A finite element based method, theorized in the context of nonlocal integral elasticity and founded on a nonlocal total potential energy principle, is numerically implemented for solving 2D nonlocal elastic problems. The key idea of the method, known as nonlocal finite element method (NL-FEM), relies on the assumption that the postulated nonlocal elastic behaviour of the material is captured by a finite element endowed with a set of (cross-stiffness) element’s matrices able to interpret the (nonlocality) effects induced in the element itself by the other elements in the mesh. An Eringen-type nonlocal elastic model is assumed with a constitutive stress–strain law of convolutive-type which governs the nonlocal material behaviour. Computational issues, as the construction of the nonlocal element and global stiffness matrices, are treated in detail. Few examples are presented and the relevant numerical findings discussed both to verify the reliability of the method and to prove its effectiveness.
|Titolo:||Non local integral elasticity: 2D finite element based solutions|
PISANO, Aurora Angela (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|