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
A fully updated introduction to the principles and applications of the finite element method This authoritative and thoroughly revised and self-contained classic mechanical engineering textbook offers a broad-based overview and applications of the finite element method. This revision updates and expands the already large number of problems and worked-out examples and brings the technical coverage in line with current practices. You will get details on non-traditional applications in bioengineering, fluid and thermal sciences, and structural mechanics. Written by a world-renowned mechanical engineering researcher and author, An Introduction to the Finite Element Method, Fourth Edition, teaches, step-by-step, how to determine numerical solutions to equilibrium as well as time-dependent problems from fluid and thermal sciences and structural mechanics and a host of applied sciences.. Beginning with the governing differential equations, the book presents a systematic approach to the derivation of weak-forms (integral formulations), interpolation theory, finite element equations, solution of problems from fluid and thermal sciences and structural mechanics, computer implementation. The author provides a solutions manual as well as computer programs that are available for download. •Features updated problems and fully worked-out solutions•Contains downloadable programs that can be applied and extended to real-world situations•Written by a highly-cited mechanical engineering researcher and well-respected author
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.
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.
For final year graduate and postgraduate courses in the finite element method, this is a solutions manual for the book Introduction to the Finite Element Method, which introduces the method as applied to linear, non-linear and one- and two-dimensional problems of engineering and applied sciences. It includes a step-by-step systematic approach to the formulation and analysis of differential and integral equations in variational forms. The book adopts a differential equation approach, avoiding the need for knowledge of the variational principles of solid mechanics in the development of the finite element models. The need for the weighted-integral formulation of differential equations is explained clearly, providing the student with logical reasons for the recasting of differential equations into variational form.
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.
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.
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.