Sensitivity analysis: Nonlinear static spring systems

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We now progress from the linear static spring system to nonlinear static spring systems. Again we discuss both the analysis and the sensitivity analysis of these systems with the anticipation of eventually solving optimization problems. And again we use the simplistic spring element because the goal of this chapter is development of the overall program structure. As is the case for the linear spring system, the spring element is rather simplistic, however the assembly and solution details are not. Please be sure to master the concepts in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures
Number of pages23
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

Publication series

NameCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures
ISSN (Print)0254-1971
ISSN (Electronic)2309-3706


  • Adjoint method
  • Newton iteration
  • Spring force
  • Spring system
  • Stiffness matrice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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