Mechanics Of Highly Deformable Structures





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Definition of large deformation of structures as large deflection, large rotation with small strains. Linear and nonlinear structural responses. Theory of elastic with exact and numerical solutions. Elements of large deformation mechanics: Reference and deformed configurations, Lagrange strain, Cauchy and Piola. Kirch off stress, work conjugate stress and strain measures. Governing equations in strong and weak form. Hyper elastic material constitutive law. Incremental numerical solution oflarge deformation boundary value problems: tangent stiffness, explicit and implicit methods, Newton Raphson method. Elastic and geometric stiffness. Total Lagrangian method. Co rotational scheme. 


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