The aim of this book is to provide professional engineers and students of engineering with a sound working knowledge of the finite element method for engineering analysis and engineering design. This readable text will serve as a guide both to the method, and to its implementation in PAFEC (Program for Automatic Finite Element Calculations) software.
Table of Contents
Introduction. PAFEC-FE and the finite element method. PAFEC-FE - an overview. The structure of the PAFEC-FE data set. The finite element mesh. General problem solving strategy. PAFEC-FE elements and their constitutive equations. Two-and three-dimensional beam elements: framework analysis. Three-dimensional elements. Static displacement and stress analysis. Geotechnical engineering applications. Fracture mechanics analysis. Appendix A: PAFEC-FE operating notes. Appendix B: Useful addresses. References. Index.
C H Woodford
"The general layout of the book is clear and concise with the use of chapter summaries and conclusions being very good...At the end of each chapter there is a list of useful references, and the book finishes with an index, which is brief yet definitive...particular benefit to the new PAFEC user." - Vibration Digest
"This readable text will serve as a guide both to the method and to its implementation in PAFEC (Program for Automatic Finite Element Calculations) software." - INSPEC