Recent Applications in Computational Mechanics

by Dimitris L. Karabalis, Asst. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-554-9 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-554-0 (ISBN-10), 1986, Soft Cover, Pg. 207

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Conference information: Two sessions at Structures Congress '86 | New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | September 15-18, 1986

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


The papers in this book were presented at the sessions Applications of the Boundary Element Method to Structural Dynamics and Dynamic Response of Coupled Civil Engineering Structures at the ASCE Structures Congress '86 held in New Orleans, LA, on Sept. 15-18, 1986. The book is divided into two sections. In the first section recent applications of the Boundary Element Method (BEM) are presented by an international panel of experts in the field. In view of the massive research and development efforts that have been dedicated to the BEM a collection of articles, as the one presented here, serves the triple purpose of instructing the newcomer, providing a concentrated source of information about new trends in the pertinent research, and offering an insight to future developments. The second section, in contrast to the first, is not dedicated to any particular computational method but to a very important phenomenon of great engineering interest, namely, the dynamic interaction of various structures or components of a structure. The correct analysis and understanding of such interactions leads to the efficient prevention of unwanted side effects. Both of these aspects are discussed in this section and a number of computational methodologies are presented.

Subject Headings: Boundary element method | Structural dynamics | Structural engineering | Structural members | Dynamic response | Coupling | Engineering mechanics | Professional societies


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