Global-Local Finite Element Structural Analysis, Analytical Considerations/Element Formulation.
Final rept. Apr 73-Oct 74,
CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE
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The analytical developments for a computer code based on the concept of Global-Local Finite Elements are presented in this report. In this type of analysis, both the classical Ritz and the finite element approaches are used simultaneously. The role of the global functions will be to capture the bulk of the response while the finite elements provide the necessary adjustments to satisfy whatever local geometric and material property variations that exist.
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