A Brief History of the Beginning of the Finite Element Method

@inproceedings{Gupta2005ABH,
title={A Brief History of the Beginning of the Finite Element Method},
author={K. K. Gupta and James L. Meek},
year={2005}
}

The purpose of this paper is to trace the development of the ideas which led to the method of analysis in which the field equations of mathematical physics are approximated over simple regions (triangles, quadrilaterals, tetrahedrons, etc.), and then assembled together so that equilibrium o r continuity is satisfied at the interconnecting nodal points of the domains. The technique thus realized is now referred to as the finite element method (FEM). It is natural to assume that if the size of… CONTINUE READING