Geometrically non‐linear analysis—A correlation of finite element notations

R. D. Wood, B. Schrefler

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A correlation is given between two notations currently used in the formulation of geometrically non-linear analysis in a Lagrangian co-ordinate system. The first referred to as the B-notation results in the linear elastic, initial displacement and initial stress matrices, whilst the second, here called the N-notation features matrices that repeat in the total potential energy, equilibrium and incremental equilibrium equations. An explicit example of the correlation is presented for a pin-jointed bar element.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)635-642
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Engineering(all)
  • Applied Mathematics


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