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Finite-Element Modelling of Unbounded Media

Finite-Element Modelling of Unbounded Media

John P. Wolf, Chongmin Song

ISBN: 978-0-471-96134-5

Aug 1996

350 pages

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$372.00

Description

Dynamic unbounded medium-structure interactions occur in many fields of engineering and physical science, such as wave propagation in soil-structure and fluid-structure interactions, acoustics and electromagnetism and as diffusion in heat conduction and consolidation. This book presents three novel concepts, based on the finite-element methodology, to model the unbounded medium:
* The consistent infinitesimal finite-element cell method, a boundary finite-element procedure, requires the discretization of the structure-medium interface only and is exact in the finite-element sense. It is applied to unbounded media governed by the hyperbolic, parabolic and elliptic differential equations.
* The damping-solvent extraction method permits the analysis of a bounded medium only.
* The doubly-asymptotic multi-directional transmitting boundary is exact for the low- and high-frequency limits at preselected wave propagation directions.
All concepts are explained using simple examples that the reader can follow step by step. A computer program of the consistent infinitesimal finite-element cell method available on disk analyses two- and three-dimensional unbounded and bounded media for the scalar and vector wave equations and the diffusion equation in the frequency and time domains.
Partial table of contents:

SIMILARITY-BASED FORMULATION FOR UNIT-IMPULSE RESPONSE AND DYNAMIC STIFFNESS.

Displacement, Velocity and Acceleration Unit-Impulse Response with Dynamic Stiffness and Rational Approximation.

Forecasting Method.

Consistent Infinitesimal Finite-Element Cell Method Applied to Bounded Medium.

DAMPING-SOLVENT EXTRACTION FOR DYNAMIC STIFFNESS AND INTERACTION FORCE.

Fundamentals of Damping-Solvent Extraction Method.

DOUBLY-ASYMPTOTIC MULTI-DIRECTIONAL TRANSMITTING BOUNDARY.

Concept and Numerical Implementation of Doubly-Asymptotic Multi-Directional Transmitting Boundary.

Accuracy and Modelling Procedure of Doubly-Asymptotic Multi-Directional Transmitting Boundary.

Appendices.

References.

Index.
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