Introduction and Motivation
Book chapter, 2020

“Divide and Conquer” is a paradigm that helped Julius Cesar to dominate on the wide Roman Empire. The power of dividing systems, then analyze them as parts before combining them in an assembly, is also an approach often followed in science and engineering. In this introductory chapter, we shortly discuss the main idea behind domain decomposition and substructuring applied to mechanical systems.


Matthew S. Allen

University of Wisconsin Madison

Daniel J. Rixen

Technical University of Munich

Maarten van der Seijs

Vibes Technology

Paolo Tiso

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH)

Thomas Abrahamsson

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Dynamics

Randall L. Mayes

Sandia National Laboratories

CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures

02541971 (ISSN) 23093706 (eISSN)


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