Finite Element Method for Interface Problems

by Santosh K. Arya, (A.M.ASCE), Principal Development Engineer; Dept. of Applied Mechanics and Engrg. Sci., Univ. of California at San Diego, LaJolla, Calif. 92093,
Gilbert A. Hegemier, Prof.; Dept. of Applied Mechanics and Engrg. Sci., Univ. of California at San Diego, La Jolla, Calif. 92093,


Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 2, Pg. 327-342


Document Type: Journal Paper

Discussion: Heuze Francois E. (See full record)

Abstract: A method for incorporating interface discontinuities in a finite element analysis of discontinuous media is presented. For computational purposes the procedure is implemented into the nonlinear structural analysis program NONSAP. Several example problems concerning the modeling of concrete masonry mortar joints are presented, and demonstrate the accuracy and efficiency of the algorithm.

Subject Headings: Finite element method | Model accuracy | Discontinuities | Computing in civil engineering | Nonlinear analysis | Structural models | Concrete

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