Engineering Analysis with ANSYS Software - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750668750, 9780080469690

Engineering Analysis with ANSYS Software

1st Edition

Authors: Tadeusz Stolarski Y. Nakasone S. Yoshimoto
eBook ISBN: 9780080469690
Paperback ISBN: 9780750668750
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 18th December 2006
Page Count: 480
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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 method Getting started with ANSYS software stress analysis dynamics of machines fluid dynamics problems thermo mechanics contact and surface mechanics exercises, 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.

Key Features

  • Develops a detailed understanding of finite element analysis and the use of ANSYS software by example
  • Develops a detailed understanding of finite element analysis and the use of ANSYS software by example
  • Exclusively structured around the market leading ANSYS software, with detailed and clear step-by-step instruction, worked examples, and detailed, screen-by-screen illustrative problems to reinforce learning


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

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Basics of the Finite Element method

1.1 Method of weighted residuals 1.1.1 Sub-domain method (Finite Volume Method) 1.1.2 Galarkin method 1.2 Rayleigh-Ritz method 1.3 Finite element method 1.4 Finite element method in two-dimensional elastostatic problems 1.4.1 Elements of finite element procedures in the analysis of plane elastostatic problems 1.4.2 Fundamental formulae in plane elastostatic problems 1.4.3 Variational formulae in elastostatic problems; the principle of virtual work 1.4.4 Formulation of the fundamental finite element equations in a plane elastostatic problem

Chapter 2 Overview of ANSYS structure and visual capabilities

2.1 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 programme 2.2 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 Meshing 2.3 Solution stage 2.3.1 Constraints 2.3.2 Loads 2.3.3 Solution 2.4 Postprocessing stage 2.4.1 Types of postprocessors 2.4.2 General postprocessor Read results Plot results 2.5 Visual capabilities 2.5.1 Plot controls 2.5.2 Two and three dimensional primitives 2.5.3 Modelling options

Chapter 3 Application of ANSYS to stress analysis

3.1 Cantilever beam 3.2 The principle of St. Venant 3.3 Stress concentration due to elliptic inclusions and holes 3.4 Stress singularity problem 3.5 Two-dimensional contact stress

Chapter 4 Application of ANSYS to mode analysis

4.1 Vibration modes of cantilever beam 4.2 Vibration modes of a shaft with concentrated mass 4.3 Vibration modes of a suspension for hard disc drive

Chapter 5 Application of ANSYS to fluid flow analysis

5.1 Analysis of a conical diffuser flow 5.2 Analysis of inverse flow in a conical diffuser

Chapter 6 Application of ANSYS to thermo mechanics

6.1 General characteristic of thermo mechanics problems 6.2 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 surface

Chapter 7 Application of ANSYS to contact between machine elements

7.1 General characteristic of contact problems 7.2 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


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About the Author

Tadeusz Stolarski

Tadeusz Stolarski is a Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at Brunel University, UK. In addition to his research and lecturing on topics including fracture mechanics, tribology, and design principles, he has also performed consultancy work for a variety of companies including Castrol International, SKF, and Advanced Bearing Technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Brunel University, UK

Y. Nakasone

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo University of Science

S. Yoshimoto

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo University of Science