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Description - Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics for Finite Element Analysis by Javier Bonet

Designing engineering components that make optimal use of materials requires consideration of the nonlinear characteristics associated with both manufacturing and working environments. The modeling of these characteristics can only be done through numerical formulation and simulation, and this requires an understanding of both the theoretical background and associated computer solution techniques. By presenting both nonlinear continuum analysis and associated finite element techniques under one roof, Bonet and Wood provide, in this edition of this successful text, a complete, clear, and unified treatment of these important subjects. New chapters dealing with hyperelastic plastic behavior are included, and the authors have thoroughly updated the FLagSHyP program, freely accessible at www.flagshyp.com. Worked examples and exercises complete each chapter, making the text an essential resource for postgraduates studying nonlinear continuum mechanics. It is also ideal for those in industry requiring an appreciation of the way in which their computer simulation programs work.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521838702
ISBN-10: 0521838703
Format: Hardback
(247mm x 174mm x 21mm)
Pages: 340
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Javier Bonet

Javier Bonet is a Professor of Engineering and the Deputy Head of the School of Engineering at Swansea University, and a visiting professor at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya in Spain. He has extensive experience of teaching topics in structural mechanics, including large strain nonlinear solid mechanics, to undergraduate and graduate engineering students. He has been active in research in the area of computational mechanics for over 25 years and has written over 60 papers and over 70 conference contributions on many topics within the subject and given invited, keynote and plenary lectures at numerous international conferences. Richard D. Wood is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Civil and Computational Engineering Centre at Swansea University. He has over 20 years experience of teaching the course Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics for Finite Element Analysis at Swansea University, which he originally developed at the University of Arizona and also taught at IIT Roorkee, India and the Institute of Structural Engineering at the Technical University in Graz. Dr Wood's academic career has focused on finite element analysis, and he has written over 60 papers in international journals, and many chapter contributions, on topics related to nonlinear finite element analysis.