IUTAM/IACM/IABEM Symposium on Advanced Mathematical and Computational Mechanics Aspects of the Boundary Element Method

held in Cracow, Poland, 31 May-3 June 1999

Author: Tadeusz Burczynski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401597936

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 428

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During the last two decades the boundary element method has experienced a remarkable evolution. Contemporary concepts and techniques leading to the advancements of capabilities and understanding of the mathematical and computational aspects of the method in mechanics are presented. The special emphasis on theoretical and numerical issues, as well as new formulations and approaches for special and important fields of solid and fluid mechanics are considered. Several important and new mathematical aspects are presented: singularity and hypersingular formulations, regularity, errors and error estimators, adaptive methods, Galerkin formulations, coupling of BEM-FEM and non-deterministic (stochastic and fuzzy) BEM formulations. Novel developments and applications of the boundary element method in various fields of mechanics of solids and fluids are considered: heat conduction, diffusion and radiation, non-linear problems, dynamics and time-depending problems, fracture mechanics, thermoelasticity and poroelasticity, aerodynamics and acoustics, contact problems, biomechanics, optimization and sensitivity analysis problems, ill posed and inverse problems, and identification problems.

Books in Print

Author: R.R. Bowker Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Computer Methods in Mechanics

Lectures of the CMM 2009

Author: Mieczyslaw Kuczma,Krzysztof Wilmanski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 364205241X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

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Prominent scientists present the latest achievements in computational methods and mechanics in this book. These lectures were held at the CMM 2009 conference.

Seriously Funny

Disability and the Paradoxical Power of Humor

Author: Shawn Chandler Bingham,Sara E. Green

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781626375208

Category: Disabilities

Page: 200

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Exploring a paradox, Shawn Bingham and Sara Green show how humor has been used both to challenge traditional views of disability and to reinforce negative stereotypes and social inequalities. Seriously Funny ranges from ancient Greek dramas to medieval courts jesters to contemporary comedy, from stage performances to the experiences of daily life. Rich with insights into issues of identity and social stratification, it offers an eye-opening perspective on attitudes toward disability across the ages.

Advances in Adaptive Computational Methods in Mechanics

Author: P. Ladeveze,J.T. Oden

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080525938

Category: Computers

Page: 525

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Mastering modelling, and in particular numerical models, is becoming a crucial and central question in modern computational mechanics. Various tools, able to quantify the quality of a model with regard to another one taken as the reference, have been derived. Applied to computational strategies, these tools lead to new computational methods which are called "adaptive". The present book is concerned with outlining the state of the art and the latest advances in both these important areas. Papers are selected from a Workshop (Cachan 17-19 September 1997) which is the third of a series devoted to Error Estimators and Adaptivity in Computational Mechanics. The Cachan Workshop dealt with latest advances in adaptive computational methods in mechanics and their impacts on solving engineering problems. It was centered too on providing answers to simple questions such as: what is being used or can be used at present to solve engineering problems? What should be the state of art in the year 2000? What are the new questions involving error estimators and their applications?

Ordinary Differential Equations

Principles and Applications

Author: A. K. Nandakumaran,P. S. Datti,Raju K. George

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108416411

Category: Mathematics

Page: 344

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An easy to understand guide covering key principles of ordinary differential equations and their applications.

Disability and Social Integration: Constructions of Childhood Impairments in Thirteenth- And Fourteenth-Century Canonization Processes

Author: Jenni Kuuliala

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9782503551852

Category: History

Page: 475

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Medieval disability history has started to gain more and more scholarly attention during recent years. In this study, testimonies from medieval canonization processes are for the first time systematically used as sources for the study of medieval attitudes and everyday life concerning physical impairments. The book explores children's disabilities, their definitions and social consequences from the point of view of the family, the community, and the children themselves. It explores the ways laity explained and understood children's impairments, the ways physical difference affected a child's socialization, and how children's own experience of their impairments were formulated in the miracle narratives. By focusing on physical disability within the miraculous and the everyday life, the book untangles a large set of questions regarding the ways medieval society viewed physical difference and constructed it in the discourse of miracles as well as in their everyday life.

