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dc.contributor.advisorWhitcomb, John D
dc.creatorAggarwal, Bhavya
dc.date.accessioned2007-04-25T20:10:12Z
dc.date.available2007-04-25T20:10:12Z
dc.date.created2006-12
dc.date.issued2007-04-25
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/4849
dc.description.abstractThe finite element method since its development in the 1950’s has been used extensively in solving complex problems involving partial differential equations. The conventional finite element methods use piecewise Lagrange interpolation functions for approximating displacements. The aim of this research is to explore finite element analysis using B-spline interpolation. B-splines are piecewise defined polynomial curves which provide higher continuity of derivatives than piecewise Lagrange interpolation functions. This work focuses on the implementation and comparison of the B-spline finite elements in contrast with the conventional finite elements. This thesis observes that the use of B-spline interpolation functions can reduce the computational cost significantly. It is an efficient technique and can be conveniently implemented into the existing finite element programs.en
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dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M University
dc.subjectFinite Elementsen
dc.subjectB-splineen
dc.subjectPlane Elasticityen
dc.titleB-spline finite elements for plane elasticity problemsen
dc.typeBooken
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentAerospace Engineeringen
thesis.degree.disciplineAerospace Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHaisler, Walter E
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSrinivasa,Arun
dc.type.genreElectronic Thesisen
dc.type.materialtexten
dc.format.digitalOriginborn digitalen


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