The Finite Element Method for Engineers

Author: Kenneth H. Huebner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471370789
Format: PDF, ePub
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A useful balance of theory, applications, and real-world examples The Finite Element Method for Engineers, Fourth Edition presents a clear, easy-to-understand explanation of finite element fundamentals and enables readers to use the method in research and in solving practical, real-life problems. It develops the basic finite element method mathematical formulation, beginning with physical considerations, proceeding to the well-established variation approach, and placing a strong emphasis on the versatile method of weighted residuals, which has shown itself to be important in nonstructural applications. The authors demonstrate the tremendous power of the finite element method to solve problems that classical methods cannot handle, including elasticity problems, general field problems, heat transfer problems, and fluid mechanics problems. They supply practical information on boundary conditions and mesh generation, and they offer a fresh perspective on finite element analysis with an overview of the current state of finite element optimal design. Supplemented with numerous real-world problems and examples taken directly from the authors' experience in industry and research, The Finite Element Method for Engineers, Fourth Edition gives readers the real insight needed to apply the method to challenging problems and to reason out solutions that cannot be found in any textbook.

Finite and Boundary Element Methods in Engineering

Author: O.P. Gupta
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789054107651
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The interest in finite element method as a solution technique of the computer age is reflected in the availability of many general and special purpose software based on this technique. This work aims to provide a complete and detailed explanation of the basics of the application areas.

The Finite Element Method in Engineering

Author: Singiresu S. Rao
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080470505
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Finite Element Method in Engineering is the only book to provide a broad overview of the underlying principles of finite element analysis and where it fits into the larger context of other mathematically based engineering analytical tools. This is an updated and improved version of a finite element text long noted for its practical applications approach, its readability, and ease of use. Students will find in this textbook a thorough grounding of the mathematical principles underlying the popular, analytical methods for setting up a finite element solution based on mathematical equations. The book provides a host of real-world applications of finite element analysis, from structural design to problems in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. It has added new sections on the assemblage of element equations, as well as an important new comparison between finite element analysis and other analytical methods showing advantages and disadvantages of each. This book will appeal to students in mechanical, structural, electrical, environmental and biomedical engineering. The only book to provide a broadoverview of the underlying principles of finite element analysis and where it fits into the larger context of other mathematically based engineering analytical tools. New sections added on the assemblage of element equations, and an important new comparison between finite element analysis and other analytical methods, showing the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Finite Element Methods for Engineering Sciences

Author: Joel Chaskalovic
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540763422
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Of Courses on Finite Elements -- Some Fundamental Classes of Finite Elements -- Variational Formulations -- Finite Elements in Deformable Solid Body Mechanics -- Finite Elements Applied to Strength of Materials -- Finite Elements Applied to Non Linear Problems.

Finite Element Methods for Engineers

Author: U. S. Dixit
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9789814272902
Format: PDF, ePub
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Finite Element Methods For Engineers is designed to serve as a textbook for a first course in the finite element method (FEM) for undergraduate and postgraduate students of engineering. It provides an insight into the theory and application of FEM. The book introduces the reader to FEM as a mathematical tool and covers the application of the method to mechanical and civil engineering problems. Beginning with an introduction to calculus of variations, the book goes on to describe Ritz and Galerkin FEM formulations and one-, two-, and three-dimensional FEM formulations. Application of the method to bending of beams, trusses, and frames, and problems of plane stress and plane strain, free vibration, plate, and time history are also included. Discussions on advanced topics such as FEM formulation of flow problems, error analysis in FEM, and non-linear FEM make for a complete introductory text. Inclusion of topics such as approximation methods for solving differential equations, numerical integration, and methods for solving FEM problems on a computer enhance the utility of the book. The book has been written in a simple and comprehensible manner to enable students to grasp important concepts easily. A number of solved problems and illustrations (in colour where required) have been incorporated to aid in the study of relevant topics. A large number of objective questions and exercises have also been included to test the studentsa understanding of FEM and its applications.

Finite Element Methods for Engineers

Author: Roger T Fenner
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN: 1908979674
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is intended as a textbook providing a deliberately simple introduction to finite element methods in a way that should be readily understandable to engineers, both students and practising professionals. Only the very simplest elements are considered, mainly two dimensional three-noded “constant strain triangles”, with simple linear variation of the relevant variables. Chapters of the book deal with structural problems (beams), classification of a broad range of engineering into harmonic and biharmonic types, finite element analysis of harmonic problems, and finite element analysis of biharmonic problems (plane stress and plane strain). Full FORTRAN programs are listed and explained in detail, and a range of practical problems solved in the text. Despite being somewhat unfashionable for general programming purposes, the FORTRAN language remains very widely used in engineering. The programs listed, which were originally developed for use on mainframe computers, have been thoroughly updated for use on desktops and laptops. Unlike the first edition, the new edition has problems (with solutions) at the end of each chapter. Electronic copies of all the computer programs displayed in the book can be downloaded at: http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/suppl/10.1142/p847/suppl_file/p847_program.zip.

Introduction to finite and boundary element methods for engineers

Author: Gernot Beer
Publisher: John Wiley & Son Ltd
ISBN: 9780471928133
Format: PDF, Docs
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Uses simple engineering terms to describe which types of problems can best be solved with each method, combining the two and the applications for which this might be suitable. Features a chapter devoted to the construction of finite and boundary element meshes, error analysis and confidence criteria. Contains a slew of practical applications.

The finite element method in engineering

Author: S. S. Rao
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780750670722
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With the revolution in readily available computing power, the finite element method has become one of the most important tools for the modern engineer. This method of analyzing and modeling materials, structures, and forms is based on turning physical shapes into mathematical models made up from descriptive nodes, which can be manipulated using matrix methods. Examples include the new discipline of computational fluid dynamics, aerodynamic modeling, and the prediction of the behavior of components under load. The nature of matrix algebra means that these calculations can easily be performed using computer programs, thus making enormous savings in time and efficiency. It is vital that the engineer or engineering student fully understands the theory and knowledge that underpins the finite element method before it is possible to utilize it in practice. Professor Rao, who has many years of teaching experience at one of the country's leading centers of technical excellence, explains the topics from first principles, making use of numerous illustrations and examples and breaking the subject into easily absorbed segments which will guide the reader through the material in stages.