Mathematical and Computational Aspects

Author: Carlos A. Brebbia,Wolfgang L. Wendland,G. Kuhn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662219085

Category: Mathematics

Page: 607

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This book contains the edited versions of most of the papers presented at the 9th International Conference on Boundary Elements held at the University of Stuttgart, Germany from August 31st to September 4th, 1987, which was organized in co-operation with the Computational Mechanics Institute and GAMM (Society for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics). This Conference, as the previous ones, aimed to review the latest developments in technique and theory and point out new advanced future trends. The emphasis of the meeting was on the engineering advances versus mathematical formulations, in an effort to consolidate the basis of many new applications. Recently engineers have proposed different techniques to solve non-linear and time dependent problems and many of these formulations needed a better mathematical understanding. Furthermore, new approximate formulations have been proposed for boundary elements which appeared to work in engineering practice, but did not have a proper theoretical background. The Conference also discussed the engineering applications of the method and concentrated on a link between BEM practitioners, industrial users and researchers working on the latest development of the method. The editors would like to express their appreciation and thanks to Ms. Liz Newman and Mr. H. Schmitz for their unstinting work in the preparation of the Conference.

Computational Mechanics ’95

Volume 1 and Volume 2 Theory and Applications

Author: S.N. Atluri,G. Yagawa,Thomas A. Cruse

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642796540

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 3161

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AI!, in the earlier conferences (Tokyo, 1986; Atlanta, 1988, Melbourne, 1991; and Hong Kong, 1992) the response to the call for presentations at ICES-95 in Hawaii has been overwhelming. A very careful screening of the extended abstracts resulted in about 500 paper being accepted for presentation. Out of these, written versions of about 480 papers reached the conference secretariat in Atlanta in time for inclusion in these proceedings. The topics covered at ICES-95 range over the broadest spectrum of computational engineering science. The editors thank the international scientific committee, for their advice and encouragement in making ICES-95 a successful scientific event. Special thanks are expressed to the International Association for Boundary Elements Methods for hosting IABEM-95 in conjunction with ICES-95. The editors here express their deepest gratitude to Ms. Stacy Morgan for her careful handling of a myriad of details of ICES-95, often times under severe time constraints. The editors hope that the readers of this proceedings will find a kaleidoscopic view of computational engineering in the year 1995, as practiced in various parts of the world. Satya N. Atluri Atlanta, Georgia, USA Genki Yagawa Tokyo,Japan Thomas A. Cruse Nashville, TN, USA Organizing Committee Professor Genki Yagawa, University of Tokyo, Japan, Chair Professor Satya Atluri, Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A.

Compatible Spatial Discretizations

Author: Douglas N. Arnold,Pavel B. Bochev,Richard B. Lehoucq,Roy A. Nicolaides,Mikhail Shashkov

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387380345

Category: Mathematics

Page: 247

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The IMA Hot Topics workshop on compatible spatialdiscretizations was held in 2004. This volume contains original contributions based on the material presented there. A unique feature is the inclusion of work that is representative of the recent developments in compatible discretizations across a wide spectrum of disciplines in computational science. Abstracts and presentation slides from the workshop can be accessed on the internet.

