NONLINEAR FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS
A short course taught by
The purpose of this course is to provide engineers, scientists, and researchers with a critical survey of the state-of-the-art of finite element methods in solids, structures, and fluids, with an emphasis on methodologies and applications for nonlinear problems. The fundamental theoretical background, the computer implementations of various techniques and modeling strategies will be treated. Advantages and shortcomings of alternative methods and the practical implications of recent research developments will be stressed. Recent mathematical and algorithmic developments will be explained in terms comprehensible to engineers.
This seminar is designed for engineers in industry, government, and academia who wish to obtain an overview and understanding of nonlinear finite element methods. A background in engineering or applied sciences and some previous exposure to finite element methods are necessary for understanding the material covered in this course. The course has been offered annually in the U.S. and Europe since 1985. The attendees are engineers and scientists from: corporations, such as Dassault, Boeing, General Motors, Ford, Daimler Benz, BMW, Fiat, PSA, Renault, Philips, Fujitsu, IBM, EDF, Siemens; software companies; government laboratories, such as Livermore, Argonne, Sandia; government offices, such as NSF and the Defense Nuclear Agency; U.S. Navy, NASA, ESA, Air Force Laboratories, and universities.
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