The Finite Element Method for Three-Dimensional Thermomechanical Applications offers basic and advanced methods for using the finite element method for three-dimensional, industrial problems. Covers cyclic symmetry, rigid body motion, and nonlinear multiple point constraints. Offers advanced material formulations, including large strain multiplicative viscoplasticity, anisotropic hyperelastic materials and single crystals. All methods are implemented using the finite element software CalculiX, which is freely available (GNU General Public License applies).
Guido Dhondt obtained his civil engineering degree at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium (1983), going on to undertake a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at Princeton University, USA (1987). Presently, he works in the field of fracture mechanics and finite element analysis at MTU Aero Engines, Germany. He is one of the authors of the free software finite element program CalculiX.