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Finite Element Method for Engineers:From Theory to Practice
Authors:   C. V. Girija Vallabhan, Mehmet Zulfu Asik

ISBN: 978-81-7319-992-9 
Publication Year:   2011
Pages:   292
Binding:   Paper Back

About the book

Finite Element Method for Engineers: From Theory to Practice, while emphasizing problems in solid mechanics with numerous examples, explains the theory in four fundamental steps with a flow chart to develop equations for the finite element models and the associated computer programs. The theory is presented using energy principles in solid mechanics and towards the end, the methodology is explained using the weak-form of the Galerkin method so that the method can be used to solve flow problems and even some differential equations.

Key Features

  • With basic knowledge of strength of materials, self-learn the finite element method. Simple subroutines given from which a beginner can write codes in a suitable computer language. One can write own finite element computer codes with the information provided.

Table of content

Introduction / Equations in Solid Mechanics / One-Dimensional Elements I / Two Dimensional Problems / Two Dimensional Problems II / Axisymmetric Problems / Three Dimensional Stress Analysis / One Dimensional Elements (Beam Elements) / Application to Plate Bending Problems / Application of Finite Element Methods to Steady State Flow Problems / Appendices.

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