422-Structural Nonlinearity - Part 3 - Analyzing Nonlinearity
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This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.
Nonlinear analyses can be formidable, unpredictable, and tricky to perform proficiently. Performing a nonlinear analysis can be likened to returning to a city you once knew many years ago that has since grown and changed beyond recognition. Landmarks and routes may feel familiar in bouts, and you may be able to tenuously find your way just to hit a dead end or arrive somewhere surprisingly foreign to you. Think of this course as a map kiosk with advice on what to expect and how to navigate nonlinear analyses.
This course describes how nonlinearities can be analyzed once they are identified in a structural system. The course content includes guidance on idealization, nuances of analyzing each nonlinearity type, and general recommendations for analysis.
The course closes with several detailed examples where the reader is walked through the analyses of several types of nonlinearity, each crafted to show analysis protocols, help illustrate confusing aspects, and highlight potential pitfalls.
Note: The content in this series of courses is advanced and
requires considerable experience with linear structural analysis and
a solid understanding of structural behavior. It is recommended that
the preceding courses in this series be completed prior to taking
Review of: Structural Nonlinearity
Arthur M Furber
Excellent overview of types of non-linearity and analysis methods. Well supported by examples and graphics.
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