Engineering Analysis with ANSYS Software


  • Tadeusz Stolarski, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Brunel University, UK
  • Y. Nakasone, Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo University of Science
  • S. Yoshimoto, Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo University of Science

For all engineers and students coming to finite element analysis or to ANSYS software for the first time, this powerful hands-on guide develops a detailed and confident understanding of using ANSYS's powerful engineering analysis tools. The best way to learn complex systems is by means of hands-on experience. With an innovative and clear tutorial based approach, this powerful book provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to all of the fundamental areas of engineering analysis they are likely to require either as part of their studies or in getting up to speed fast with the use of ANSYS software in working life. Opening with an introduction to the principles of the finite element method, the book then presents an overview of ANSYS technologies before moving on to cover key applications areas in detail.Key topics covered:Introduction to the finite element methodGetting started with ANSYS softwarestress analysis dynamics of machines fluid dynamics problemsthermo mechanics contact and surface mechanicsexercises, tutorials, worked examples With its detailed step-by-step explanations, extensive worked examples and sample problems, this book will develop the reader's understanding of FEA and their ability to use ANSYS's software tools to solve their own particular analysis problems, not just the ones set in the book.
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Professional mechanical, civil and electrical engineers who are developing ANSYS skills; Students of mechanical, civil and electrical engineering taking an introductory Finite Element, modelling and analysis or related course using ANSYS, plus applied areas such as aerospace


Book information

  • Published: December 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-6875-0

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Basics of the Finite Element method1.1 Method of weighted residuals 1.1.1 Sub-domain method (Finite Volume Method) 1.1.2 Galarkin method1.2 Rayleigh-Ritz method1.3 Finite element method1.4 Finite element method in two-dimensional elastostatic problems1.4.1 Elements of finite element procedures in the analysis of plane elastostatic problems 1.4.2 Fundamental formulae in plane elastostatic problems1.4.3 Variational formulae in elastostatic problems; the principle of virtual work1.4.4 Formulation of the fundamental finite element equations in a plane elastostatic problemChapter 2Overview of ANSYS structure and visual capabilities2.1 Starting the programme 2.1.1 Preliminaries 2.1.2 Constituent elements 2.1.3 Saving current database and opening existing 2.1.4 Organisation of files 2.1.5 Exiting the programme2.2 Preprocessing stage 2.2.1 Types of analysis 2.2.2 Element types 2.2.3 Material properties 2.2.4 Construction of model 2.2.5 Meshing2.3 Solution stage 2.3.1 Constraints 2.3.2 Loads 2.3.3 Solution2.4 Postprocessing stage 2.4.1 Types of postprocessors 2.4.2 General postprocessor Read results Plot results2.5 Visual capabilities 2.5.1 Plot controls 2.5.2 Two and three dimensional primitives 2.5.3 Modelling optionsChapter 3Application of ANSYS to stress analysis3.1 Cantilever beam3.2 The principle of St. Venant3.3 Stress concentration due to elliptic inclusions and holes3.4 Stress singularity problem3.5 Two-dimensional contact stressChapter 4Application of ANSYS to mode analysis 4.1 Vibration modes of cantilever beam4.2 Vibration modes of a shaft with concentrated mass4.3 Vibration modes of a suspension for hard disc driveChapter 5Application of ANSYS to fluid flow analysis5.1 Analysis of a conical diffuser flow5.2 Analysis of inverse flow in a conical diffuserChapter 6Application of ANSYS to thermo mechanics6.1 General characteristic of thermo mechanics problems6.2 Examples of using ANSYS in thermo mechanics 6.2.1 Heat convection and temperature gradients in a furnace 6.2.2 Pipe intersection 6.2.3 Heat dissipation from a developed surfaceChapter 7Application of ANSYS to contact between machine elements7.1 General characteristic of contact problems7.2 Examples of using ANSYS in analysis of contact problems 7.2.1 Pin-in-hole interface fit 7.2.2 Contact between concave surfaces 7.2.3 Wheel-on-rail contact 7.2.4 O-ring assembly