Mastering Calculations in Linear and Nonlinear Mechanics

  • Pierre Ladevèze
  • Jean-Pierre Pelle
  • Frederick F. Ling
  • Ernest F. Gloyna
  • William Howard Hart

Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)

About this book


Mastering Calculations in Linear and Nonlinear Mechanics is concerned with the management of calculations in linear and nonlinear mechanics. In the last twenty years or so this constant preoccupation in industry as well as in research has gone through a revolution with the advent of truly quantitative tools. Particular attention is given to error estimators and indicators for structural analysis, as this domain is the most mature today. The accent is on the concept of error in constitutive relation. An important part of this work is also devoted to the utilization of the error estimators involved in a calculation, beginning with the parameters related to the mesh.

Many of the topics are taken from the most recent research by the authors: local error estimators, extension of the concept of error in constitutive relation to nonlinear evolution problems and dynamic problems, adaptive improvement of calculations in nonlinear mechanics.

This work is intended for all those interested in mechanics: students, researchers and engineers concerned with the construction of models as well as their simulation for industrial purposes.


construction continuum mechanics control evolution mechanics model modeling simulation structural analysis

Authors and affiliations

  • Pierre Ladevèze
    • 1
  • Jean-Pierre Pelle
    • 1
  1. 1.Lab. Mecanique et TechnologieEcole Normale Superieure de Cachan, FranceCachan CedexFrance

Editors and affiliations

  • Frederick F. Ling
    • 1
  • Ernest F. Gloyna
    • 1
  • William Howard Hart
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringThe University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering and MechanicsRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-21294-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-27165-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-5122
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