1st Edition

Practical Guide to Finite Elements
A Solid Mechanics Approach

ISBN 9780824700751
Published March 3, 1998 by CRC Press
544 Pages

USD $300.00

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Book 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.

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