Introduction to Finite Element Analysis and Design / Edition 1

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Overview

Finite Element Method (FEM) is one of the numerical methods of solving differential equations that describe many engineering problems. This new book covers the basic theory of FEM and includes appendices on each of the main FEA programs as reference. It introduces the concepts so that engineers can use the method efficiently and interpret the results properly. They'll learn about one-dimensional finite elements, including truss and beam elements, as well as two and three dimensional finite elements. Numerous examples are also included using ANSYS, ABAQUS, NASTRAN, Pro/Engineer, and I-DEAS. This approach will help engineers develop a thorough understanding of the theory behind FEM as well as its application.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470125397
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/20/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 1,082,921
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

0. Mathematical Preliminaries

1. Stress-Strain Analysis

2. Uniaxial Bar and Truss Elements - Direct Method

3. Weighted Residual and Energy Methods for One Dimensional Problems

4. Finite Element Analysis of Beams and Frames

5. Finite Elements for Heat Transfer Problems

6. Finite Elements for Plane Solids

7. Finite Element Procedure and Modeling

8. Structural Design Using Finite Elements

Appendix

Appendix A - Finite Element Analysis Using PRO/ENGINEER

Appendix B - Finite Element Analysis Using NEINASTRAN

Appendix C - Finite Element Analysis Using ANSYS

Appendix D - Finite Element Analysis Using MATLAB Toolbox

Index

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