TY - EJOU
AU - Tonti, E.
AU - Zarantonello, F.
TI - Algebraic Formulation of Elastostatics: the Cell Method
T2 - Computer Modeling in Engineering \& Sciences
PY - 2009
VL - 39
IS - 3
SN - 1526-1506
AB - The theory of elasticity is usually formulated using differential calculus. We will show that it is possible to give an algebraic or discrete or finite formulation, by starting directly from experimental laws, i.e. by avoiding any discretization process of the differential equations. This direct formulation can be immediately used for numerical solution in elasticity problems and, from a theoretical point of view, it shows some interesting features which are hidden in the differential formulation or are not considered at all.
KW - Cell Method
KW - Discrete
KW - Finite
KW - Algebraic
KW - Elastostatics
DO - 10.3970/cmes.2009.039.201