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Finite element method

About: Finite element method is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 178605 publications have been published within this topic receiving 3064714 citations. The topic is also known as: finite element methods & FEM.

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01 Jan 1989
TL;DR: In this article, the methodes are numeriques and the fonction de forme reference record created on 2005-11-18, modified on 2016-08-08.
Abstract: Keywords: methodes : numeriques ; fonction de forme Reference Record created on 2005-11-18, modified on 2016-08-08

17,327 citations

01 Jan 1978
TL;DR: The finite element method has been applied to a variety of nonlinear problems, e.g., Elliptic boundary value problems as discussed by the authors, plate problems, and second-order problems.
Abstract: Preface 1. Elliptic boundary value problems 2. Introduction to the finite element method 3. Conforming finite element methods for second-order problems 4. Other finite element methods for second-order problems 5. Application of the finite element method to some nonlinear problems 6. Finite element methods for the plate problem 7. A mixed finite element method 8. Finite element methods for shells Epilogue Bibliography Glossary of symbols Index.

8,407 citations

26 Jun 1995
TL;DR: The Finite Element Method as mentioned in this paper is a method for linear analysis in solid and structural mechanics, and it has been used in many applications, such as heat transfer, field problems, and Incompressible Fluid Flows.
Abstract: 1. An Introduction to the Use of Finite Element Procedures. 2. Vectors, Matrices and Tensors. 3. Some Basic Concepts of Engineering Analysis and an Introduction to the Finite Element Methods. 4. Formulation of the Finite Element Method -- Linear Analysis in Solid and Structural Mechanics. 5. Formulation and Calculation of Isoparametric Finite Element Matrices. 6. Finite Element Nonlinear Analysis in Solid and Structural Mechanics. 7. Finite Element Analysis of Heat Transfer, Field Problems, and Incompressible Fluid Flows. 8. Solution of Equilibrium Equations in State Analysis. 9. Solution of Equilibrium Equations in Dynamic Analysis. 10. Preliminaries to the Solution of Eigenproblems. 11. Solution Methods for Eigenproblems. 12. Implementation of the Finite Element Method. References. Index.

8,068 citations

14 Feb 2013
TL;DR: In this article, the construction of a finite element of space in Sobolev spaces has been studied in the context of operator-interpolation theory in n-dimensional variational problems.
Abstract: Preface(2nd ed.).- Preface(1st ed.).- Basic Concepts.- Sobolev Spaces.- Variational Formulation of Elliptic Boundary Value Problems.- The Construction of a Finite Element of Space.- Polynomial Approximation Theory in Sobolev Spaces.- n-Dimensional Variational Problems.- Finite Element Multigrid Methods.- Additive Schwarz Preconditioners.- Max-norm Estimates.- Adaptive Meshes.- Variational Crimes.- Applications to Planar Elasticity.- Mixed Methods.- Iterative Techniques for Mixed Methods.- Applications of Operator-Interpolation Theory.- References.- Index.

7,158 citations

01 Jan 1974
TL;DR: In this article, the authors present a formal notation for one-dimensional elements in structural dynamics and vibrational properties of a structural system, including the following: 1. Isoparametric Elements.
Abstract: Notation. Introduction. One-Dimensional Elements, Computational Procedures. Basic Elements. Formulation Techniques: Variational Methods. Formulation Techniques: Galerkin and Other Weighted Residual Methods. Isoparametric Elements. Isoparametric Triangles and Tetrahedra. Coordinate Transformation and Selected Analysis Options. Error, Error Estimation, and Convergence. Modeling Considerations and Software Use. Finite Elements in Structural Dynamics and Vibrations. Heat Transfer and Selected Fluid Problems. Constaints: Penalty Forms, Locking, and Constraint Counting. Solid of Revolution. Plate Bending. Shells. Nonlinearity: An Introduction. Stress Stiffness and Buckling. Appendix A: Matrices: Selected Definition and Manipulations. Appendix B: Simultaneous Algebraic Equations. Appendix C: Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors. References. Index.

6,126 citations

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