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    Manicka Selvam V K

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Concepts of Finite Element Methods – 2nd Edn.

by: Manicka Selvam V K
ISBN: 9788183712774

Table of Contents

  • Concepts of Discretization
  • Finite Difference Methods
  • Elements of Elasticity
  • Degrees of Freedom
  • Potential Energy
  • The Rayleigh
  • Ritz Method
  • The Principle of Virtual Displacements
  • The Direct Method for Formulating Element Stiffness Matrix
  • Formulation of Element Stiffness Matrix
  • Direct Stiffness Method – Equation Solvers
  • Coordinate Systems and Interpolation Functions
  • Isoparametric Formulation
  • Higher Order or Refined Elements
  • Gauss Legendre Quadrature
  • Theory of Lumped and Work Equivalent Loads
  • Static Condensation
  • Some useful Matrices in FEM
  • Transformation of Axes


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V . K. Manicka Selvam  had studied in PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, the IISc – Bangalore and the University of Oklahoma – USA. He has published about 70 papers in the National and International journals and authored 14 books in the discipline of structural engineering. He had been in teaching profession since 1961 and retired as professor of Civil Engineering from the REC – Calicut.

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