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CIRIA, London. Includes plane stress analyses of a variety of deep beams. Ross, C. T. F. (1996) Finite Element Techniques in Structural Mechanics. Albion, Chichester. Chapter 3 provides a stiffness matrix for a constant strain triangular element with non-zero Poisson’s ratio. Stroud, K. A. (1995) Engineering Mathematics. Macmillan, Basingstoke. Covers matrix theory including inversion by the adjoint (co-factor) method. Timoshenko, S. P. and Goodier, J. N. (1982) Theory of Elasticity, 3rd edn. McGraw-Hill, New York.
Consequently, the stress solution will also be independent of the elastic constants, so that plane strain and plane stress result in identical σ x, σ y and τ xy values if no body forces are present. 72) will exist in the plane strain case but be absent under plane stress conditions. 75). 74). References and further reading Astley, R. J. (1992) Finite Elements in Solids and Structures. Chapman and Hall, London. Brown, D. K. (1990) An Introduction to the Finite Element Method using Basic Programming, 2nd edn.
31 shows a plane stress finite element idealization of a thin, uniform plate analysis. 5. 5 mm). 5 0 Í -1 0 1 [k even ] = Í 5 0 0 5 0 . 5 0 0 0 1 ˘ ˙ ˙ ˙ ˙ ˙ ˙ ˙ ˙˚ (b) Fig. 210 On: Sat, 31 Jul 2010 09:08:27 Advanced structural mechanics v 3 1 5 3 7 2 7 5 4 2 11 9 10 8 6 6 4 9 8 10 20 kN u 2 ¥ 25 = 50 mm 1 12 5 ¥ 25 = 125 mm Fig. 5 Fig. 5 A 1 mm slice of a quarter of the concrete block shown in Fig. 14 has been analysed by the finite element method using constant-strain triangular elements arranged in the graded mesh shown in Fig.