RMA present at Cambridge University

Friday, May 12, 2017

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Edward Maunder and Angus Ramsay of RMA presented to the Structures Group in the Department of Engineering's Structures Research Seminars. The main presentation was by Edward about his recently published book and Angus dovetailed a short introduction at the end of Edward's presentation informing the group about RMA's development of EFE.


Following the recent publication of the book “Equilibrium Finite Element Formulations” by Moitinho de Almeida and Maunder, this talk will outline the significance, recent developments, and some applications of this relatively unfamiliar finite element method. Although the basic concepts underlying this method were realized in the early days of finite elements, the more conventional conforming element models based on assumed displacements, with consequent weakened equilibrium, won the day. However the alternative complementary method based on assumed equilibrating stress fields is preparing to make its comeback!

Edward is a graduate of Jesus College and the photographs show him outside the front of the college and in the Dining Hall.


The presentation can be found here:


Professor Chris Burgoyne chaired the seminar and expressed an interest in RMA's paper on 'The Influence and Modelling of Warping Restraint on Beams'. He has supplied some of his notes on the subject which are now available on this website.

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