Non-Linear Finite Element Analysis in Structural Mechanics

  • Wilhelm Rust

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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    Pages 1-14
  3. Geometric Nonlinearities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
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      Pages 17-85
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      Pages 87-109
  4. Nonlinear Material Behaviour

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
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      Pages 137-154
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      Pages 181-208
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      Pages 209-265
  5. Contact

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Wilhelm Rust
      Pages 269-275
    3. Wilhelm Rust
      Pages 277-300
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      Pages 301-319
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      Pages 321-353
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      Pages 355-357
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 359-363

About this book


This monograph describes the numerical analysis of non-linearities in structural mechanics, i.e. large rotations, large strain (geometric non-linearities), non-linear material behaviour, in particular elasto-plasticity as well as time-dependent behaviour, and contact. Based on that, the book treats stability problems and limit-load analyses, as well as non-linear equations of a large number of variables. Moreover, the author presents a wide range of problem sets and their solutions. The target audience primarily comprises advanced undergraduate and graduate students of mechanical and civil engineering, but the book may also be beneficial for practising engineers in industry.


Contact Analysis Non-linear Material Behaviour Stability Problems Strain Measure Tangential Stiffness Matrix

Authors and affiliations

  • Wilhelm Rust
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty II, Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Applied Sciences and ArtsHannoverGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-13379-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-13380-5
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