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A Finite Element Formulation for the Analysis of Local Effects

  • A. Venkatesh
  • J. Jirousek
Conference paper
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)

Abstract

The paper reviews the progress achieved in the analysis of geometry and load dependent local effects, based on an alternative FE formulation known as the hybrid-Trefftz (HT) FE model. A brief description with examples presents the developments which have lead to a simple p-adaptive analysis of structures with stress-raisers (e.g., holes, cracks and corners) in presence of multiple load cases, including local concentrated loads.

Keywords

Load Case Finite Element Formulation Line Load Frame Field Hierarchic Mode 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Venkatesh
    • 1
  • J. Jirousek
    • 1
  1. 1.LSC, Department of Civil EngineeringSwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyLausanneSwitzerland

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