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The displace~entbased finite element method generates an approximate solution for displacement, then typically uses displacement to calculate approximate values of stress and strain. Since the displacement based approach is currently the most common, the term finite element method is typically used without the modifier displacement based. There are other means of developing a finite element solution. For instance, a hybrid method that uses both an assumed displacement field along with an assumed stress field can be employed.
This completes the example of using a closed-form method to generate an expression for displacement. Chapter 1 8 With Slight Change, a Closed-Form Solution Is No Longer Possible If all problems were as simple as the one shown on the previous page, there would be little need for FEL4. Consider a slightly different problem that illustrates how quickly a simple problem becomes more difficult. To save weight, the design engineer suggests that the cross section of the link nearest the load be decreased to one-half the original size.
The concept of Poisson’s ratio, mentioned above, is very important in structural analysis. The analyst should be familiar with the Poisson effect since it often has a significant impact on the nature of deformation in elastic bodies. A good explanation of the Poisson effect is found in Juvinal [l]. 1 can be represented by a one-dimensional rod. 2, is to scale in terms of the length but the cross sectional area is described by the mathematical constant A. Thus, in this case, the idealization process has allowed a three-dimensional body to be represented by a onedimensional analogue.