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Finite Element Analysis of Elastic-Plastic Solids at Large Strain



Jonathan W. Lee


A general purpose finite element program for the analysis of three dimensional elastic-plastic solids at large strains has been developed. In this work, this program is utilitzed to analyze a sample problem. The numerical results indicate the essential differences among the linear elastic, large strain elastic, and large strain elastic-plastic solutions. The issue of residual stresses is presented. The performance measure of computer software in general and finite element programs in particular is discussed.
Computers and Structures
28 No. 3


Lee, J. (1988), Finite Element Analysis of Elastic-Plastic Solids at Large Strain, Computers and Structures, [online], (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created December 30, 1988, Updated February 17, 2017