This lecture is written primarily for the non-expert engineer or the undergraduate or graduate student who wants to learn, for the first time, the finite element method with applications to electromagnetics. It is also designed for research engineers who have knowledge of other numerical techniques and want to familiarize themselves with the finite element method.Finite element method is a numerical method used to solve boundary-value problems characterized by a partial differential equation and a set of boundary conditions. Author Anastasis Polycarpou provides the reader with all information necessary to successfully apply the finite element method to one- and two-dimensional boundary-value problems in electromagnetics.The book is accompanied by a number of codes written by the author in Matlab. These are the finite element codes that were used to generate most of the graphs presented in this book. Specifically, there are three Matlab codes for the one-dimensional case (Chapter 1) and two Matlab codes for the two-dimensional case (Chapter 2). The reader may execute these codes, modify certain parameters such as mesh size or object dimensions, and visualize the results. The codes are available on the Morgan & Claypool Web site at http://www.morganclaypool.com.
Finite element method by Junuthula Narasimha Reddy
The book retains its strong conceptual approach, clearly examining the mathematical underpinnings of FEM, and providing a general approach of engineering application areas.Known for its detailed, carefully selected example problems and extensive selection of homework problems, the author has comprehensively covered a wide range of engineering areas making the book approriate for all engineering majors, and underscores the wide range of use FEM has in the professional world
This textbook provides an accessible and self-contained description of the Galerkin finite element method for the two important models of continuum mechanics, transient heat conduction and elastodynamics, from formulation of the governing equations to implementation in Matlab. The coverage follows an intuitive approach: the salient features of each initial boundary value problem are reviewed, including a thorough description of the boundary conditions; the method of weighted residuals is applied to derive the discrete equations; and clear examples are introduced to illustrate the method.
An Introduction to the FEM and Adaptive Error Analysis for Engineering Students
Author: J. E. Akin
Category: Technology & Engineering
This key text is written for senior undergraduate and graduate engineering students. It delivers a complete introduction to finite element methods and to automatic adaptation (error estimation) that will enable students to understand and use FEA as a true engineering tool. It has been specifically developed to be accessible to non-mathematics students and provides the only complete text for FEA with error estimators for non-mathematicians. Error estimation is taught on nearly half of all FEM courses for engineers at senior undergraduate and postgraduate level; no other existing textbook for this market covers this topic. The only introductory FEA text with error estimation for students of engineering, scientific computing and applied mathematics Includes source code for creating and proving FEA error estimators
A systematic introduction to the theories and formulations ofthe explicit finite element method As numerical technology continues to grow and evolve withindustrial applications, understanding the explicit finite elementmethod has become increasingly important, particularly in the areasof crashworthiness, metal forming, and impact engineering.Introduction to the Explicit Finite Element Method forNonlinear Transient Dynamics is the first book to addressspecifically what is now accepted as the most successful numericaltool for nonlinear transient dynamics. The book aids readers inmastering the explicit finite element method and programming codewithout requiring extensive background knowledge of the generalfinite element. The authors present topics relating to the variationalprinciple, numerical procedure, mechanical formulation, andfundamental achievements of the convergence theory. In addition,key topics and techniques are provided in four clearly organizedsections: • Fundamentals explores a framework of the explicitfinite element method for nonlinear transient dynamics andhighlights achievements related to the convergence theory • Element Technology discusses four-node,three-node, eight-node, and two-node element theories • Material Models outlines models of plasticity andother nonlinear materials as well as the mechanics model of ductiledamage • Contact and Constraint Conditions covers subjectsrelated to three-dimensional surface contact, with examples solvedanalytically, as well as discussions on kinematic constraintconditions Throughout the book, vivid figures illustrate the ideas and keyfeatures of the explicit finite element method. Examples clearlypresent results, featuring both theoretical assessments andindustrial applications. Introduction to the Explicit Finite Element Method forNonlinear Transient Dynamics is an ideal book for bothengineers who require more theoretical discussions and fortheoreticians searching for interesting and challenging researchtopics. The book also serves as an excellent resource for courseson applied mathematics, applied mechanics, and numerical methods atthe graduate level.
