Introduction to the Finite Element Method using BASIC Programs
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This updated, revised and extended edition gives a comprehensive introduction to the understanding and use of the finite element method as applied to structures. The text methodically covers all the important bridges in understanding up to and including the introduction of isoparametric elements.
Table of Contents
Introduction. PJFRAME: pinjointed plane frames. PLFRAME: rigid/pinjointed frames. FEP: plane stress/plane strain finite element analysis. FEPB: bending of thin, flat plates. FEPLST: plane stress/strain finite element analysis using linear strain triangles. The linear isoparametric quadrilateral. The quadratic isoparametric quadrilateral. Further developments of programs. References. Appendix A: matrix algebra. Appendix B: energy methods of structural analysis. Appendix C: comments on BASIC used. References. Index.
"As the title suggests, the book is of introductory nature, written primarily as a text book for undergraduate engineering courses. Topics covered are presented systematically including detailed derivation of governing matrices, and procedures to develop necessary computer programs. ...the book will also be a useful reference guide to practising engineers, who can implement the programs and solve their application problems" - Journal of Structural Engineering