Finite Elements for Analysis and Design - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080506470

Finite Elements for Analysis and Design

1st Edition

Computational Mathematics and Applications Series

Series Editors: John Whiteman J. Davenport
Authors: J. Akin
eBook ISBN: 9780080506470
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th June 2014
Page Count: 560
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Table of Contents

Introduction. Mathematical Preliminaries. Variational Methods. Element Interpolation and Local Coordinates. One-Dimensional Integration. Beam Analysis. Truss Elements and Axis Transformations. Cylindrical Analysis. General Interpolation. Adaptive Analysis. Integration Models. Heat Transfer. Elasticity. Error Measures for Elliptic Problems. Sensitivity Analysis. Special Elements. Transient Problems. Computational Fluid Dynamics. Automatic Mesh Generation. Computational Procedures. MODEL Applications in 1-D. MODEL Applications in 2-D and 3-D. Appendices. Index.


The finite element method (FEM) is an analysis tool for problem-solving used throughout applied mathematics, engineering, and scientific computing. Finite Elements for Analysis and Design provides a thoroughlyrevised and up-to-date account of this important tool and its numerous applications, with added emphasis on basic theory. Numerous worked examples are included to illustrate the material.

Key Features

  • Akin clearly explains the FEM, a numerical analysis tool for problem-solving throughout applied mathematics, engineering and scientific computing
  • Basic theory has been added in the book, including worked examples to enable students to understand the concepts
  • Contains coverage of computational topics, including worked examples to enable students to understand concepts
  • Improved coverage of sensitivity analysis and computational fluid dynamics
  • Uses example applications to increase students' understanding
  • Includes a disk with the FORTRAN source for the programs cided in the text


Advanced undergraduate engineering students taking a course in Finate Element Mehods and Computer-Aided Design


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About the Series Editors

John Whiteman Series Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Computational Mathematics, Brunel University

J. Davenport Series Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Bath

About the Authors

J. Akin Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Rice University, Houston, TX