Introduction to the Finite Element Method 4E

Author: J. N. Reddy

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1259861910

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

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A fully updated introduction to the principles and applications of the finite element method This authoritative and thoroughly revised and self-contained classic mechanical engineering textbook offers a broad-based overview and applications of the finite element method. This revision updates and expands the already large number of problems and worked-out examples and brings the technical coverage in line with current practices. You will get details on non-traditional applications in bioengineering, fluid and thermal sciences, and structural mechanics. Written by a world-renowned mechanical engineering researcher and author, An Introduction to the Finite Element Method, Fourth Edition, teaches, step-by-step, how to determine numerical solutions to equilibrium as well as time-dependent problems from fluid and thermal sciences and structural mechanics and a host of applied sciences.. Beginning with the governing differential equations, the book presents a systematic approach to the derivation of weak-forms (integral formulations), interpolation theory, finite element equations, solution of problems from fluid and thermal sciences and structural mechanics, computer implementation. The author provides a solutions manual as well as computer programs that are available for download. •Features updated problems and fully worked-out solutions•Contains downloadable programs that can be applied and extended to real-world situations•Written by a highly-cited mechanical engineering researcher and well-respected author

Introduction to the Finite Element Method in Electromagnetics

Author: Anastasis C. Polycarpou

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1598290460

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 115

View: 6986

This lecture is written primarily for the non-expert engineer or the undergraduate or graduate student who wants to learn, for the first time, the finite element method with applications to electromagnetics. It is also designed for research engineers who have knowledge of other numerical techniques and want to familiarize themselves with the finite element method.Finite element method is a numerical method used to solve boundary-value problems characterized by a partial differential equation and a set of boundary conditions. Author Anastasis Polycarpou provides the reader with all information necessary to successfully apply the finite element method to one- and two-dimensional boundary-value problems in electromagnetics.The book is accompanied by a number of codes written by the author in Matlab. These are the finite element codes that were used to generate most of the graphs presented in this book. Specifically, there are three Matlab codes for the one-dimensional case (Chapter 1) and two Matlab codes for the two-dimensional case (Chapter 2). The reader may execute these codes, modify certain parameters such as mesh size or object dimensions, and visualize the results. The codes are available on the Morgan & Claypool Web site at

A Pragmatic Introduction to the Finite Element Method for Thermal and Stress Analysis

With the Matlab Toolkit SOFEA

Author: Petr Krysl

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9813101814

Category: Science

Page: 292

View: 8852

This textbook provides an accessible and self-contained description of the Galerkin finite element method for the two important models of continuum mechanics, transient heat conduction and elastodynamics, from formulation of the governing equations to implementation in Matlab. The coverage follows an intuitive approach: the salient features of each initial boundary value problem are reviewed, including a thorough description of the boundary conditions; the method of weighted residuals is applied to derive the discrete equations; and clear examples are introduced to illustrate the method.


Author: H. Schlichting,Klaus Gersten

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662075547

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 852

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Die Überarbeitung für die 10. deutschsprachige Auflage von Hermann Schlichtings Standardwerk wurde wiederum von Klaus Gersten geleitet, der schon die umfassende Neuformulierung der 9. Auflage vorgenommen hatte. Es wurden durchgängig Aktualisierungen vorgenommen, aber auch das Kapitel 15 von Herbert Oertel jr. neu bearbeitet. Das Buch gibt einen umfassenden Überblick über den Einsatz der Grenzschicht-Theorie in allen Bereichen der Strömungsmechanik. Dabei liegt der Schwerpunkt bei den Umströmungen von Körpern (z.B. Flugzeugaerodynamik). Das Buch wird wieder den Studenten der Strömungsmechanik wie auch Industrie-Ingenieuren ein unverzichtbarer Partner unerschöpflicher Informationen sein.

Finite Element Analysis with Error Estimators

An Introduction to the FEM and Adaptive Error Analysis for Engineering Students

Author: J. E. Akin

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080472751

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 512

View: 8011

This key text is written for senior undergraduate and graduate engineering students. It delivers a complete introduction to finite element methods and to automatic adaptation (error estimation) that will enable students to understand and use FEA as a true engineering tool. It has been specifically developed to be accessible to non-mathematics students and provides the only complete text for FEA with error estimators for non-mathematicians. Error estimation is taught on nearly half of all FEM courses for engineers at senior undergraduate and postgraduate level; no other existing textbook for this market covers this topic. The only introductory FEA text with error estimation for students of engineering, scientific computing and applied mathematics Includes source code for creating and proving FEA error estimators

