Computational Physics: Problem Solving With Computers by Rubin H. Landau, Manuel J P?ez, Cristian C. Bordeianu

By Rubin H. Landau, Manuel J P?ez, Cristian C. Bordeianu

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From Eq. 26), we can see that all the nd shape functions are formed via a combination of the same basis function pi (x) (i = 1, 2, . . , nd ).

19) Using Eqs. 8), the equilibrium equation Eq. 20) The above is the general form of the dynamic equilibrium equation expressed as a matrix equation. If the loads applied on the solid are static, the only concern is then the static status of the solid. Hence, the static equilibrium equation can be obtained simply by dropping the dynamic term in Eq. 4 Boundary Conditions There are two types of boundary conditions: displacement (essential) and force (natural) boundary conditions. 22) on displacement boundaries.

The basis functions have to be chosen first from a linearly-independent set of bases, and then the inclusion of the basis terms should be based on the nodal distribution in the element. The discussion in this direction is more involved, and interested readers are referred to a monograph by Liu [2002]. In this book, we shall only discuss elements whose corresponding moment matrices are invertible. Note that the derivatives of the shape functions can be obtained very easily, as all the functions involved are polynomials.

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