Numerical Methods in Structural Analysis

Institution:
IUSS Pavia
Specialization:
EE - Earthquake Engineering
Term:
Fall 2002
Teacher(s):
FRANCO BREZZI
Credits:
6
Date (from - to):
13/11/2002 – 12/12/2002

The course should give the basic ideas on the reliability of numerical methods that can be used for simulating the behaviour of various types of materials. The analysis will be performed mainly on simple model problems, to avoid heavy formalism. The underlying physical meaning of the basic mathematical features will be stressed and made clear.
Students or groups of students will be guided to perform numerical experiments that show merits and drawbacks of different approaches.

Suggested readings:

  • K. Eriksson, D. Estep, P. Hansbo, and C. Johnson, Computational Differential Equations, Cambridge U.P., 1996.
  • K.J. Bathe, Finite Element Procedures, Prentice Hall, 1996.
  • T.J.R. Hughes, The Finite Element Method - Linear, Static and Dynamic Finite Element Analysis, Dover, 2000.
  • D. Braess, Finite Elements, Cambridge U.P., 1997.
  • F.Brezzi, M. Fortin, Mixed and Hybrid Finite Element Methods, Springer, 1991.