This book addresses the history of finite element analysis (FEA) and why FEA is becoming a necessary tool for the solution of a wide variety of problems encountered in the professsional engineer's career. It helps the user to solve general classes of problems with FEA on personal computers.
1. Introduction 2. Hardware Requirements for FEA 3. Fundamentals of FEA 4. A Simple Model 5. Structural Models 6. Thermal Models 7. Fluid Models 8. Closing