First Course in the Finite Element Method

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Cengage Learning, 2007 - Mathematics - 752 pages
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A First Course in the Finite Element Analysis provides a simple, basic approach to the finite element method that can be understood by both undergraduate and graduate students. It does not have the usual prerequisites (such as structural analysis) require
  

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I think this is a great book for introducing finite element analysis (FEA). The author does not try to over power the reader with math. Several elements are derived during the book to give the reader ... Read full review

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Very apt for a under grad to start with the heavily conceptualized subject of FEM. The language in particular is the highlight of the book being very subtle and fluid. The questions and the explaination given in the solved example are of great help and serve as a quick exercise to the concepts. 

Contents

Introduction
1
Introduction to the Stiffness Displacement Method
28
Development of Truss Equations
65
Development of Beam Equations
151
Frame and Grid Equations
214
Development of the Plane Stress and Plane Strain Stiffness Equations
304
Practical Considerations in Modeling Interpreting Results and Examples of Plane StressStrain Analysis
350
Development of the LinearStrain Triangle Equations
398
Fluid Flow
593
Thermal Stress
617
Structural Dynamics and TimeDependent Heat Transfer
647
Matrix Algebra
708
Methods for Solution of Simultaneous Linear Equations
722
Equations from Elasticity Theory
744
Equivalent Nodal Forces
752
Principle of Virtual Work
755

Axisymmetric Elements
412
Isoparametric Formulation
443
ThreeDimensional Stress Analysis
490
Plate Bending Element
514
Heat Transfer and Mass Transport
534
Properties of Structural Steel and Aluminum Shapes
759
Answers to Selected Problems
773
Index
799
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Daryl Logan is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He received his Ph D. in 1972 from the University of Illinois - Chicago. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Tau Beta Pi - National Honor Society, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and holds a Professional Engineer's License in the state of Indiana.

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