Introduction to the Explicit Finite Element Method for Nonlinear Transient Dynamics

Author: Shen R. Wu,Lei Gu

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118382072

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

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A systematic introduction to the theories and formulations ofthe explicit finite element method As numerical technology continues to grow and evolve withindustrial applications, understanding the explicit finite elementmethod has become increasingly important, particularly in the areasof crashworthiness, metal forming, and impact engineering.Introduction to the Explicit Finite Element Method forNonlinear Transient Dynamics is the first book to addressspecifically what is now accepted as the most successful numericaltool for nonlinear transient dynamics. The book aids readers inmastering the explicit finite element method and programming codewithout requiring extensive background knowledge of the generalfinite element. The authors present topics relating to the variationalprinciple, numerical procedure, mechanical formulation, andfundamental achievements of the convergence theory. In addition,key topics and techniques are provided in four clearly organizedsections: • Fundamentals explores a framework of the explicitfinite element method for nonlinear transient dynamics andhighlights achievements related to the convergence theory • Element Technology discusses four-node,three-node, eight-node, and two-node element theories • Material Models outlines models of plasticity andother nonlinear materials as well as the mechanics model of ductiledamage • Contact and Constraint Conditions covers subjectsrelated to three-dimensional surface contact, with examples solvedanalytically, as well as discussions on kinematic constraintconditions Throughout the book, vivid figures illustrate the ideas and keyfeatures of the explicit finite element method. Examples clearlypresent results, featuring both theoretical assessments andindustrial applications. Introduction to the Explicit Finite Element Method forNonlinear Transient Dynamics is an ideal book for bothengineers who require more theoretical discussions and fortheoreticians searching for interesting and challenging researchtopics. The book also serves as an excellent resource for courseson applied mathematics, applied mechanics, and numerical methods atthe graduate level.

Introduction to the Finite Element Method using BASIC Programs

Author: D.K. Brown

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780903384629

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

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This updated, revised and extended edition gives a comprehensive introduction to the understanding and use of the finite element method as applied to structures. The text methodically covers all the important bridges in understanding up to and including the introduction of isoparametric elements.

Introduction to the finite element method

Author: Niels Saabye Ottosen,Hans Petersson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mathematics

Page: 410

View: 9189

Providing a systematic approach and simple introduction ot the finite element method, this self-contained book will enable the reader to obtain a clear understanding of the concepts involved in this traditionally complicated methodology.

Eindimensionale Finite Elemente

Ein Einstieg in die Methode

Author: Markus Merkel,Andreas Öchsner

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642544827

Category: Science

Page: 428

View: 4565

Die Finite-Elemente-Methode wird in dieser Einführung in ihrer Komplexität auf eindimensionale Elemente heruntergebrochen. Somit bleibt die mathematische Beschreibung weitgehend einfach und überschaubar. Das Augenmerk liegt in jedem Kapitel auf der Erläuterung der Methode und deren Verständnis. Der Leser lernt, die Annahmen und Ableitungen bei verschiedenen physikalischen Problemstellungen in der Strukturmechanik zu verstehen und Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Methode der Finiten Elemente kritisch zu beurteilen. Diese Herangehensweise ermöglicht das methodische Verständnis wichtiger Themenbereiche, wie z.B. Plastizität oder Verbundwerkstoffe und gewährleistet einen einfachen Einstieg in weiterführende Anwendungsgebiete. Ausführliche durchgerechnete und kommentierte Beispiele und weiterführende Aufgaben mit Kurzlösung im Anhang unterstützen den Lernerfolg. In der zweiten Auflage dieses Lehrbuches wurden alle graphischen Darstellungen überarbeitet, die Wärmeleitung bei den Stabelementen ergänzt und Spezialelemente als neues Kapitel aufgenommen. Auch wurde das Prinzip der virtuellen Arbeiten zur Ableitung der Finite-Elemente-Hauptgleichung eingeführt.

An Introduction to Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis

With Applications to Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, and Solid Mechanics

Author: Junuthula Narasimha Reddy,J. N. Reddy

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199641757

Category: Science

Page: 687

View: 9460

The second edition of An Introduction to Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis offers an easy-to-understand treatment of nonlinear finite element analysis, which includes element development from mathematical models and numerical evaluation of the underlying physics. Additional explanations, examples, and problems have been added to all chapters. The book may be used as a textbook for an advanced course (after a first course) on the finite element method orthe first course on nonlinear finite element analysis. A solutions manual is available on request from the publisher to instructors who adopt the book as a textbook for a course.

