On Introducing Approximate Solution Methods in Theory of Elasticity
boundary element method, elasticity, finite difference method, finite element method
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This work presents how approximate solution methods were introduced in a graduate level course of Theory of Elasticity. The three methods introduced are the finite difference method, the finite element method, and the boundary element method. All methods are exemplified by the problem of a thick-walled cylinder subject to internal pressure with an axisymmetric response. Choosing a single problem to introduce the three methods demonstrates accuracy and efficacy of each method.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
Computer Applications in Engineering Education, v. 14, issue 2, p. 120-134
Scholar Commons Citation
Kaw, Autar and Ho, San, "On Introducing Approximate Solution Methods in Theory of Elasticity" (2006). Mechanical Engineering Faculty Publications. 165.