The book focuses on theory of Finite Element Method as the main analysis tool. The book also deals with convergence matters, evaluation of approximate solution, peculiar features in application of FEM for different types of structures. Nonlinear problems including physical (material) and geometric nonlinearity, one-way springs, friction, stability, nonlinear dynamics are considered in the book.
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.