Dermot J. Monaghan

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A new technique for coupling one dimensional beam elements to three dimensional bodies is described. The essence of the problem is to ensure compatibility of the displacements at the interface. This is achieved by equating the work done at the dimensional interface by the 3D nodes with the work done at the 1D node. This is carried out in a manner similar to(More)
In many finite element analysis models, there are usually regions that are ideal candidates for dimensional reduction. In order to capture stress concentrations at local details, it would be desirable to combine the reduced dimensional element types with higher dimensional elements in the whole global model. Therefore, it is important in such cases to(More)
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