The Finite Element Method in Engineering

Author: Singiresu S. Rao

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0128143649

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 782

View: 8868

The Finite Element Method in Engineering, Sixth Edition, provides a thorough grounding in the mathematical principles behind the Finite Element Analysis technique—an analytical engineering tool originated in the 1960's by the aerospace and nuclear power industries to find usable, approximate solutions to problems with many complex variables. Rao shows how to set up finite element solutions in civil, mechanical and aerospace engineering applications. The new edition features updated real-world examples from MATLAB, Ansys and Abaqus, and a new chapter on additional FEM topics including extended FEM (X-FEM). Professional engineers will benefit from the introduction to the many useful applications of finite element analysis. Includes revised and updated chapters on MATLAB, Ansys and Abaqus Offers a new chapter, Additional Topics in Finite Element Method Includes discussion of practical considerations, errors and pitfalls in FEM singularity elements Features a brief presentation of recent developments in FEM including extended FEM (X-FEM), augmented FEM (A-FEM) and partition of unity FEM (POUFEM) Features improved pedagogy, including the addition of more design-oriented and practical examples and problems Covers real-life applications, sample review questions at the end of most chapters, and updated references

The Introduction to the Finite Element Method

Author: Wahyu Kuntjoro

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780071241441

Category: Finite element method

Page: 248

View: 2041

An Introduction to the Finite Element Method is organized and written in such a way that students should not find it difficult to understand the concepts and applications discussed in the book. Rigorous mathematical treatments and derivations are kept to a minimum. A consistent approach of finite element formulation and solution is used for every domain analysis described in the book. Plenty of simple examples are given to show students how to solve related problems. The exercises at the end of some chapters are within students' capability and can be done without using a computer. Although this book is intended primarily for undergraduate students, it is also suitable for the early part of finite element courses in postgraduate programme. The basic and conceptual approaches which are used also make this book appropriate for practising engineers who want to know and learn the finite element method.

An Introduction to the Mathematical Theory of Finite Elements

Author: J. T. Oden,J. N. Reddy

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486142213

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

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This introduction to the theory of Sobolev spaces and Hilbert space methods in partial differential equations is geared toward readers of modest mathematical backgrounds. It offers coherent, accessible demonstrations of the use of these techniques in developing the foundations of the theory of finite element approximations. J. T. Oden is Director of the Institute for Computational Engineering & Sciences (ICES) at the University of Texas at Austin, and J. N. Reddy is a Professor of Engineering at Texas A&M University. They developed this essentially self-contained text from their seminars and courses for students with diverse educational backgrounds. Their effective presentation begins with introductory accounts of the theory of distributions, Sobolev spaces, intermediate spaces and duality, the theory of elliptic equations, and variational boundary value problems. The second half of the text explores the theory of finite element interpolation, finite element methods for elliptic equations, and finite element methods for initial boundary value problems. Detailed proofs of the major theorems appear throughout the text, in addition to numerous examples.


Author: Klaus-Jürgen Bathe

Publisher: DrMaster Publications

ISBN: 9783540668060

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1253

View: 3506

Dieses Lehr- und Handbuch behandelt sowohl die elementaren Konzepte als auch die fortgeschrittenen und zukunftsweisenden linearen und nichtlinearen FE-Methoden in Statik, Dynamik, Festkörper- und Fluidmechanik. Es wird sowohl der physikalische als auch der mathematische Hintergrund der Prozeduren ausführlich und verständlich beschrieben. Das Werk enthält eine Vielzahl von ausgearbeiteten Beispielen, Rechnerübungen und Programmlisten. Als Übersetzung eines erfolgreichen amerikanischen Lehrbuchs hat es sich in zwei Auflagen auch bei den deutschsprachigen Ingenieuren etabliert. Die umfangreichen Änderungen gegenüber der Vorauflage innerhalb aller Kapitel - vor allem aber der fortgeschrittenen - spiegeln die rasche Entwicklung innerhalb des letzten Jahrzehnts auf diesem Gebiet wieder. TOC:Eine Einführung in den Gebrauch von Finite-Elemente-Verfahren.-Vektoren, Matrizen und Tensoren.-Einige Grundbegriffe ingenieurwissenschaftlicher Berechnungen.-Formulierung der Methode der finiten Elemente.-Formulierung und Berechnung von isoparametrischen Finite-Elemente-Matrizen.-Nichtlineare Finite-Elemente-Berechnungen in der Festkörper- und Strukturmechanik.-Finite-Elemente-Berechnungen von Wärmeübertragungs- und Feldproblemen.-Lösung von Gleichgewichtsbeziehungen in statischen Berechnungen.-Lösung von Bewegungsgleichungen in kinetischen Berechnungen.-Vorbemerkungen zur Lösung von Eigenproblemen.-Lösungsverfahren für Eigenprobleme.-Implementierung der Finite-Elemente-Methode.


Author: Erik G. Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788126524556


Page: 360

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Market_Desc: Engineers Special Features: · Matrix notation is used for the development of all finite element equations. This allows reader to visualize the matrix equations as they are used and manipulated in finite element codes.· The exercises at the end of each chapter are divided into three categories; study problems, numerical experiments and code development, and projects. About The Book: This text presents an introduction to the finite element method including theory, coding, and applications. The theory is presented without recourse to any specific discipline, and the applications span a broad range of engineering problems. The codes are written in MATLAB script in such a way that they are easily translated to other computer languages such as FORTRAN. All codes given in the text are available for downloading from the book's Web page, along with data files for running the test problems shown in the book.

Introduction to Finite Element Analysis and Design

Author: Nam H. Kim,Bhavani V. Sankar,Ashok V. Kumar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119078741

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 552

View: 823

Introduces the basic concepts of FEM in an easy-to-use format so that students and professionals can use the method efficiently and interpret results properly Finite element method (FEM) is a powerful tool for solving engineering problems both in solid structural mechanics and fluid mechanics. This book presents all of the theoretical aspects of FEM that students of engineering will need. It eliminates overlong math equations in favour of basic concepts, and reviews of the mathematics and mechanics of materials in order to illustrate the concepts of FEM. It introduces these concepts by including examples using six different commercial programs online. The all-new, second edition of Introduction to Finite Element Analysis and Design provides many more exercise problems than the first edition. It includes a significant amount of material in modelling issues by using several practical examples from engineering applications. The book features new coverage of buckling of beams and frames and extends heat transfer analyses from 1D (in the previous edition) to 2D. It also covers 3D solid element and its application, as well as 2D. Additionally, readers will find an increase in coverage of finite element analysis of dynamic problems. There is also a companion website with examples that are concurrent with the most recent version of the commercial programs. Offers elaborate explanations of basic finite element procedures Delivers clear explanations of the capabilities and limitations of finite element analysis Includes application examples and tutorials for commercial finite element software, such as MATLAB, ANSYS, ABAQUS and NASTRAN Provides numerous examples and exercise problems Comes with a complete solution manual and results of several engineering design projects Introduction to Finite Element Analysis and Design, 2nd Edition is an excellent text for junior and senior level undergraduate students and beginning graduate students in mechanical, civil, aerospace, biomedical engineering, industrial engineering and engineering mechanics.

The Scaled Boundary Finite Element Method

Introduction to Theory and Implementation

Author: Chongmin Song

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119388457

Category: Science

Page: 504

View: 5683

An informative look at the theory, computer implementation, and application of the scaled boundary finite element method This reliable resource, complete with MATLAB, is an easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamental principles of the scaled boundary finite element method. It establishes the theory of the scaled boundary finite element method systematically as a general numerical procedure, providing the reader with a sound knowledge to expand the applications of this method to a broader scope. The book also presents the applications of the scaled boundary finite element to illustrate its salient features and potentials. The Scaled Boundary Finite Element Method: Introduction to Theory and Implementation covers the static and dynamic stress analysis of solids in two and three dimensions. The relevant concepts, theory and modelling issues of the scaled boundary finite element method are discussed and the unique features of the method are highlighted. The applications in computational fracture mechanics are detailed with numerical examples. A unified mesh generation procedure based on quadtree/octree algorithm is described. It also presents examples of fully automatic stress analysis of geometric models in NURBS, STL and digital images. Written in lucid and easy to understand language by the co-inventor of the scaled boundary element method Provides MATLAB as an integral part of the book with the code cross-referenced in the text and the use of the code illustrated by examples Presents new developments in the scaled boundary finite element method with illustrative examples so that readers can appreciate the significant features and potentials of this novel method—especially in emerging technologies such as 3D printing, virtual reality, and digital image-based analysis The Scaled Boundary Finite Element Method: Introduction to Theory and Implementation is an ideal book for researchers, software developers, numerical analysts, and postgraduate students in many fields of engineering and science.