Accession Number : AD0667813
Title : A VARIATIONAL PRINCIPLE AND THE CONVERGENCE OF A FINITE-ELEMENT METHOD BASED ON ASSUMED STRESS DISTRIBUTION.
Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,
Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE AEROELASTIC AND STRUCTURES RESEARCH LAB
Personal Author(s) : Tong,Pin ; Pian,Theodore H. H.
Report Date : JAN 1968
Pagination or Media Count : 23
Abstract : A variational principle is formulated as the foundation of the finite-element method proposed by Pian. Through this formulation an extension of Pian's original proposal is made and the convergence of the approximate solution to the exact one is proved. (Author)
Descriptors : (*ELASTIC PROPERTIES, CONTINUUM MECHANICS), STRESSES, STRAIN(MECHANICS), LOADS(FORCES), PROBLEM SOLVING, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), CONVERGENCE, THEOREMS
Subject Categories : Mechanics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE