Finite Element Analysis for Composite Structures

  • Lazarus Teneketzis Tenek
  • John Argyris

Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 59)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Lazarus Teneketzis Tenek, John Argyris
    Pages 1-15
  3. Lazarus Teneketzis Tenek, John Argyris
    Pages 17-25
  4. Lazarus Teneketzis Tenek, John Argyris
    Pages 27-36
  5. Lazarus Teneketzis Tenek, John Argyris
    Pages 37-46
  6. Lazarus Teneketzis Tenek, John Argyris
    Pages 47-133
  7. Lazarus Teneketzis Tenek, John Argyris
    Pages 135-260
  8. Lazarus Teneketzis Tenek, John Argyris
    Pages 261-265
  9. Lazarus Teneketzis Tenek, John Argyris
    Pages 267-300
  10. Lazarus Teneketzis Tenek, John Argyris
    Pages 301-320
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 321-340

About this book


This book is an adventure into the computer analysis of three dimensional composite structures using the finite element method (FEM). It is designed for Universities, for advanced undergraduates, for graduates, for researchers, and for practising engineers in industry. The text advances gradually from the analysis of simple beams to arbitrary anisotropic and composite plates and shells; it treats both linear and nonlinear behavior. Once the basic philosophy of the method is understood, the reader may expand its application and modify the computer programs to suit particular needs. The book arose from four years research at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. We present the theory and computer programs concisely and systematically so that they can be used both for teaching and applications. We have tried to make the book simple and clear, and to show the underlying physical and mathematical ideas. The FEM has been in existence for more than 50 years. One of the authors, John Argyris, invented this technique in World War II in the course of the check on the analysis of the swept back wing of the twin engined Meteor Jet Fighter. In this work, he also consistently applied matrix calculus and introduced triangular membrane elements in conjunction with two new definitions of triangular stresses and strains which are now known as the component and total measures. In fact, he was responsible for the original formulation of the matrix force and displacement methods, the forerunners of the FEM.


Finite-Elemente-Methode calculus design geometry mechanics model programming sketch statistics

Authors and affiliations

  • Lazarus Teneketzis Tenek
    • 1
  • John Argyris
    • 1
  1. 1.University of StuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4975-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9044-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0925-0042
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