Essentials of the Finite Element Method

Essentials of the Finite Element Method : For Mechanical and Structural Engineers

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Fundamental coverage, analytic mathematics, and up-to-date software applications are hard to find in a single text on the finite element method (FEM). Dimitrios Pavlou's Essentials of the Finite Element Method: For Structural and Mechanical Engineers makes the search easier by providing a comprehensive but concise text for those new to FEM, or just in need of a refresher on the essentials.

Essentials of the Finite Element Method explains the basics of FEM, then relates these basics to a number of practical engineering applications. Specific topics covered include linear spring elements, bar elements, trusses, beams and frames, heat transfer, and structural dynamics. Throughout the text, readers are shown step-by-step detailed analyses for finite element equations development. The text also demonstrates how FEM is programmed, with examples in MATLAB, CALFEM, and ANSYS allowing readers to learn how to develop their own computer code.

Suitable for everyone from first-time BSc/MSc students to practicing mechanical/structural engineers, Essentials of the Finite Element Method presents a complete reference text for the modern engineer.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 500 pages
  • 195.58 x 243.84 x 27.94mm | 1,202.01g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128023864
  • 9780128023860

Table of contents

Overview of FEM
Mathematical Background
Linear Spring Elements
Bar Elements
Beams and Frames
The Principle of Minimum Potential Energy for 1D Elements
From Ideal to Real Plane Structural Elements: Elasticity Equations for 2D and 3D Solids
The Principle of Minimum Potential Energy for 2D and 3D Elements
Finite Element Analysis in Structural Dynamics
Finite Element Modeling of Heat Transfer
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About Dimitrios Pavlou

Dimitrios Pavlou is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Stavanger in Norway. In 2014 he was elected a full member of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences. He has had twenty years of teaching and research experience in the fields of finite elements, boundary elements, mechanics of solids, and fracture mechanics. Prof. Pavlou has published many research publications and authored/edited five books and conference proceedings. He is a reviewer in more than 18 international journals and has participated as a plenary speaker and session chair in many international conferences. Today he is a Research Group Leader (Faggruppeleder) of the Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Group
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