Nonlinear Computational Solid Mechanics

Jamshid Ghaboussi, David A. Pecknold, Xiping Steven Wu

July 12, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 370 Pages - 210 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498746120 - CAT# K26978

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Introduces both geometric and material nonlinearity.

Provides practical guidance on nonlinear behaviour of structural systems.

Directed to engineers rather than mathematicians.

Suits an advanced graduate seminar course.

Valuable reference for consulting engineers and engineering software developers.


This book presents the fundamentals of nonlinear mechanics within a modern computational approach based mainly on finite element methods. Both material and geometric nonlinearities are treated. The topics build up from the mechanics of finite deformation of solid bodies through to nonlinear structural behaviour including buckling, bifurcation and snap-through. The principles are illustrated with a series of solved problems. This book serves as a text book for a second year graduate course and as a reference for practitioners using nonlinear analysis in engineering and design.