Simple concepts in computational mechanics - do they really work?

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The aim of this paper is to present some of simple concepts introduced by the author. The author has found, after decades of work in computational mechanics, that it is (almost always) true that the simpler concept - the more robust and attractive methodology is. For the sake of completeness a small review of the fundamental relations and their counterparts in Finite Element (FE) framework are presented. The topics span from solid and fluid mechanics to biomechanics, field problems and multiscale diffusion. Typical examples illustrate the application of the simple concepts. Altogether, a goal of this article might be a motivation for solving more complex problems in a simple manner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of the Serbian Society for Computational Mechanics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2013


  • Finite element method
  • Incompressible deformations of solid
  • Microstructural flow
  • Multiscale diffusion
  • Solid-fluid interaction
  • Stress integration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics


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