Book Description
Written for practicing engineers and students alike, this book emphasizes the role of finite element modeling and simulation in the engineering design process. It provides the necessary theories and techniques of the FEM in a concise and easytounderstand format and applies the techniques to civil, mechanical, and aerospace problems. Updated throughout for current developments in FEM and FEM software, the book also includes case studies, diagrams, illustrations, and tables to help demonstrate the material.
 Plentiful diagrams, illustrations and tables demonstrate the material
 Covers modeling techniques that predict how components will operate and tolerate loads, stresses and strains in reality
 Full set of PowerPoint presentation slides that illustrate and support the book, available on a companion website
Table of Contents
 Cover image
 Title page
 Table of Contents
 Copyright
 Dedication
 Biography
 Preface to the First Edition
 Chapter 1. Computational Modeling
 Chapter 2. Briefing on Mechanics for Solids and Structures
 Chapter 3. Fundamentals for Finite Element Method
 Chapter 4. FEM for Trusses
 Chapter 5. FEM for Beams
 Chapter 6. FEM for Frames

Chapter 7. FEM for TwoDimensional Solids
 7.1 Introduction
 7.2 Linear triangular elements
 7.3 Linear rectangular elements
 7.4 Linear quadrilateral elements
 7.5 Elements for axisymmetric structures
 7.6 Higher order elements—triangular element family
 7.7 Rectangular Elements
 7.8 Elements with curved edges
 7.9 Comments on Gauss integration
 7.10 Case study: Side drive micromotor
 7.11 Review questions
 References
 Chapter 8. FEM for Plates and Shells
 Chapter 9. FEM for 3D Solid Elements
 Chapter 10. Special Purpose Elements

Chapter 11. Modeling Techniques
 11.1 Introduction
 11.2 CPU time estimation
 11.3 Geometry modeling
 11.4 Meshing
 11.5 Mesh compatibility
 11.6 Use of symmetry
 11.6.4 Repetitive symmetry
 11.7 Modeling of offsets
 11.8 Modeling of supports
 11.9 Modeling of joints
 11.10 Other applications of MPC equations
 11.11 Implementation of MPC equations
 11.12 Review questions
 References
 Chapter 12. FEM for Heat Transfer Problems
 Chapter 13. Using FEM Software Packages
 References
 Index
Product Information
 Title: The Finite Element Method, 2nd Edition
 Author(s):
 Release date: August 2013
 Publisher(s): ButterworthHeinemann
 ISBN: 9780080983561