Review of Classical FEM Formulations and Discretizations

  • Julien YvonnetEmail author
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 258)


The objective of this first chapter is to recall the basics of Finite Elements for simple problems, here, the steady-state and linear elasticity problems, in order to use it as a solver for the localization problems required in computational homogenization in the next chapters. We do not intend to provide a complete framework on FEM here, but present a short introduction and practical aspects which can be used to directly implement a FEM program. For more in-depth about FEM formulations, we refer to classical books on Finite Elements such as [1, 2, 3, 4] for linear problems and [5, 6] for nonlinear problems.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MSME LaboratoryUniversité Paris-Est Marne-la-ValléeMarne-la-Vallée Cedex2France

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