Fundamentals of the Finite Element Method
The finite element method is a powerful numerical tool for solving mathematical problems related to practical engineering situations. In the past, it was common practice to over-simplify such problems to the point where an analytical solution could be obtained. Because of the uncertainties associated with such a procedure, large safety factors were introduced in engineering design.
KeywordsFinite Element Method Shape Function Stiffness Matrix Interpolation Function Nodal Displacement
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