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PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd., Jan 1, 2003 - Computers - 340 pages
Designed for a one-semester course in Finite Element Method, this compact and well-organized text presents FEM as a tool to find approximate solutions to differential equations. This provides the student a better perspective on the technique and its wide range of applications. This approach reflects the current trend as the present-day applications range from structures to biomechanics to electromagnetics, unlike in conventional texts that view FEM primarily as an extension of matrix methods of structural analysis. After an introduction and a review of mathematical preliminaries, the book gives a detailed discussion on FEM as a technique for solving differential equations and variational formulation of FEM. This is followed by a lucid presentation of one-dimensional and two-dimensional finite elements and finite element formulation for dynamics. The book concludes with some case studies that focus on industrial problems and Appendices that include mini-project topics based on near-real-life problems. Postgraduate/Senior undergraduate students of civil, mechanical and aeronautical engineering will find this text extremely useful; it will also appeal to the practising engineers and the teaching community.

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P. SESHU, Ph.D., is Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Earlier (1984-85), he worked as a Scientist at the Defence Research and Development Laboratory, Hyderabad; he was also a visiting scientist to academic institutions in USA, UK and Germany. An outstanding student throughout his studies and a distinguished teacher, Dr. Seshu has contributed extensively to reputed journals in India and abroad, including International Journal of Composite Structures, Communications in Applied Numerical Methods, Journal of Sound and Vibration, and Journal of Aeronautical Society of India.

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