Best Reference Books – Computational Structural Mechanics

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Computational Structural Mechanics subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Computational Structural Mechanics along with reviews.

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1. “Computational Structural Mechanics” by Rajasekaran

“Computational Structural Mechanics” Book Review: This book is used by senior undergraduate and five-year postgraduate students of civil engineering. It is designed for a course in Advanced Structural Analysis/Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis/Computer Methods of Structural Analysis. It covers topics like matrix methods of structural analysis and their underlying concepts and principles. It also covers the development of well-structured computer programs for the analysis of structures by the matrix methods. The direct stiffness method used in most computer programs is also discussed. This book also analyzes the physical behaviour of structures. It is analyzed with the help of axial thrust, shear force, bending moment and deflected shape diagrams. At the end of the chapters, a large number of worked-out examples are included.

2. “Nonlinear Computational Structural Mechanics: New Approaches and Non-Incremental Methods of Calculation” by Pierre Ladeveze and J G Simmonds

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“Nonlinear Computational Structural Mechanics: New Approaches and Non-Incremental Methods of Calculation” Book Review: This book is mostly used by mechanical engineering students. There are also parts of applied mathematics in the book. The book teaches us how to simulate numerically the behaviour of a structure under various imposed excitations, forces, and displacements. It also helps us to determine the resulting damage to the structure. This book teaches us how to minimize the damage, subject to various constraints. The method used is iterative. At every stage, the book deals with displacements, strains, and stresses. This approximation method also leads to a general approach for understanding structural models and the necessary approximations.

3. “Laminated Composite Doubly-Curved Shell Structures” by Francesco Tornabene and Nicholas Fantuzzi

“Laminated Composite Doubly-Curved Shell Structures” Book Review: This book is used by many engineering fields during the last years. It deals with the static and dynamic behaviour of thick and moderately thick composite shells. The book uses the Differential Quadrature (DQ) method. The book is divided into two volumes. The first volume deals with principal higher-order structural theories and is discussed in detail. Also, the mechanical behaviour of doubly-curved structures is presented by several numerical examples. The second volume contains the numerical DQ technique and its applications in the structural field. The starting point which is required to analyze higher-order structural theories is given by the Unified Formulation (UF). UF deals with several kinematic models in a unified manner. Both the Equivalent Single Layer (ESL) and Layer-Wise (LW) approaches are given in the book.

4. “Stresses in Beams, Plates, and Shells, Third Edition (Computational Mechanics and Applied Analysis)” by Ansel C Ugural

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“Stresses in Beams, Plates, and Shells, Third Edition (Computational Mechanics and Applied Analysis)” Book Review: This book is used by graduate-level mechanics students. This volume is considered one of the top references for students or professionals. This book is mainly based on elasticity and stress in construction. The book has many examples and applications to help students understand several foundational concepts. It covers computer methods, including FEA and computational/equation-solving software. It also covers classical and numerical/computer approaches. The end of chapter exercise problems ranges from basic to the more challenging ones.

5. “Structural Integrity of Aging Airplanes (Springer Series in Computational Mechanics)” by Satya N Atluri and Sam G Sampath

“Structural Integrity of Aging Airplanes (Springer Series in Computational Mechanics)” Book Review: This book deals with the structural integrity of ageing aeroplanes which has become an issue of major concern to all nations of the world. This book discusses how to bring the technical and research focus on the issues involving the life-enhancement and safety-assurance of ageing aeroplanes. This book contains experiences from various organizations mainly from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Center for Computational Mechanics) and the Transportation Systems Center (Cambridge, MA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Experiences and solutions from Industrial and academic experts from several countries in North America, Europe and Asia are also there in this book. This book brings to the attention of the professional and research community the very important problems related to the structural integrity of ageing aeroplanes.

6. “An Introduction to the History of Structural Mechanics: Part II: Vaulted Structures and Elastic Systems” by Edoardo Benvenuto

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“An Introduction to the History of Structural Mechanics: Part II: Vaulted Structures and Elastic Systems” Book Review: This book shows how the strength of materials and elasticity grew alongside existing architecture with its new-age traditions. It deals with the rational theories of strength and elasticity, created centuries later. The book is influenced by the wondrous buildings that men of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries saw daily. It also contains how the dome of St. Peter’s was repaired by Poleni in 1743.

7. “The Finite Element Method in Structural Mechanics” by Gangan Prathap

“The Finite Element Method in Structural Mechanics” Book Review: This book is based on the design of robust and accurate elements for applications in structural mechanics. The main emphasis of the book is to establish the process by which continuum structural behaviour is replaced by a discretized description so that this can be coded as mechanics algorithms. This book helps us to understand the use of the finite element method against such principles. It mainly deals with the state-of-the-art theory of finite element development and its critical assessment.

8. “Theories of Plates and Shells: Critical Review and New Applications (Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics)” by Reinhold Kienzler and Holm Altenbach

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“Theories of Plates and Shells: Critical Review and New Applications (Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics)” Book Review: This book describes the potentials of smart materials, the challenges of adaptive structures, the demands of thin-film technologies. It also describes the availability of newly developed mathematical tools, the tremendous increase in computer facilities. It also focuses on the improvement of commercial software packages which caused a huge scientific interest. The aim of the book is to discuss the common roots of the different plate and shell approaches. It also reviews the current state of the art, and to develop future lines of research. The contributions were written by scientists with civil and mechanical engineering as well as mathematical and physical background.

9. “The Finite Element Method (Dover Civil and Mechanical Engineering)” by Hughes

“The Finite Element Method (Dover Civil and Mechanical Engineering)” Book Review: This book is for engineering and physical science students. It helps students in increasing their skills in linear static and dynamic finite element methodology. This book also contains a various analysis of algorithms of time-dependent phenomena. It also covers beam, plate and shell theories derived from 3-D elasticity theory. It also contains formulations for diverse classes of initial or boundary value problems.

10. “Advances in Boundary Element Techniques (Springer Series in Computational Mechanics)” by Nobuyoshi Tosaka and Giulio Maier

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“Advances in Boundary Element Techniques (Springer Series in Computational Mechanics)” Book Review: This book is used by graduate students, practitioners, and researchers in engineering, mathematics, and the physical sciences field. The book contains full-length papers on boundary element analysis (BEA) photographed from camera-ready manuscripts. These articles have been submitted by various authors that participated in an International Forum on Boundary Element Methods, in Melbourne Australia, in the Summer of 1991. This book contains a representation of the significant capabilities and applications that fall under the general category of advanced boundary element analysis.

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