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Author Gopalakrishnan, S.

Title Spectral finite element method : wave propagation, diagnostics and control in anisotropic and inhomogenous structures / S. Gopalakrishnan, A. Chakraborty, D. Roy Mahapatra
Published London : Springer, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 440 pages) : illustrations
Series Computational fluid and solid mechanics
Computational fluid and solid mechanics.
Contents Front Matter; Introduction; Introduction to the Theory of Anisotropic and Inhomogeneous Materials; Idealization of Wave Propagation and Solution Techniques; Wave Propagation in One-dimensional Anisotropic Structures; Wave Propagation in One-dimensional Inhomogeneous Structures; Wave Propagation in Two-dimensional Anisotropic Structures; Wave Propagation in Two-dimensional Inhomogeneous Structures; Solution of Inverse Problems: Source and System Identification; Application of SFEM to SHM: Simplified Damage Models; Application of SFEM to SHM: Efficient Damage Detection Techniques
Summary "In recent times, the use of composites and functionally graded materials (FGMs) in structural applications has increased. FGMs allow the user to design materials for a specified functionality and therefore have numerous uses in structural engineering. However, the behavior of these structures under high-impact loading is not well understood. Spectral Finite Element Method: Wave Propagation, Diagnostics and Control in Anisotropic and Inhomogeneous Structures focuses on some of the wave propagation and transient dynamics problems with these complex media which had previously been thought unmanageable." "This book is intended for senior undergraduate students and graduate students studying wave propagation in structures, smart structures, spectral finite element method and structural health monitoring. Readers will gain a complete understanding of how to formulate a spectral finite element; learn about wave behavior in inhomogeneous and anisotropic media; and, discover how to design some diagnostic, tools for monitoring the health or integrity of a structure. The book will also be of value to researchers and practicing engineers in structural integrity."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-438) and index
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Subject Wave-motion, Theory of.
Finite element method.
Spectral theory (Mathematics)
Structural analysis (Engineering)
Anisotropy -- Mathematical models.
Form Electronic book
Author Chakraborty, A.
Mahapatra, D. Roy
LC no. 2007938275
ISBN 1846283558 (hbk.)
9781846283550 (hbk.)