Practical Stress Analysis with Finite Elements

Practical Stress Analysis with Finite Elements
  • Author : Bryan J. Mac Donald
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 388
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 0955578167

Practical Stress Analysis with Finite Elements Book Review:

The second edition of this very popular guide emphasizes practical finite element analysis with commercially available finite element software packages. The text is written in a generic way so it is not specific to any particular software but clearly shows the methodology required for successful analysis.

Practical Stress Analysis with Finite Elements (3rd Edition)

Practical Stress Analysis with Finite Elements (3rd Edition)
  • Author : Bryan J Mac Donald
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 454
  • Relase : 2020-06-22
  • ISBN : 1908689412

Practical Stress Analysis with Finite Elements (3rd Edition) Book Review:

Are you tired of picking up a book that claims to be on "practical" finite element analysis only to find that it is full of the same old theory rehashed and contains no advice to help you plan your analysis? If so then this book is for you!

Practical Finite Element Analysis

Practical Finite Element Analysis
  • Author : Nitin S. Gokhale
  • Publisher : FINITE TO INFINITE
  • Pages : 27
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : 9788190619509

Practical Finite Element Analysis Book Review:

Highlights of the book: Discussion about all the fields of Computer Aided Engineering, Finite Element Analysis Sharing of worldwide experience by more than 10 working professionals Emphasis on Practical usuage and minimum mathematics Simple language, more than 1000 colour images International quality printing on specially imported paper Why this book has been written ... FEA is gaining popularity day by day & is a sought after dream career for mechanical engineers. Enthusiastic engineers and managers who want to refresh or update the knowledge on FEA are encountered with volume of published books. Often professionals realize that they are not in touch with theoretical concepts as being pre-requisite and find it too mathematical and Hi-Fi. Many a times these books just end up being decoration in their book shelves ... All the authors of this book are from IIT€™s & IISc and after joining the industry realized gap between university education and the practical FEA. Over the years they learned it via interaction with experts from international community, sharing experience with each other and hard route of trial & error method. The basic aim of this book is to share the knowledge & practices used in the industry with experienced and in particular beginners so as to reduce the learning curve & avoid reinvention of the cycle. Emphasis is on simple language, practical usage, minimum mathematics & no pre-requisites. All basic concepts of engineering are included as & where it is required. It is hoped that this book would be helpful to beginners, experienced users, managers, group leaders and as additional reading material for university courses.

Structural Analysis with Finite Elements

Structural Analysis with Finite Elements
  • Author : Friedel Hartmann,Casimir Katz
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 484
  • Relase : 2013-04-17
  • ISBN : 9783662054239

Structural Analysis with Finite Elements Book Review:

This book provides a solid introduction to the foundation and the application of the finite element method in structural analysis. It offers new theoretical insight and practical advice. This second edition contains additional sections on sensitivity analysis, on retrofitting structures, on the Generalized FEM (X-FEM) and on model adaptivity. An additional chapter treats the boundary element method, and related software is available at www.winfem.de.

Introduction to Finite Element Analysis and Design

Introduction to Finite Element Analysis and Design
  • Author : Nam H. Kim,Bhavani V. Sankar,Ashok V. Kumar
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 552
  • Relase : 2018-05-24
  • ISBN : 9781119078739

Introduction to Finite Element Analysis and Design Book Review:

Introduces the basic concepts of FEM in an easy-to-use format so that students and professionals can use the method efficiently and interpret results properly Finite element method (FEM) is a powerful tool for solving engineering problems both in solid structural mechanics and fluid mechanics. This book presents all of the theoretical aspects of FEM that students of engineering will need. It eliminates overlong math equations in favour of basic concepts, and reviews of the mathematics and mechanics of materials in order to illustrate the concepts of FEM. It introduces these concepts by including examples using six different commercial programs online. The all-new, second edition of Introduction to Finite Element Analysis and Design provides many more exercise problems than the first edition. It includes a significant amount of material in modelling issues by using several practical examples from engineering applications. The book features new coverage of buckling of beams and frames and extends heat transfer analyses from 1D (in the previous edition) to 2D. It also covers 3D solid element and its application, as well as 2D. Additionally, readers will find an increase in coverage of finite element analysis of dynamic problems. There is also a companion website with examples that are concurrent with the most recent version of the commercial programs. Offers elaborate explanations of basic finite element procedures Delivers clear explanations of the capabilities and limitations of finite element analysis Includes application examples and tutorials for commercial finite element software, such as MATLAB, ANSYS, ABAQUS and NASTRAN Provides numerous examples and exercise problems Comes with a complete solution manual and results of several engineering design projects Introduction to Finite Element Analysis and Design, 2nd Edition is an excellent text for junior and senior level undergraduate students and beginning graduate students in mechanical, civil, aerospace, biomedical engineering, industrial engineering and engineering mechanics.

