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This video course covers the fundamental concepts and computer implementations of finite element analysis for nonlinear systems, with examples taken from nuclear, civil, mechanical, aeronautical, and other fields of engineering.

Finite Element Procedures for Solids and Structures, Nonlinear Analysis MIT

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This video course covers the fundamental concepts and computer implementations of finite element analysis for nonlinear systems, with examples taken from nuclear, civil, mechanical, aeronautical, and other fields of engineering.

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    Lecture 1: Introduction to nonlinear analysis

    Lecture 1: Introduction to nonlinear analysis

    This introductory video discusses nonlinear finite element models in engineering. 4 classes of problem are defined, with examples, and 3 formulations for solution. The basic incremental solution procedure is applied to static and dynamic problems.

    • 44 min
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    Lecture 2: Basic considerations in nonlinear analysis

    Lecture 2: Basic considerations in nonlinear analysis

    This lecture introduces the principle of virtual work in nonlinear problems, relating it to the governing equations and boundary conditions of the system. Two examples are analyzed: a plate with a hole, and a plate with a crack.

    • 1 hr 5 min
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    Lecture 3: Lagrangian continuum mechanics variables for analysis

    Lecture 3: Lagrangian continuum mechanics variables for analysis

    Nonlinear systems under arbitrary large stretching and rotation can be analyzed using a Lagrangian expression. This lecture introduces the stress, strain, deformation gradient, and deformation tensors commonly used in such analysis, with examples.

    • 1 hr 18 min
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    Lecture 4: Total Lagrangian formulation - incremental analysis

    Lecture 4: Total Lagrangian formulation - incremental analysis

    Previously, we derived incremental displacements from the principle of virtual work. The virtual work equation can be linearized with the tensors from lecture 3. The total Lagrangian uses time=0 as a reference, while the updated Lagrangian has time=t.

    • 48 min
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    Lecture 5: Updated Lagrangian formulation - incremental analysis

    Lecture 5: Updated Lagrangian formulation - incremental analysis

    The updated Lagrangian uses the same decomposition, linearization, iteration, and discretization procedure as the total Lagrangian (lecture 4), but each derivative is evaluated at time t, not time 0. One method is the modified Newton-Raphson iteration.

    • 50 min
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    Lecture 6: Formulation of finite element matrices

    Lecture 6: Formulation of finite element matrices

    Having developed the incremental continuum mechanics equations, this lecture discusses the use of finite element matrices in static, dynamic, and materially-nonlinear-only analysis. Examples of numerical integration techniques are given.

    • 44 min

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Amazing!!!

If you are interested in Finite Element Analysis these lectures are truly great and worth watching.
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