Applied Functional Analysis, Second Edition

Author: J. Tinsley Oden,Leszek Demkowicz

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420091956

Category: Mathematics

Page: 596

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Through numerous illustrative examples and comments, Applied Functional Analysis, Second Edition demonstrates the rigor of logic and systematic, mathematical thinking. It presents the mathematical foundations that lead to classical results in functional analysis. More specifically, the text prepares students to learn the variational theory of partial differential equations, distributions and Sobolev spaces, and numerical analysis with an emphasis on finite element methods. While retaining the structure of its best-selling predecessor, this second edition includes revisions of many original examples, along with new examples that often reflect the authors’ own vast research experiences and perspectives. This edition also provides many more exercises as well as a solutions manual for qualifying instructors. Each chapter begins with an extensive introduction and concludes with a summary and historical comments that frequently refer to other sources. New to the Second Edition Completely revised section on lim sup and lim inf New discussions of connected sets, probability, Bayesian statistical inference, and the generalized (integral) Minkowski inequality New sections on elements of multilinear algebra and determinants, the singular value decomposition theorem, the Cauchy principal value, and Hadamard finite part integrals New example of a Lebesgue non-measurable set Ideal for a two-semester course, this proven textbook teaches students how to prove theorems and prepares them for further study of more advanced mathematical topics. It helps them succeed in formulating research questions in a mathematically rigorous way.

Begotten Or Made?

Author: Oliver O'Donovan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198266782

Category: History

Page: 88

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Begotten or Made?

Large Space Structures: Dynamics and Control

Author: S.N. Atluri,A.K. Amos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642833764

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 363

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This monograph is intended to provide a snapshot of the status and opportunities for advan cement in the technologies of dynamics and control oflarge flexible spacecraft structures. It is a reflection ofthe serious dialog and assessments going on all over the world,across a wide variety of scientific and technical disciplines, as we contemplate the next major milestone in mankind's romance with space: the transition from exploration and experimentation to commercial and defense exploitation. This exploitation is already in full swing in the space communications area. Both military and civilian objectives are being pursued with increasingly more sophisticated systems such as large antenna reflectors with active shape control. Both the NATO and Warsaw pact alliances are pursuing permanent space stations in orbit: large structural systems whose development calls for in-situ fabrication and/or assembly and whose operation will demand innovations in controls technology. The last ten years have witnessed a fairly brisk research activity in the dynamics and control oflarge space structures in orderto establish a technology base forthe development of advanced spacecraft systems envisioned for the future. They have spanned a wide spectrum of activity from fundamental methods development to systems concept studies and laboratory experimentation and demonstrations. Some flight experiments have also been conducted for various purposes such as the characterization of the space enviroment, durability of materials and devices in that environment, assembly and repair operations, and the dynamic behavior of flexible structures. It is this last area that has prompted this monogram.

Recent Advances in Computational Mechanics

Author: Tomasz Łodygowski,Jerzy Rakowski,Przemysław Litewka

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315775484

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 3042

Recent Advances in Computational Mechanics contains selected papers presented at the jubilee 20th Conference on Computer Methods in Mechanics (CMM 2013), which took place from 27 to 31 August 2013 at the Poznan University of Technology. The first Polish Conference on Computer Methods in Mechanics was held in Poznan ́ in 1973. This very successful meeting initiated a series of conferences organized every two years by different Polish universities. Over the years the series gained an increasingly international character. The common general objective of the CMM conferences is to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of new ideas referring to the theoretical background and practical applications of computational mechanics. The program of each conference reflects current extensive research in this field of science. This proceedings volume addresses various aspects of computational mechanics, including advanced analysis of structures, modelling of material properties, damage mechanics, contact mechanics, biomechanics, heat transfer and coupled problems. This book will be of interest to students, researchers and practitioners in the fields of structural mechanics, mechanical engineering, material technology and biomechanics.

Nonlinear Resonance Analysis

Theory, Computation, Applications

Author: Elena Kartashova

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521763608

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 9952

Nonlinear resonance analysis is a unique mathematical tool that can be used to study resonances in relation to, but independently of, any single area of application. This is the first book to present the theory of nonlinear resonances as a new scientific field, with its own theory, computational methods, applications and open questions. The book includes several worked examples, mostly taken from fluid dynamics, to explain the concepts discussed. Each chapter demonstrates how nonlinear resonance analysis can be applied to real systems, including large-scale phenomena in the Earth's atmosphere and novel wave turbulent regimes, and explains a range of laboratory experiments. The book also contains a detailed description of the latest computer software in the field. It is suitable for graduate students and researchers in nonlinear science and wave turbulence, along with fluid mechanics and number theory. Colour versions of a selection of the figures are available at www.cambridge.org/9780521763608.