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1 Introduction
1.1 Tensor basics
1.2 Vector calculus
1.3 Linear algebra
1.4 Essentials from continuum mechanics
1.5 Exercises
2 Strong and weak forms of the governing equations
2.1 One-dimensional bar
2.2 Continuum elasticity
2.3 Poisson equation
2.4 Minimisation of potential energy
2.5 Regularity requirements
2.6 Definition of trial and weight function spaces
2.7 Exercises
3 The Galerkin method
3.1 Approximate solution
3.2 Basic error analysis
4.1 Finite element method with piecewise linear basis functions
4.2 General finite element basis functions
4.3 Governing equations
4.4 Isoparametric mapping
4.5 Numerical integration
4.6 Imposition of Dirichlet boundary conditions
4.7 Exercises
5 Implementation of the finite element method
5.1 Preprocessing
5.2 Program flow
5.3 Local-global
5.4 Stiffness matrix storage
5.5 Post-processing
6 Structural elements for finite element analysis
6.1 Rod elements in space
6.2 Beams
6.3 Plate
6.5 Exercises
7 Analysis of the finite element method
7.1 A priori error estimation
7.2 A posteriori error estimation
7.3 Adaptivity
7.4 Exercises
8 Solvers for large linear systems
8.1 LU-decomposition
8.2 Iterative solvers
9 Time-dependent problems
9.1 Elastodynamics
9.2 Heat equation
9.3 Frequency analysis for elastodynamics
9.4 Modal analysis for elastodynamics
9.5 Time stepping algorithms
9.6 Space-time formulations
9.7 Exercises
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Published by: Xristoforos Kolomvos on Apr 20, 2012
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