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## Essentials of the Finite Element Method

Author : Dimitrios G Pavlou
Release Date : 2015-07-14
Category : Technology & Engineering
Total pages :500

Fundamental coverage, analytic mathematics, and up-to-date software applications are hard to find in a single text on the finite element method (FEM). Dimitrios Pavlou’s Essentials of the Finite Element Method: For Structural and Mechanical Engineers makes the search easier by providing a comprehensive but concise text for those new to FEM, or just in need of a refresher on the essentials. Essentials of the Finite Element Method explains the basics of FEM, then relates these basics to a number of practical engineering applications. Specific topics covered include linear spring elements, bar elements, trusses, beams and frames, heat transfer, and structural dynamics. Throughout the text, readers are shown step-by-step detailed analyses for finite element equations development. The text also demonstrates how FEM is programmed, with examples in MATLAB, CALFEM, and ANSYS allowing readers to learn how to develop their own computer code. Suitable for everyone from first-time BSc/MSc students to practicing mechanical/structural engineers, Essentials of the Finite Element Method presents a complete reference text for the modern engineer. Provides complete and unified coverage of the fundamentals of finite element analysis Covers stiffness matrices for widely used elements in mechanical and civil engineering practice Offers detailed and integrated solutions of engineering examples and computer algorithms in ANSYS, CALFEM, and MATLAB

## The Essentials of Finite Element Modeling and Adaptive Refinement

Author : John O. Dow
Publisher : Momentum Press
Release Date : 2012-07-01
Category : Technology & Engineering
Total pages :271

Finite Element Analysis is a very popular, computer-based tool that uses a complex system of points called nodes to make a grid called a "mesh. " The mesh contains the material and structural properties that define how the structure will react to certain loading conditions, allowing virtual testing and analysis of stresses or changes applied to the material or component design. This groundbreaking text extends the usefulness of finite element analysis by helping both beginners and advanced users alike. It simplifies, improves, and extends both the finite element method while at the same time advancing adaptive refinement procedures. These improvements are made possible due to a change in notation that embeds knowledge of solid continuum mechanics into the equations used to formulate the stiffness matrices; this allows the modeling characteristics of individual elements to be identified by visual inspection. The ability to visually relate the equations involved in element formulation to the physical process they represent is like having an x-ray of the inner workings of the finite element method; it is similar is to the effect that Graphical User Interfaces or GUI's had on computing. As a result, students at any level of finite element study are provided with an understanding of the capabilities and limitations of this powerful analytic tool. The book presents * A more simplified approach to finite element analysis based on computational continuum mechanics * Physically interpretable notation that identifies a common basis for the finite element and the finite difference methods. * New point-wise error estimators that identify errors in terms of quantities of direct interest in solid mechanics

## Non-Linear Finite Element Analysis of Solids and Structures, Essentials

Author : M. A. Crisfield
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Release Date : 1991-08-15
Category : Mathematics
Total pages :362

This volume builds on the ideas of geometric non-linearity explained in Volume One. Continuum mechanics, plasticity and stability theory are covered in greater depth as it explores the research on non-linear finite elements. A supplementary set of programmes is available on the.

## Essentials of Computational Electromagnetics

Author : Xin-Qing Sheng,Wei Song
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2012-03-22
Category : Science
Total pages :288

Essentials of Computational Electromagnetics provides an in-depth introduction of the three main full-wave numerical methods in computational electromagnetics (CEM); namely, the method of moment (MoM), the finite element method (FEM), and the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method. Numerous monographs can be found addressing one of the above three methods. However, few give a broad general overview of essentials embodied in these methods, or were published too early to include recent advances. Furthermore, many existing monographs only present the final numerical results without specifying practical issues, such as how to convert discretized formulations into computer programs, and the numerical characteristics of the computer programs. In this book, the authors elaborate the above three methods in CEM using practical case studies, explaining their own research experiences along with a review of current literature. A full analysis is provided for typical cases, including characteristics of numerical methods, helping beginners to develop a quick and deep understanding of the essentials of CEM. Outlines practical issues, such as how to convert discretized formulations into computer programs Gives typical computer programs and their numerical characteristics along with line by line explanations of programs Uses practical examples from the authors' own work as well as in the current literature Includes exercise problems to give readers a better understanding of the material Introduces the available commercial software and their limitations This book is intended for graduate-level students in antennas and propagation, microwaves, microelectronics, and electromagnetics. This text can also be used by researchers in electrical and electronic engineering, and software developers interested in writing their own code or understanding the detailed workings of code. Companion website for the book: www.wiley.com/go/sheng/cem

