- May 20, 2019
- Posted by: info
- Category: Research
Different sources of nonlinear behavior are presented in a systematic manner. Special attention is paid to nonlinear constitutive behavior of materials, large deformations and rotations of structures, contact and instability problems with either material (localization) or geometric (buckling) nonlinearities, which are needed to fully grasp weaknesses of structural design.
The course will also provide insight both on advanced mathematical aspects as well as into the practical aspects of several computational techniques, such as the finite element method, isogeometric analysis, meshless techniques, mimetic differences.
The objective is thus to provide the participants with a solid basis for using computational tools and software in trying to achieve the optimal design, and/or to carry out a refined analysis of nonlinear behavior of structures.
The course finally provides a basis to account for multi-physics and multi-scale effects, which are likely to achieve a significant break-through in a number of industrial applications
TUTORIALS AND COURSE MATERIAL
The course material will consist of electronic copies of lecture materials and survey papers. Copies of Finite Element Analysis Program (FEAP) computer codes, written by Prof. Robert L. Taylor at UC Berkeley, and the complete volume of notes will be made available to all attendees.