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Computational Statics Revision Course

  • Presents fully solved examples to guide students through fundamental standard problems

  • Focusses only on the essential final results and skips all classical derivations

  • Compiles 10 recommended steps for a linear finite element solution procedure


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Zia Javanbakht, Andreas Öchsner
    Pages 1-15
  3. Zia Javanbakht, Andreas Öchsner
    Pages 17-62
  4. Zia Javanbakht, Andreas Öchsner
    Pages 63-144
  5. Zia Javanbakht, Andreas Öchsner
    Pages 145-166
  6. Zia Javanbakht, Andreas Öchsner
    Pages 167-178
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 179-206

About this book


This revision and work book offers a very specific concept for learning the finite element method applying it to problems from statics of: It skips all the classical derivations and focusses only the essential final results. Based on these `essentials', fully solved example problems are presented. To facilitate the initial learning process, the authors compiled 10 recommended steps for a linear finite element solution procedure (`hand calculation') and all the solved examples follow this simple scheme.

These 10 recommended steps help engineering students to master the finite ele
ment method and guide through fundamental standard problems, although there are neither 10 recommended steps for real-life engineering problems nor 10 standard problems that cover all possible problems that a young engineer may face during his first years of professional work. 

This revision course accompanies the textbook "Computational Statics and Dyn
amics: An Introduction Based on the Finite Element Method" by the same authors.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Griffith School of EngineeringGriffith UniversitySouthportAustralia
  2. 2.Griffith School of EngineeringGriffith UniversitySouthportAustralia

About the authors

Andreas Öchsner is a Full Professor at the School of Engineering, Griffith University, Australia and Leader of the Mechanical Engineering Program (Head of Discipline and Program Director). Having obtained a Dipl.-Ing. degree in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Stuttgart (1997), Germany, he served as a research and teaching assistant at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg from 1997 to 2003 while working to complete his Doctor of Engineering Sciences (Dr.-Ing.) degree. From 2003 to 2006, he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Head of the Cellular Metals Group affiliated with the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He spent seven years (2007–2013) as a Full Professor at the Department of Applied Mechanics, Technical University of Malaysia, where he was also Head of the Advanced Materials and Structure Lab.

Zia Javanbakht is a PhD candidate at Griffith University and specialized in the ar

ea of computational mechanics. He obtained a BSc degree in Civil Engineering at Tarbiz University (2007) followed by a MSc degree in Structural Engineering from the same university (2010).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Computational Statics Revision Course
  • Authors Zia Javanbakht
    Andreas Öchsner
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-67461-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-88434-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-67462-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 206
  • Number of Illustrations 138 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Solid Mechanics
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