What Every Engineer Should Know about Finite Element Analysis, Second Edition,

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John Brauer
CRC Press, May 5, 1993 - Technology & Engineering - 344 pages
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Summarizing the history and basic concepts of finite elements in a manner easily understood by all engineers, this concise reference describes specific finite element software applications to structural, thermal, electromagnetic and fluid analysis - detailing the latest developments in design optimization, finite element model building and results processing and future trends.;Requiring no previous knowledge of finite elements analysis, the Second Edition provides new material on: p elements; iterative solvers; design optimization; dynamic open boundary finite elements; electric circuits coupled to finite elements; anisotropic and complex materials; electromagnetic eigenvalues; and automated pre- and post-processing software.;Containing more than 120 tables and computer-drawn illustrations - and including two full-colour plates - What Every Engineer Should Know About Finite Element Analysis should be of use to engineers, engineering students and other professionals involved with product design or analysis.
 

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Contents

Why
5
ZeroDimensional Spring Element
13
Problem Types
31
Structural Analysis Programs
47
Constraints
61
References
89
Loads
102
Electromagnetic Analysis
119
Examples of Electromagnetic Analysis
195
Eigenvalue Analysis
215
Fluid Analysis
221
Element Types
228
Results and Verification
235
References
245
Analysis vs Design Optimization
252
References
265

Element Types
128
Boundary Conditions
136
Results and Verification
142
Examples of Electric Analysis
154
Examples of Magnetic Analysis
162
Interactive Model Building and Results Processing
267
A Guide to the Future
289
Index
315
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