General Formulation of the Macro Element Approach

  • Jorge A. C. Ambrosio
Conference paper
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 423)


This chapter shows how the formulation of the macro element approach is built on first principles of structural mechanics.


Fundamental Solution Reference Configuration Macro Element Strong Experimental Evidence Admissible Deformation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jorge A. C. Ambrosio
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  1. 1.Instituto Superior TécnicoPortugal

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