The Finite Element Method: Its Basis and FundamentalsThe Finite Element Method: Its Basis and Fundamentals offers a complete introduction to the basis of the finite element method, covering fundamental theory and worked examples in the detail required for readers to apply the knowledge to their own engineering problems and understand more advanced applications. This edition sees a significant rearrangement of the book’s content to enable clearer development of the finite element method, with major new chapters and sections added to cover:
Focusing on the core knowledge, mathematical and analytical tools needed for successful application, The Finite Element Method: Its Basis and Fundamentals is the authoritative resource of choice for graduate level students, researchers and professional engineers involved in finite elementbased engineering analysis.

Contents
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1D Problems  93 
A Multidimensional Finite Element Method  115 
6 Shape Functions Derivatives and Integration  151 
Two and ThreeDimensional Finite Elements  211 
8 The Patch Test Reduced Integration and Nonconforming Elements  257 
16 Adaptive Finite Element Refinement  545 
17 Automatic Mesh Generation  573 
18 Computer Procedures for Finite Element Analysis  641 
Matrix Algebra  647 
Some Vector Algebra  655 
TensorIndicial Notation in the Approximation of Elasticity Problems  661 
Solution of Simultaneous Linear Algebraic Equations  671 
Triangle and Tetrahedron Integrals  681 
Complete Field Methods  285 
10 Incompressible Problems Mixed Methods and Other Procedures of Solution  315 
11 Multidomain Mixed Approximations  361 
SemiDiscretization of Field and Dynamic Problems  379 
Thin and Thick Plates  407 
14 Shells as a Special Case of ThreeDimensional Analysis  467 
15 Errors Recovery Processes and Error Estimates  493 
Integration by Parts in Two or Three Dimensions Greens Theorem  683 
Solutions Exact at Nodes  685 
1 Matrix Diagonalization or Lumping  689 
Author Index  697 
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The Finite Element Method: Its Basis and Fundamentals Olek C Zienkiewicz,R. L. Taylor No preview available  2013 
The Finite Element Method: Its Basis and Fundamentals O. C. Zienkiewicz,R. L. Taylor,J. Z. Zhu,Robert L. Taylor No preview available  2013 