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Overview

The book provides an integrated approach to finite elements, combining theory, a variety of examples and exercise problems from engineering applications, and the implementation of the theory in complete self-contained computer programs. It serves as a textbook for senior undergraduate and first-year graduate students and also as a learning resource for practicing engineers. Problem formulation and modeling are stressed in the book. The student will learn the theory and use it to solve a variety of engineering problems. Features of the Second Edition: new material is added in the areas of orthotropic materials, conjugate gradient method, three dimensional frames, frontal method, Guyan reduction, and contour plotting for quadrilaterals; temperature effect and multipoint constraint considerations have been introduced for stress analysis in solids, and implemented in the computer programs; all the previous computer programs have been revised and several new ones are added; a disk with QUICKBASIC source code programs is provided; FORTRAN, and C versions for Chapters 2 through 11 are also included; and example data files are included.
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A textbook for a one-semester senior undergraduate or early graduate course. Integrates finite element theory, problem formulation, and computer analysis. Updates the 1991 edition with some new material and examples, but mostly by upgrading the accompanying software, which has been rewritten, is now on a 3.5" disk for IBM-compatibles, and includes versions in C and FORTRAN as well as the original BASIC. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132070362
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 8/26/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 461
  • Product dimensions: 7.29 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Fundamental Concepts 1
2 Matrix Algebra and Gaussian Elimination 21
3 One-Dimensional Problems 46
4 Trusses 100
5 Two-Dimensional Problems Using Constant Strain Triangles 132
6 Axisymmetric Solids Subjected to Axisymmetric Loading 175
7 Two-Dimensional Isoparametric Elements and Numerical Integration 209
8 Beams and Frames 238
9 Three-Dimensional Problems in Stress Analysis 279
10 Scalar Field Problems 310
11 Dynamic Considerations 371
12 Preprocessing and Postprocessing 412
Appendix 451
Bibliography 454
Index 459
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