Mathematics by Niels Saabye Ottosen,Hans Petersson
Providing a systematic approach and simple introduction ot the finite element method, this self-contained book will enable the reader to obtain a clear understanding of the concepts involved in this traditionally complicated methodology.
Finite element method by John N. Reddy,Junuthula Narasimha Reddy
Written for students with any engineering or applied science background, Erik Thompson\'s new text presents the theory, applications, and programming skills needed to understand the finite element method and use it to solve problems in engineering analysis and design. Offering concise, highly practical coverage, this introductory text provides complete finite element codes that can be run on the student version of MATLAB or easily converted to other languages. This text gives students the opportunity to:Master the basic theory: The text promotes an understanding and appreciation of the theoretical basis of finite element approximations by building on concepts that are intuitive to the students. Throughout, the text uses matrix notation to help students visualize the finite element matrices. Study problems reinforce basic theory.Experiment with the code: Numerical experiments show how to test programs for possible errors, experiment with boundary conditions, and study accuracy and stability. Code development exercises suggest ways to modify the codes to create additional capabilities. All codes are available on the book\'s web page along with sample data files for testing them. Each code can be run immediately using only the student version of MATLAB. Because each code is written using explicit programming, they also serve as pseudo-codes that can be used to develop programs in any computer language.Gain hands-on experience: Projects, representing a wide variety of engineering disciplines, enable students to conduct analyses of fairly complex problems. Many of these projects encourage investigations of new techniques for using the finite element method.
Technology & Engineering by J. T. Oden,J. N. Reddy
This introduction to the theory of Sobolev spaces and Hilbert space methods in partial differential equations is geared toward readers of modest mathematical backgrounds. It offers coherent, accessible demonstrations of the use of these techniques in developing the foundations of the theory of finite element approximations. J. T. Oden is Director of the Institute for Computational Engineering & Sciences (ICES) at the University of Texas at Austin, and J. N. Reddy is a Professor of Engineering at Texas A&M University. They developed this essentially self-contained text from their seminars and courses for students with diverse educational backgrounds. Their effective presentation begins with introductory accounts of the theory of distributions, Sobolev spaces, intermediate spaces and duality, the theory of elliptic equations, and variational boundary value problems. The second half of the text explores the theory of finite element interpolation, finite element methods for elliptic equations, and finite element methods for initial boundary value problems. Detailed proofs of the major theorems appear throughout the text, in addition to numerous examples.
This textbook presents finite element methods using exclusively one-dimensional elements. The aim is to present the complex methodology in an easily understandable but mathematically correct fashion. The approach of one-dimensional elements enables the reader to focus on the understanding of the principles of basic and advanced mechanical problems. The reader easily understands the assumptions and limitations of mechanical modeling as well as the underlying physics without struggling with complex mathematics. But although the description is easy it remains scientifically correct. The approach using only one-dimensional elements covers not only standard problems but allows also for advanced topics like plasticity or the mechanics of composite materials. Many examples illustrate the concepts and problems at the end of every chapter help to familiarize with the topics.
This updated, revised and extended edition gives a comprehensive introduction to the understanding and use of the finite element method as applied to structures. The text methodically covers all the important bridges in understanding up to and including the introduction of isoparametric elements.
Finite element method by Douglas H. Norrie,Gerard De Vries
Die Einführung in die Methode der Finiten Elemente ist so konzipiert, dass sie nur anhand eindimensionaler Elemente erläutert wird. Dadurch bleibt die mathematische Beschreibung überschaubar, dennoch ist die Formulierung stets wissenschaftlich exakt. Das besondere Augenmerk liegt auf der Erläuterung der Methode und deren Verständnis. Leser lernen, die Annahmen und Ableitungen bei verschiedenen physikalischen Problemstellungen in der Strukturmechanik zu verstehen und Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Methode der Finiten Elemente kritisch zu beurteilen.
