The book is meant for engineering professionals that perform analysis and design of structures with computer software.
The book focuses upon theory of Finite Element Method as the main analysis tool. The book looks at convergence, evaluation of approximate solution, application of FEM to different types of structures. Nonlinear problems, including physical and geometric nonlinearity, one-way springs, friction, stability, and nonlinear dynamics are considered.
Special attention is given to generation of computational models. The book presents not only simulation of separate structural solutions (boundary conditions, hinges, contact problems, etc.) and widely used structures (structures that considered together with soil, cable-stayed structures, structures of multi-storey buildings, etc.), but simulation of service life of the structure – pretension, adaptability, erection, etc.
The appendix contains a set of verification tests.
The book will be useful for scientists that do research in behaviour of different types of structures, developers of software and students that study methods of analysis and design of structures.
Note that the book is available only in Russian.