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The Finite Element Analysis of Shells: Fundamentals 1st Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-3540413394
ISBN-10: 3540413391
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"The major part of the book focuses on the linear analysis of shell structures, for which a discussion of the available mathematical models and discretization procedures is given. … The aim of the present volume is to provide more powerful finite element methods by a deeper physical understanding of shell structural behavior and application of stronger mathematical theories. … This well-written text is not just a survey of finite element methods for shell analyses, but presents the authors’ experiences with shell analysis methods." (K.Marti, ZAMM - Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik, Vol. 85 (2), 2005)

"If we are aware of the rising application of finite shell elements in industrial applications and of the growing size of the problems, an increase of mathematical knowledge for element use and development seems to be required. Just this is the aim of the present book … . This book is recommended to all ‘applied mechanicians’, who intend to study the mathematical backgrounds of finite shell analyses. For all developers of advanced and more powerful finite shell element techniques, its reading is a ‘must’." (Technische Mechanik, Vol. 24 (1), 2004)

"The main objective is to combine the fundamentals of shell theories, mathematical analyses and finite element methods in order to develop shell finite element approximations which are reliable and effective. … The expertises of both authors combined with a very clear and attractive presentation lead to a wonderful masterpiece which is, with no doubt and for a long time, the great reference book for the development of accurate and reliable numerical methods in the thin shell world." (Michel Bernadou, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1103 (5), 2007)

From the Back Cover

This book presents a modern continuum mechanics and mathematical framework to study shell physical behaviors, and to formulate and evaluate finite element procedures. With a view towards the synergy that results from physical and mathematical understanding, the book focuses on the fundamentals of shell theories, their mathematical bases and finite element discretizations. The complexity of the physical behaviors of shells is analysed, and the difficulties to obtain uniformly optimal finite element procedures are identified and studied. Some modern finite element methods are presented for linear and nonlinear analyses.

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Product Details

  • Series: Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics
  • Hardcover: 330 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (May 29, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3540413391
  • ISBN-13: 978-3540413394
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,571,969 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
This is the first (and only) book I have come across which gives a deep and comprehensive analysis of finite element methods for shell structures. The authors take a mathematical approach to the problem, and do a very nice job. Traditionally, finite element procedures for shells have been formulated intuitively hence resulting in mixed success. Mathematical analyses of finite element formulations give a deeper and meaningful insight into the underlying mathematical theory and the reasons why some formulations perform much better than others. This deeper mathematical understanding in turn gives better insight into the physical behaviour of shells as limiting cases are approached (i.e thin shells etc.). Research in finite element analysis, including shells, is very much alive and still has a lot of potential. This book is very valuable for people who want to dig further into mathematical aspects of finite element formulations, and are not just content with "coding" an existing formulation. This is not a "recipe" book, but a book which teaches you how to come up with new, mathematically consistent and meaningful formulations.
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This book clearly explains shell structure mechanics from a mathematical and practical perspective. As a practicing engineer and finite element user, I found it extremely useful and easy to understand. This is also an invaluable reference for graduate students in applied mechanics. I think it will be a classic reference in that field.
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By A Customer on August 26, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent book for anybody interested in the analysis of shells. It uniquely presents the physical and mathematical aspects of shell behavior, and their finite element analysis. I believe this book is a MUST for researchers and practioners.
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It is an understatement to call this book excellent! Development of robust and reliable computational techniques for shell analysis continues to be a most challenging task. The level of profundity offered by this book on this traditional topic is truly astounding. Mathematical analysis has been wonderfully intertwined with engineering judgement. The presentation is brief and compact with an emphasis on mathematical rigor.
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By A Customer on August 21, 2003
Format: Hardcover
The book "The Finite Element Analysis of Shells - Fundamentals" represents a unique contribution to the field. While the literature on finite element analysis of shells is vast, there is not a single work like this which successfully treats this topic with a broad perspective without sacrificing either physical understanding or mathematical rigor.
Undoubtedly, shell mathematical and numerical analyses represent a very difficult and evolving subject, integrating advanced knowledge from engineering and applied mathematics. In this context, this book is an invaluable source to whomever wants do serious work in the fascinating field of shell finite element analysis and modeling.
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I thinks that this book is a milestone in finite element analysis of shells.
This provides valuable insight of shell mechanics and of its finite element formulation.
There were countless papers and books on shells but now this is only necessary for shell researchers.
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