Equilibrium equations
2.2 Conditions for geometric compatibility
2.3 Force/elongation relations
2.4 Boundary conditions
2.5 Solving for displacements
2.6 Comparison of the force method and displacement method
3.1 Stiffness matrix for a bar element
3.2 Transformation from local to global coordinates
3.2.1 Coordinate transformation
3.2.2 Force transformation
3.2.3 Element stiffness matrix in global coordinates
3.2.4 Properties of the element stiffness matrix
3.3 Link’s truss
3.4 Direct method
3.5 Compatibility of nodal displacements
3.6 Expanded element stiffness matrix
3.7 Unreduced global stiffness matrix
3.8 Joint force equilibrium equations
3.9 Reduced global stiffness matrix
3.10 Reactions and internal forces
3.11 Thermal loads and stresses
3.12 Node numbering
4.1 Plane bar elements
4.1.1 Differential equation of equilibrium
4.1.2 Coordinates and shape functions
4.1.3 Bar not loaded between ends
4.1.4 Element stiffness matrix in local coordinates
4.1.5 Bar loaded between ends
4.1.7 Assembly of the global stiffness matrix and load vector
4.1.8 Initial strain effects
4.2 Plane shaft elements
5.1 Finite element discretization
5.2 Static analysis of a uniform beam
5.3 Uniform beam not loaded between ends
5.3.2 Stiffness matrix
5.3.3 Physical significance of the stiffness matrix
5.4 Uniform beam loaded between ends
5.4.1 Consistent vector of nodal forces
5.4.2 Higher-degree interpolation functions
5.4.3 Bending moment and shear force
5.5 Basic convergence requirements
5.6 Frame element
5.6.1 Axial effects
5.6.2 Stiffness matrix and load vector in local coordinates
5.6.3 Coordinate transformation
5.6.4 Stiffness matrix and load vector in global coordinates
5.7 Assembly of the global stiffness matrix
5.8 Grids
5.9 Deep beam bending element
5.9.1 Static analysis of a uniform beam
5.9.2 Shape functions
5.9.3 Stiffness matrix
6.1 Matrix notation for loads, stresses and strains
6.2 Equations of equilibrium inside V
6.2 Equations of equilibrium on the surface σ
6.3 Strain-displacement relations
6.4 Stress-strain relations
6.5 Temperature effects
6.6 Strain energy
7.1 Principle of virtual work (PVW)
7.1.1 Virtual displacements
7.1.2 Virtual work of external loads
7.1.3 Virtual work of internal forces
7.1.4 Principle of virtual displacements
7.1.5 Proof that PDV is equivalent to equilibrium equations
7.2 Principle of minimum total potential energy
7.2.1 Strain energy
7.2.2 External potential energy
7.2.3 Total potential energy
7.3 The Rayleigh-Ritz method
7.4 F.E.M. - a localized version of the Rayleigh-Ritz method
7.4.1 F.E.M. in Structural Mechanics
7.4.2 Discretization
7.4.3 Principle of virtual displacements
7.4.4 Approximating functions for the element
7.4.5 Compatibility between strains and nodal displacements
7.4.6 Element stiffness matrix and load vector
7.4.7 Assembly of the global stiffness matrix and load vector
7.4.8 Solution and back-substitution
8.1 The plane constant-strain triangle (CST)
8.1.1 Discretization of structure
8.1.2 Polynomial approximation of the displacement field
8.1.3 Nodal approximation of the displacement field
8.1.5 Element stiffness matrix and load vector
8.1.6 Remarks
8.2 Rectangular elements
8.2.1 The four-node rectangle (linear)
8.2.2 The eight-node rectangle (quadratic)
8.3 Triangular elements
8.3.1 Area coordinates
8.3.2 Linear strain triangle (LST)
8.3.3 Quadratic strain triangle
8.4 Equilibrium, convergence and compatibility
8.4.1 Equilibrium vs. compatibility
8.4.2 Convergence and compatibility
9.1 Linear quadrilateral element
9.1.1 Natural coordinates
9.1.2 Shape functions
9.1.3 The displacement field
9.1.4 Mapping from natural to cartesian coordinates
9.1.5 Element stiffness matrix
9.1.6 Element load vectors
9.2 Numerical integration
9.2.1 One dimensional Gauss quadrature
9.2.2 Two dimensional Gauss quadrature
9.2.3 Stiffness integration
9.2.4 Stress calculations
9.3 Eight-node quadrilateral
9.3.1 Shape functions
9.3.2 Shape function derivatives
9.3.3 Determinant of the Jacobian matrix
9.3.4 Element stiffness matrix
The element stiffness matrix is
9.3.5 Stress calculation
9.3.6 Consistent nodal forces
9.4 Nine-node quadrilateral
9.5 Six-node triangle
9.6 Jacobian positiveness
10.1 Thin plate theory (Kirchhoff)
10.2 Thick plate theory (Reissner-Mindlin)
10.3 Rectangular plate bending elements
10.3.1 ACM element (non-conforming)
10.3.2 BFS element (conforming)
10.3.3 HTK thick rectangular element
10.4 Triangular plate bending elements
10.4.1 Thin triangular element (non-conforming)
10.4.2 Thick triangular element (conforming)
10.4.3 Discrete Kirchhoff triangles (DKT)
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