An Introduction to the Finite Element Method is organized and written in such a way that students should not find it difficult to understand the concepts and applications discussed in the book. Rigorous mathematical treatments and derivations are kept to a minimum. A consistent approach of finite element formulation and solution is used for every domain analysis described in the book. Plenty of simple examples are given to show students how to solve related problems. The exercises at the end of some chapters are within students' capability and can be done without using a computer. Although this book is intended primarily for undergraduate students, it is also suitable for the early part of finite element courses in postgraduate programme. The basic and conceptual approaches which are used also make this book appropriate for practising engineers who want to know and learn the finite element method.
With the revolution in readily available computing power, the finite element method has become one of the most important tools for the modern engineer. This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the principles involved.
With Applications to Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, and Solid Mechanics
Author: Junuthula Narasimha Reddy,J. N. Reddy
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
The second edition of An Introduction to Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis offers an easy-to-understand treatment of nonlinear finite element analysis, which includes element development from mathematical models and numerical evaluation of the underlying physics. Additional explanations, examples, and problems have been added to all chapters. The book may be used as a textbook for an advanced course (after a first course) on the finite element method orthe first course on nonlinear finite element analysis. A solutions manual is available on request from the publisher to instructors who adopt the book as a textbook for a course.
There are some books that target the theory of the finite element, while others focus on the programming side of things. Introduction to Finite Element Analysis Using MATLAB® and Abaqus accomplishes both. This book teaches the first principles of the finite element method. It presents the theory of the finite element method while maintaining a balance between its mathematical formulation, programming implementation, and application using commercial software. The computer implementation is carried out using MATLAB, while the practical applications are carried out in both MATLAB and Abaqus. MATLAB is a high-level language specially designed for dealing with matrices, making it particularly suited for programming the finite element method, while Abaqus is a suite of commercial finite element software. Includes more than 100 tables, photographs, and figures Provides MATLAB codes to generate contour plots for sample results Introduction to Finite Element Analysis Using MATLAB and Abaqus introduces and explains theory in each chapter, and provides corresponding examples. It offers introductory notes and provides matrix structural analysis for trusses, beams, and frames. The book examines the theories of stress and strain and the relationships between them. The author then covers weighted residual methods and finite element approximation and numerical integration. He presents the finite element formulation for plane stress/strain problems, introduces axisymmetric problems, and highlights the theory of plates. The text supplies step-by-step procedures for solving problems with Abaqus interactive and keyword editions. The described procedures are implemented as MATLAB codes and Abaqus files can be found on the CRC Press website.
An informative look at the theory, computer implementation, and application of the scaled boundary finite element method This reliable resource, complete with MATLAB, is an easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamental principles of the scaled boundary finite element method. It establishes the theory of the scaled boundary finite element method systematically as a general numerical procedure, providing the reader with a sound knowledge to expand the applications of this method to a broader scope. The book also presents the applications of the scaled boundary finite element to illustrate its salient features and potentials. The Scaled Boundary Finite Element Method: Introduction to Theory and Implementation covers the static and dynamic stress analysis of solids in two and three dimensions. The relevant concepts, theory and modelling issues of the scaled boundary finite element method are discussed and the unique features of the method are highlighted. The applications in computational fracture mechanics are detailed with numerical examples. A unified mesh generation procedure based on quadtree/octree algorithm is described. It also presents examples of fully automatic stress analysis of geometric models in NURBS, STL and digital images. Written in lucid and easy to understand language by the co-inventor of the scaled boundary element method Provides MATLAB as an integral part of the book with the code cross-referenced in the text and the use of the code illustrated by examples Presents new developments in the scaled boundary finite element method with illustrative examples so that readers can appreciate the significant features and potentials of this novel method—especially in emerging technologies such as 3D printing, virtual reality, and digital image-based analysis The Scaled Boundary Finite Element Method: Introduction to Theory and Implementation is an ideal book for researchers, software developers, numerical analysts, and postgraduate students in many fields of engineering and science.