Accession Number : AD0701897

Title :   THE FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF PHYSICALLY AND KINEMATICALLY NONLINEAR ELASTIC SOLIDS,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s) : Kavanagh,Kenneth T.

Report Date : APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 138

Abstract : A displacement formulation of the finite element method is applied to the analysis of physically and kinematically nonlinear elastic solids. The physical nonlinearity is represented by an approximate polynomial form of the strain energy function in a region about the natural unstressed state of the material. Solutions to the nonlinear equations are obtained through a variety of 'linearization' techniques. Several such techniques, based on either a sequence of linear iterations or a sequence of linear increments, are compared with respect to computational efficiency.

Descriptors :   (*EXPANDED PLASTICS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES), BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, STRAIN(MECHANICS), MODULUS OF ELASTICITY, STRESSES, DEFORMATION, ITERATIONS, LEAST SQUARES METHOD

Subject Categories : Plastics
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE