Practical Guide to Finite Elements: A Solid Mechanics Approach, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Practical Guide to Finite Elements

A Solid Mechanics Approach, 1st Edition

By Steven Lepi

CRC Press

544 pages

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Hardback: 9780824700751
pub: 1998-03-03
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Description

Assuming only basic knowledge of mathematics and engineering mechanics, this lucid reference introduces the fundamentals of finite element theory using easy-to-understand terms and simple problems-systematically grounding the practitioner in the basic principles then suggesting applications to more general cases.

Furnishes a wealth of practical insights drawn from the extensive experience of a specialist in the field!

Generously illustrated with over 200 detailed drawings to clarify discussions and containing key literature citations for more in-depth study of particular topics, this clearly written resource is an exceptional guide for mechanical, civil, aeronautic, automotive, electrical and electronics, and design engineers; engineering managers; and upper-level undergraduate, graduate, and continuing-education students in these disciplines.

Reviews

". . .particularly easy to read. . . . . .helps dispel much of the mysticism that shrouds the finite element method. "

---Journal of Automobile Engineering

Table of Contents

Finite Element Analysis: Background Concepts

Finite Element Concepts in One-Dimensional Space

Generalized Finite Element Equilibrium Equations

Simple Elements

Parametric Elements

Loads and Boundary Conditions

Practical Considerations and Applications

Appendix A: A Simple Differential Equation

Appendix B: Functionals

Appendix C: B-Matrix and Domain Transformation

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI041000
SCIENCE / Mechanics / General
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
TEC009070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical