Contents: Functions and Set Theory; Vectors and Tensors; Partial Differential Equations; Basics; Isoparametric Elements; Weighted Average Methods; Newton Raphson and Arc Length method; Beams using . . . . .
Why are elements with tiny angles harmless for interpolation, but deadly for stiffness matrix conditioning? Why are long, thin elements with angles near 180o terrible in isotropic cases but perfectly . . . . .
The boundary element method (BEM) is an important technique in the computational solution of engineering or scientific problems. In applying the boundary element method, only a mesh of the surfaces is . . . . .