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Published: 23 October 2014

720 Pages | Numerous b/w line drawings


ISBN: 9780199641758

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An Introduction to Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis

with applications to heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and solid mechanics

Second Edition

J. N. Reddy

  • Solutions manual available on request from the OUP website
  • A textbook with clear and simple explanations of concepts from nonlinear analysis of topics in engineering
  • Covers three main areas: heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and solid and structural mechanics
  • Contains worked out examples and problem sets so readers can test their understanding
  • Thoroughly revised second editon with substantial amounts of material and new chapters
  • There is no book on the market that compares with the present work in terms of details of (a) finite element model development, (b) computer implementation, (c) computations involved in solving example problems, and (d) exercise problems.

New to this Edition:

  • Extensively revised chapter (Chapter 1) on mathematical preliminaries that includes a section on applied functional analysis
  • New chapter on nonlinear continuum mechanics (Chapter 2)
  • Special chapter on finite element models of shells (Chapter 8)
  • Extensively enlarged chapter (Chapter 9) that includes latest developments in the large deformation analysis of shells
  • Newly organized chapters on fluid mechanics (Chapter 10 on weak form Galerkin finite element models and Chapter 11 on least-squares finite element models)
  • Chapter 12 on nonlinear elasticity, plasticity, and viscoelasticity is made available online
  • Additional explanations, examples, and problems have been added to all chapters

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