By Jacob Fish, Ted Belytschko

ISBN-10: 0470035803

ISBN-13: 9780470035801

This can be a nice booklet for introductory finite parts. the entire easy and primary stuff is there. Too undesirable, even though, that it is a virtually note for be aware reproduction of the booklet by way of Ottosen and Petersson (1992!). And, as is usually the case, the unique is simply that little bit greater - so minus one big name.

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The above combines the vector transformation at the two nodes. g. the upper right 2 Â 2 block is zero as the element components of the nodal displacement at node 1 are independent of the displacement at node 2. e. 44). The components of the element force matrices are related by the same component transformation rule: ðaÞ F0e ¼ Re Fe ; ðbÞ Fe ¼ ReT F0e : We are now in a position to determine the relation between Fe and de . 46), which gives 2 3 cos2 e cos e sin e À cos2 e À cos e sin e 2 2 6 cos e sin e sin e À cos e sin e À sin e 7 7: Ke ¼ ke 6 ð2:47Þ 4 À cos2 e À cos e sin e cos2 e cos e sin e 5 2 e 2 e e e e e À cos sin À sin cos sin sin It can be seen that Ke is a symmetric matrix.

13) because the matrices are not of the same size. 15) by adding zeros; we similarly augment the displacement matrices. 15) are rearranged into larger augmented element stiffness matrices and zeros are added where these elements have no effect. The results are 2 3 2 32 3 0 u1 0 0 0 ð1Þ 4 F2 5 ¼ 4 0 kð1Þ Àkð1Þ 5 4 u2 5 ð1Þ 0 Àkð1Þ kð1Þ u3 F1 |ﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄ{zﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄ} |ﬄﬄ{zﬄﬄ} |ﬄﬄﬄﬄ{zﬄﬄﬄﬄ} ð1Þ ð1Þ d ~ ~ K F or ~ ð1Þ d: ~ ð1Þ ¼ K F ð2:16Þ Note that we have added a row of zeros in row 1 corresponding to the force at node 1, as element 1 exerts no force on node 1, and a column of zeros in column 1, as the nodal displacement at node 1 does not affect element 1 directly.

A compatible potential). Two examples are described in the following: steady-state electrical flow in a circuit and fluid flow in a hydraulic piping system. In an electrical system, the potential is the voltage and the flux is the current. 10. By Ohm’s law, the current from node 1 to node 2 is given by ie2 ¼ ee2 À ee1 ; Re ð2:34Þ where ee2 and ee1 are the voltages (potentials) at the nodes and Re is the resistance of the wire. This is the linear flux–potential law. By the law of charge conservation, if the current is in steady state, ie1 þ ie2 ¼ 0; ð2:35Þ which is the second of the above conditions on the element level.