The Boundary Element Method for Plate Analysis

The Boundary Element Method for Plate Analysis

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Boundary Element Method for Plate Analysis offers one of the first systematic and detailed treatments of the application of BEM to plate analysis and design.

Aiming to fill in the knowledge gaps left by contributed volumes on the topic and increase the accessibility of the extensive journal literature covering BEM applied to plates, author John T. Katsikadelis draws heavily on his pioneering work in the field to provide a complete introduction to theory and application.

Beginning with a chapter of preliminary mathematical background to make the book a self-contained resource, Katsikadelis moves on to cover the application of BEM to basic thin plate problems and more advanced problems. Each chapter contains several examples described in detail and closes with problems to solve. Presenting the BEM as an efficient computational method for practical plate analysis and design, Boundary Element Method for Plate Analysis is a valuable reference for researchers, students and engineers working with BEM and plate challenges within mechanical, civil, aerospace and marine engineering.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Approx. 250 illustrations; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0128101121
  • 9780128101124

Table of contents


1) Preliminary mathematical knowledge

2) Plate bending analysis with the BEM

3) The BEM for other plate problems

4) The BEM for dynamic analysis of plates

5) The BEM for large deflection analysis of elastic membranes


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Review quote

"The material is presented systematically and in detail, so the reader can follow it without difficulty...also includes three appendices. They give useful formulas for the differentiation of the kernel functions, the Gauss integration and the time integration method." --Zentralblatt MATH
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About John T. Katsikadelis

John T. Katsikadelis is Professor of Structural Analysis at the Department of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Dr. Katsikadelis is an internationally recognized expert in structural analysis and applied mechanics, with particular experience and research interest in the use of the boundary element method (BEM) and other mesh reduction methods for linear and nonlinear analysis of structures. He is an editorial board member of several key publications in the area, and has published numerous books, many of which focus on the development and application of BEM for problems in engineering and mathematical physics.
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