It covers new progress for efficient and reliable error estimates mainly of the Finite Element Method for non–linear problems in solid mechanics, as well as efficient re–meshing techniques and solution algorithms.
Topics covered include:
∗ Elastoplastic deformations and contact problems
∗ Shear localization of inelastic deformations
∗ Thin–walled structures
The authors, all experts in computational mechanics, provide a wealth of new ideas for the next generation of software for adaptive finite elements, which will be of great interest to industry. Each chapter includes the state of the art, comparisons between different methods and the mechanical and mathematical background of the methods addressed. Practising engineers, researchers and students in engineering, applied mathematicians and computer scientists will find new material for developing, maintaining and applying finite element algorithms which reach new heights of approximation quality.
Introduction (E. Stein).
Error Estimation and Adaptive Mesh Design for FE Models in Elasto–Plasticity Theory (R. Rannacher and F. Suttmeier).
Adaptive FEM for Elasto–plastic Deformations (E. Stein and M. Schmidt).
Numerical Simulation of Localization Phenomena in Geomechanics by Entended Continuum Formulations (W. Wunderlich, et al.).
Adaptive Methods for Contact Problems (A. Rieger, et al.).
An Adaptive Boundary Element Method for Contact Problems (C. Eck, et al.).
Goal–Oriented Error Estimation in Solid Mechanics (H. Steeb, et al.).
The p–version of the Finite Element Method for Structural Problems (E. Rank, et al.).
Adaptive Analysis of Plate and Shell Structures Under Transient Loading (K. Schweizerhof, et al.).
The Application of Adaptive Parallel Multigrid Methods to Problems in Nonlinear Solid Mechanics (S. Lang, et al.).
Benchmarks (E. Stein, et al.).