## Finite Element Analysis Applications

Author : Zhuming Bi
Release Date : 2017-12-16
Category : Technology & Engineering
Total pages :520

Finite Element Analysis Applications: A Systematic and Practical Approach strikes a solid balance between more traditional FEA textbooks that focus primarily on theory, and the software specific guidebooks that help teach students and professionals how to use particular FEA software packages without providing the theoretical foundation. In this new textbook, Professor Bi condenses the introduction of theories and focuses mainly on essentials that students need to understand FEA models. The book is organized to be application-oriented, covering FEA modeling theory and skills directly associated with activities involved in design processes. Discussion of classic FEA elements (such as truss, beam and frame) is limited. Via the use of several case studies, the book provides easy-to-follow guidance on modeling of different design problems. It uses SolidWorks simulation as the platform so that students do not need to waste time creating geometries for FEA modelling. Provides a systematic approach to dealing with the complexity of various engineering designs Includes sections on the design of machine elements to illustrate FEA applications Contains practical case studies presented as tutorials to facilitate learning of FEA methods Includes ancillary materials, such as a solutions manual for instructors, PPT lecture slides and downloadable CAD models for examples in SolidWorks

## Finite Element Procedures

Author : Klaus-Jürgen Bathe
Publisher : Klaus-Jurgen Bathe
Release Date : 2006
Category : Engineering mathematics
Total pages :1037

## The Finite Element Method with Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Applications

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2013-09-16
Category : Mathematics
Total pages :373

This textbook begins with the finite element method (FEM) before focusing on FEM in heat transfer and fluid mechanics.

## Numerical Methods for Problems in Infinite Domains

Author : D. Givoli
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 2013-10-22
Category : Mathematics
Total pages :316

This volume reviews and discusses the main numerical methods used today for solving problems in infinite domains. It also presents in detail one very effective method in this class, namely the Dirichlet-to-Neumann (DtN) finite element method. The book is intended to provide the researcher or engineer with the state-of-the-art in numerical solution methods for infinite domain problems, such as the problems encountered in acoustics and structural acoustics, fluid dynamics, meteorology, and many other fields of application. The emphasis is on the fundamentals of the various methods, and on reporting recent progress and forecasting future directions. An appendix at the end of the book provides an introduction to the essentials of the finite element method, and suggests a short list of texts on the subject which are categorized by their level of mathematics.

## A Finite Element Primer for Beginners

Author : Tarek I. Zohdi
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2014-08-12
Category : Technology & Engineering
Total pages :108

The purpose of this primer is to provide the basics of the Finite Element Method, primarily illustrated through a classical model problem, linearized elasticity. The topics covered are: (1) Weighted residual methods and Galerkin approximations, (2) A model problem for one-dimensional linear elastostatics, (3) Weak formulations in one dimension, (4) Minimum principles in one dimension, (5) Error estimation in one dimension, (5) Construction of Finite Element basis functions in one dimension, (6) Gaussian Quadrature, (7) Iterative solvers and element by element data structures, (8) A model problem for three-dimensional linear elastostatics, (9) Weak formulations in three dimensions, (10) Basic rules for element construction in three-dimensions, (11) Assembly of the system and solution schemes, (12) Assembly of the system and solution schemes, (13) An introduction to time-dependent problems and (14) A brief introduction to rapid computation based on domain decomposition and basic parallel processing.

## The Finite Element Method

Author : Zhu
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2018-03-12
Category : Mathematics
Total pages :872

A comprehensive review of the Finite Element Method (FEM), this book provides the fundamentals together with a wide range of applications in civil, mechanical and aeronautical engineering. It addresses both the theoretical and numerical implementation aspects of the FEM, providing examples in several important topics such as solid mechanics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer, appealing to a wide range of engineering disciplines. Written by a renowned author and academician with the Chinese Academy of Engineering, The Finite Element Method would appeal to researchers looking to understand how the fundamentals of the FEM can be applied in other disciplines. Researchers and graduate students studying hydraulic, mechanical and civil engineering will find it a practical reference text.

## The Finite Element Method in Solid Mechanics

Author : Marc Bonnet,Attilio Frangi,Christian Rei
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2014
Category : Science
Total pages :352

## Finite Element Analysis of Composite Materials Using ANSYS®, Second Edition

Author : Ever J. Barbero
Publisher : CRC Press
Release Date : 2013-12-11
Category : Mathematics
Total pages :366

## The Scaled Boundary Finite Element Method

Author : John P. Wolf
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2003-03-14
Category : Technology & Engineering
Total pages :378

A novel computational procedure called the scaled boundary finite-element method is described which combines the advantages of the finite-element and boundary-element methods : Of the finite-element method that no fundamental solution is required and thus expanding the scope of application, for instance to anisotropic material without an increase in complexity and that singular integrals are avoided and that symmetry of the results is automatically satisfied. Of the boundary-element method that the spatial dimension is reduced by one as only the boundary is discretized with surface finite elements, reducing the data preparation and computational efforts, that the boundary conditions at infinity are satisfied exactly and that no approximation other than that of the surface finite elements on the boundary is introduced. In addition, the scaled boundary finite-element method presents appealing features of its own : an analytical solution inside the domain is achieved, permitting for instance accurate stress intensity factors to be determined directly and no spatial discretization of certain free and fixed boundaries and interfaces between different materials is required. In addition, the scaled boundary finite-element method combines the advantages of the analytical and numerical approaches. In the directions parallel to the boundary, where the behaviour is, in general, smooth, the weighted-residual approximation of finite elements applies, leading to convergence in the finite-element sense. In the third (radial) direction, the procedure is analytical, permitting e.g. stress-intensity factors to be determined directly based on their definition or the boundary conditions at infinity to be satisfied exactly. In a nutshell, the scaled boundary finite-element method is a semi-analytical fundamental-solution-less boundary-element method based on finite elements. The best of both worlds is achieved in two ways: with respect to the analytical and numerical methods and with respect to the finite-element and boundary-element methods within the numerical procedures. The book serves two goals: Part I is an elementary text, without any prerequisites, a primer, but which using a simple model problem still covers all aspects of the method and Part II presents a detailed derivation of the general case of statics, elastodynamics and diffusion.

## Energy and Finite Element Methods in Structural Mechanics

Author : Irving Herman Shames,Clive L. Dym
Publisher : New Age International
Release Date : 1995
Category : Calculus of variations
Total pages :757

This Book Is The Outcome Of Material Used In Senior And Graduate Courses For Students In Civil, Mechanical And Aeronautical Engineering. To Meet The Needs Of This Varied Audience, The Author Have Laboured To Make This Text As Flexible As Possible To Use.Consequently, The Book Is Divided Into Three Distinct Parts Of Approximately Equal Size. Part I Is Entitled Foundations Of Solid Mechanics And Variational Methods, Part Ii Is Entitled Structural Mechanics; And Part Iii Is Entitled Finite Elements.Depending On The Background Of The Students And The Aims Of The Course Selected Portions Can Be Used From Some Or All Of The Three Parts Of The Text To Form The Basis Of An Individual Course.The Purpose Of This Useful Book Is To Afford The Student A Sound Foundation In Variational Calculus And Energy Methods Before Delving Into Finite Elements. He Goal Is To Make Finite Elements More Understandable In Terms Of Fundamentals And Also To Provide The Student With The Background Needed To Extrapolate The Finite Element Method To Areas Of Study Other Than Solid Mechanics. In Addition, A Number Of Approximation Techniques Are Made Available Using The Quadratic Functional For A Boundary-Value Problem.Finally, The Authors; Aim Is To Give Students Who Go Through The Entire Text A Balanced And Connected Exposure To Certain Key Aspects Of Modern Structural And Solid Mechanics.

## Fundamentals Of Finite Element Analysis

Author : Hutton
Publisher : Tata McGraw-Hill Education
Release Date : 2005-06-01
Category : Finite element method
Total pages :494