Recommended Books and Software
If you have an interest in large scale plasticity calcuclations, I recommend that you obtain an account at the Alabama Supercomputer Center.
I recommend that you obtain the FTP software WS FTP LE to make PC-CRAY file transfer easier.
If you do not have access to the electronic documentation or hard copies of the ABAQUS manuals, then I
recommend that you obtain the ABAQUS Theory and Standard Users Manuals from HKS.
I recommend the classic plasticity book by Hill, and the modern treatment by Lubliner. I have seen these available
through Amazon.com. The book by Khan and Huang is also a modern treatment.
Mathematical Theory of Plasticity, R. Hill
Plasticity Theory, J. Lubliner
Continuum Theory of Plastiticy, A. Khan and S. Huang
We will use the pre- and post-processing software Hypermesh in class. You are welcome to use another if you are
familiar with its usuage. I will only be able to help with Hypermesh. The latest version can be obtained from anonymous
FTP, but you will also need the FLEX-LM security software and the license file. The UA system has a site license
for this software through the Alabama Supercompter Network.
We will learn the basics of Fortran in this class. A free Fortran compiler is available via the G95 Project.
There are many basic books on Fortran. Here is a link to Problem Solving and Structured Programming with Fortran 77.
Link to dicussion of n-space and hyperspheres: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Hypersphere.html