Taking an engineering rather than a mathematical bias, this work brings together concepts behind different branches of work on non-linear finite elements. Practically-oriented, it acknowledges the increasing role of computers in non-linear analysis by including a series of computer applications. Topics include plasticity; beams and rods in two-dimensional framework; shells; hyper-elasticity; rubber; kinematic hardening; yield criteria with volume effects; large rotations; three-dimensional beams and rods; and stability theory. Also examines advanced solution procedures for non-linear analysis such as line searchers, quasi-Newton and acceleration techniques, arc-length methods, automatic increments and re-starts.


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