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Finite Element Simulations Using ANSYS

2nd Edition

By Esam M. Alawadhi

CRC Press

426 pages | 718 B/W Illus.

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Simulation use is on the rise, and more practicing professionals are depending on the reliability of software to help them tackle real-world mechanical engineering problems. Finite Element Simulations Using ANSYS, Second Edition offers a basic understanding of the principles of simulation in conjunction with the application of ANSYS. Employing a step-by-step process, the book presents practical end-of-chapter problems that are solved using ANSYS and explains the physics behind them. The book examines structure, solid mechanics, vibration, heat transfer, and fluid dynamics. Each topic is treated in a way that allows for the independent study of a single subject or related chapter.

What’s New in the Second Edition:

  • Introduces the newest methods in modeling and meshing for finite element analysis
  • Modifies ANSYS examples to comply with the newest version of ANSYS
  • Replaces many ANSYS examples used in the first edition with more general, comprehensive, and easy-to-follow examples
  • Adds more details to the theoretical material on the finite element
  • Provides increased coverage of finite element analysis for heat transfer topics
  • Presents open-ended, end-of-chapter problems tailored to serve as class projects

Finite Element Simulations Using ANSYS, Second Edition functions as a fundamental reference for finite element analysis with ANSYS methods and procedures, as well as a guide for project and product analysis and design.


"A must read for those interested in exploring the possibilities of using the finite element method (FEM) as a practical analysis tool for structural mechanics, stress analysis, vibration, heat transfer, and fluid dynamic problems. … Alawadhi systematically introduces the theory of FEA, and demonstrates a step-by-step procedure for practical analysis using ANSYS. This book is a must-have reference for students, academics, and practitioners in the field of mechanical, civil, environmental, and design engineering."

—Dr. Arun Arjunan, University of Wolverhampton, UK

"This book provides mechanical engineering students and working engineers with the basic fundamental knowledge of numerical simulation using ANSYS. The examples and background provided will allow those new to modeling to quickly gain confidence and begin to accurately model complex mechanical problems."

IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, December 2018

Table of Contents

Introduction to finite element method and ANSYS

Bar and beam structures

Solid mechanics


Heat transfer

Fluid mechanics


Meshing guide


About the Author

Esam M. Alawadhi is a professor of mechanical engineering at Kuwait University. He earned his doctor of philosophy (May 2001) in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His research focuses on renewable energy, thermal management of electronics devices, energy conservation for buildings, fluid flow stability, and phase-change heat transfer.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Mechanics / General