FAST-NDB023Acad. year: 2020/2021
Types and sources of nonlinear behavior of structures. New definition of stress and strain measures that is necessary for geometrical nonlinear analysis of structures. Principles of numerical solution of nonlinear problems (Newton-Raphson, modified Newton-Rapshon, arc length). Post critical analysis of structures. Linear and nonlinear buckling. Application of the presented theory for the solution of particular nonlinear problems by a FEM program.
Institute of Structural Mechanics (STM)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students will learn various types of nonlinearities. They will understand the basic differences in the attitude to linear and nonlinear solution of structures. They will learn new definition of stress and strain measures and the principles that are necessary for nonlinear solution of structures by the Newton-Raphson method.
Linear mechanics. Finite element method. Matrix algebra
Fundamentals of numerical mathematics. Infinitesimal calculus.
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Recommended or required reading
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Language of instruction
1. Introduction to nonlinear mechanics. Physical and geometrical nonlinearities. Eulerian and Lagrangian nesnes.
2. Strain measures (Green-Lagrange, Euler-Almansi, engineering, logarithmic), their behavior in large strain and large rotation. Stress measures (Cauchy, 1. Piola-Kirchhoff, 2. Piola-Kirchhoff, Biot). Energeticaly conjugate stress and strain measures.
3. Tangent stiffness matrix, Material stiffness, Geometrical stiffness. Influence of nonlinear members of the strain tensor. Newton-Raphson method. Calculation of unbalanced forces.
4. Modified Newton-Raphson method. Postcritical analysis. Deformation control. Arc length method
5. Linear and nonlinear buckling. Von Mises truss, snap through. Physical nonlinearity (supports, beams, concrete, subsoil).
6. Types of materials, introduction into constitutive material models. Linear and nonlinear fracture mechanics. Fracture mechanical material parameters.
7. Problem of strain localization, false sensitivity on the mesh. Restriction of localization. Crack band model. Nonlocal continuum mechanics.
8. Constitutive equations for concrete and other quasi-fragile materials. Fracture-plastic model. Mircroplane model.
9. Influence of size to bearing capacity (size effect). Energetical and statistical causes. Analysis of the influence of size on strength in tension in bending.
10. Presentation of modeling by a software on nonlinear fracture mechanics. Examples of applications. Mechanics of damane.
Students will learn various types of nonlinearities that occur in the design of structures. They will understand the basic differences in the attitude to linear and nonlinear solution of structures. They will learn new definition of stress and strain measures and the principles that are necessary for nonlinear solution of structures by the Newton-Raphson method.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.
Classification of course in study plans
- Programme NPC-SIS Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional