Finite Element Analysis

Hardback & DVD: 978 1 938549 34 2 / $69.95
Published: September 2013  

E-Book: 978 1 938549 37 3 / $61.95
Published: February 2013  

Publisher: Mercury Learning & Information
300 pp., 7" x 9"
Today, the finite element method (FEM) has become a common tool for solving engineering problems in many industries for the obvious reasons of its versatility and affordability. This book contains materials applied to mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, and physics. It is written primarily as a simple introduction to the practice of FEM analysis in engineering and physics. It contains many 1D and 2D problems solved by the analytical method, by FEM using hand calculations, and by using ANSYS®, COMSOL®, and MATLAB® software. Results of all the methods have been compared.

•Includes a comparison of solutions to the problems obtained by the analytical method, FEM hand calculations, and the software method
•Includes over 35 solved problems using software applications such as MATLAB, COMSOL, and ANSYS
•Accompanied by a DVD with applications and figures from the text
•Careful, balanced presentation of theory and applications

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Table of Contents:
1. Mathematical Preliminaries.
2. Introduction to Finite Element Method.
3. Finite Element Analysis of Axially Loaded Members.
4. Finite Element Analysis of Trusses.
5. Finite Element Analysis of Beams.
6. Stress Analysis of a Rectangular Plate with a Circular Hole.
7. Thermal Analysis.
8. Fluid Flow Analysis.
9. Dynamic Analysis.
10. Engineering Electromagnetics Analysis.
Appendix A. ANSYS.
Appendix B. MATLAB.
Appendix C. Color Figures

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