Statics and Influence Functions - from a Modern Perspective

  • Friedel Hartmann
  • Peter Jahn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Friedel Hartmann, Peter Jahn
    Pages 1-75
  3. Friedel Hartmann, Peter Jahn
    Pages 77-137
  4. Friedel Hartmann, Peter Jahn
    Pages 139-222
  5. Friedel Hartmann, Peter Jahn
    Pages 223-244
  6. Friedel Hartmann, Peter Jahn
    Pages 245-284
  7. Friedel Hartmann, Peter Jahn
    Pages 285-310
  8. Friedel Hartmann, Peter Jahn
    Pages 311-336
  9. Friedel Hartmann, Peter Jahn
    Pages 337-340
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 341-345

About this book


The book teaches engineers many new things about a classical topic which suddenly is again in the center of interest because of its relevance for finite element analysis, for the accuracy of computational methods.

It shows that influence functions play a fundamental role in the finite element analysis of structures and practically all of linear computational mechanics. It also strives to add new and important insights into modern structural analysis and into computational mechanics by establishing the central role of influence functions for the numerical analysis and to lay a new foundation to the energy and variational principles.


influence function Green's function variational and energy principles adaptive methods boundary elements betti's theorem finite element analysis

Authors and affiliations

  • Friedel Hartmann
    • 1
  • Peter Jahn
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of KasselKasselGermany
  2. 2.Dept. of Civil EngineeringUniversity of Kassel KasselGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-51221-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-51222-8
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