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The Finite Element Method

A Practical Course

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 easy-to-understand 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.

Civil, Mechanical, Structural, Aeronautical, Automotive and Marine engineers all benefit from the techniques outlined. The number of engineers working in industries that would require this modeling and simulation of engineering systems is well over half a million.

Paperback, 464 Pages

Published: August 2013

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-08-098356-1


  • Preface; Computational modelling; Introduction to mechanics for solids and structures; The Finite Element Method; FEM for trusses; FEM for beams; FEM for frames; FEM for two-dimensional solids; FEM for plates and shells; FEM for 3D solids; Special purpose elements; Modelling techniques; FEM for heat transfer problems; Using ABAQUS; References; Index.


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