Boundary Element Methods in Structural Analysis

by D. E. Beskos, (F.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Univ. of Patras, Dept. of Civ. Engrg., 26110 Patras, Greece,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-694-2 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-694-6 (ISBN-10), 1989, Soft Cover, Pg. 352
13.5 x 20.5 cm, Prepared under the auspices of the Committee on Electronic Computation of the Structural Division of ASCE
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Document Type: Book


Tutorial and state-of-art aspects of the Boundary Element Method (BEM) are combined with applications in structural analysis in order to provide information about the advantages of this numerical method, its most recent developments and the pertinent literature. In these 12 chapters, experts cover all the important applications of the BEM in structural analysis. More specifically, chapter one provides a historical introduction, while chapter two deals with torsion of elastic bars. The elastostatic analysis of beams plates and shells as well as general two- and three-dimensional bodies is described in chapter three and four, respectively. Stability and dynamic analysis of beams, plates and shells are discussed in chapters five and six, respectively, while general two- and three-dimensional elastodynamics is discussed in chapter seven. Chapter eight deals with material and geometric nonlinearities, while chapter nine with fracture analysis and chapter ten with dynamic soil-structure interaction. Computer programs are described in chapter eleven, while chapter twelve provides an overview of the method and its future developments.

Subject Headings: Boundary element method | Three-dimensional analysis | Structural members | Structural analysis | Beams | Plates | Dynamic analysis | Numerical analysis


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