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THE FORCE METHOD

by Lazarus Teneketzis Tenek

 

Centre for TechnoMathematics & Scientific Computing University of Westminster, London, UK

General Department-Section of Mechanics Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece



Description:
Unique in approach and content, this book presents the theory of The Force method, explaining in detail the theoretical fundamentals of the method and exploring its application as a design/modeling tool also for large structures. The book covers truss element, beam element for beam and frame structures, quadrilateral and triangular elements for plates and shells, solid element for three-dimensional analysis. Examples of large structures and computer outputs are provided for the reader to formulate a qualitative understanding of outputs and simulations.
The Force Method together with the Explicit Finite Element Method, written by the same Author, represent a modern, comprehensive and powerful tool in advanced studies on structural analysis.
Thanks to the clarity of the exposition and to the basic principles enclosed in the book, it can be used for educational, research, industrial, and applied purposes.

Audience:
The text can be used for educational, research, industrial and applied purposes.


Contents:
Preface. Contents. The Truss Element. The Beam Element. The Quadrilateral Element. The Triangular Element. The Solid Element. The Connection of Elements.

 

About the Author:

Lazarus Teneketzis Tenek received his PhD from the Centre for Techno-Mathematics & Scientific Computing Laboratory at the University of Westminster, London, UK, in collaboration with the Institute for Computer Applications ICA, University of Stuttgart, Germany (1997); a MSc in Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech, USA (1991); a MSc in Applied Mechanics from Polytechnic University, NY, USA (1989), and a BSc in Civil Engineering, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece (1987). He is the author of 55 publications, and texts. He is member of the Editorial Board of the International Review on Modelling and Simulations (IREMOS). He has worked for the University of Virginia at NASA Langley Research Center and for Nissan Motor Co., Japan. His research interests include computational mechanics, numerical methods, experimental mechanics, waves and wave propagation, materials, and computing systems.

 

Bibliographic details:
Paperback, 108 pages, publication date: 14 December, 2009
ISBN 978-88-96329-02-3
Imprint: Praise Worthy Prize
 

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