Finite Element Modeling for Stress Analysis

Finite Element Modeling for Stress Analysis
  • Author : Robert D. Cook
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • Pages : 344
  • Relase : 1995-01-12
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822035368356

Finite Element Modeling for Stress Analysis Book Review:

Oriented toward those who will use finite elements (FE) rather than toward theoreticians and computer programmers. Emphasizes the behavior of FE and how to use the FE method successfully. Includes several examples of FE analysis--each one features a critique of the accuracy of the solutions. Contains end-of-chapter exercises and extensive advice about FE modeling.

Fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis

Fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis
  • Author : Ioannis Koutromanos
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 724
  • Relase : 2018-02-12
  • ISBN : 9781119260080

Fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis Book Review:

An introductory textbook covering the fundamentals of linear finite element analysis (FEA) This book constitutes the first volume in a two-volume set that introduces readers to the theoretical foundations and the implementation of the finite element method (FEM). The first volume focuses on the use of the method for linear problems. A general procedure is presented for the finite element analysis (FEA) of a physical problem, where the goal is to specify the values of a field function. First, the strong form of the problem (governing differential equations and boundary conditions) is formulated. Subsequently, a weak form of the governing equations is established. Finally, a finite element approximation is introduced, transforming the weak form into a system of equations where the only unknowns are nodal values of the field function. The procedure is applied to one-dimensional elasticity and heat conduction, multi-dimensional steady-state scalar field problems (heat conduction, chemical diffusion, flow in porous media), multi-dimensional elasticity and structural mechanics (beams/shells), as well as time-dependent (dynamic) scalar field problems, elastodynamics and structural dynamics. Important concepts for finite element computations, such as isoparametric elements for multi-dimensional analysis and Gaussian quadrature for numerical evaluation of integrals, are presented and explained. Practical aspects of FEA and advanced topics, such as reduced integration procedures, mixed finite elements and verification and validation of the FEM are also discussed. Provides detailed derivations of finite element equations for a variety of problems. Incorporates quantitative examples on one-dimensional and multi-dimensional FEA. Provides an overview of multi-dimensional linear elasticity (definition of stress and strain tensors, coordinate transformation rules, stress-strain relation and material symmetry) before presenting the pertinent FEA procedures. Discusses practical and advanced aspects of FEA, such as treatment of constraints, locking, reduced integration, hourglass control, and multi-field (mixed) formulations. Includes chapters on transient (step-by-step) solution schemes for time-dependent scalar field problems and elastodynamics/structural dynamics. Contains a chapter dedicated to verification and validation for the FEM and another chapter dedicated to solution of linear systems of equations and to introductory notions of parallel computing. Includes appendices with a review of matrix algebra and overview of matrix analysis of discrete systems. Accompanied by a website hosting an open-source finite element program for linear elasticity and heat conduction, together with a user tutorial. Fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis: Linear Finite Element Analysis is an ideal text for undergraduate and graduate students in civil, aerospace and mechanical engineering, finite element software vendors, as well as practicing engineers and anybody with an interest in linear finite element analysis.

Finite Element Method

Finite Element Method
  • Author : G.R. Liu,S. S. Quek
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2003-02-21
  • ISBN : 9780080472768

Finite Element Method Book Review:

The Finite Element Method (FEM) has become an indispensable technology for the modelling and simulation of engineering systems. Written for engineers and students alike, the aim of the book is to provide the necessary theories and techniques of the FEM for readers to be able to use a commercial FEM package to solve primarily linear problems in mechanical and civil engineering with the main focus on structural mechanics and heat transfer. Fundamental theories are introduced in a straightforward way, and state-of-the-art techniques for designing and analyzing engineering systems, including microstructural systems are explained in detail. Case studies are used to demonstrate these theories, methods, techniques and practical applications, and numerous diagrams and tables are used throughout. The case studies and examples use the commercial software package ABAQUS, but the techniques explained are equally applicable for readers using other applications including NASTRAN, ANSYS, MARC, etc. A practical and accessible guide to this complex, yet important subject Covers modeling techniques that predict how components will operate and tolerate loads, stresses and strains in reality

Finite Element Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering

Finite Element Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Author : David M. Potts,Lidija Zdravkovic,Lidija Zdravković
  • Publisher : Thomas Telford
  • Pages : 456
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : 0727727834

Finite Element Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering Book Review:

An insight into the use of the finite method in geotechnical engineering. The first volume covers the theory and the second volume covers the applications of the subject. The work examines popular constitutive models, numerical techniques and case studies.

TEXTBOOK OF FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS

TEXTBOOK OF FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS
  • Author : P. SESHU
  • Publisher : PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
  • Pages : 340
  • Relase : 2003-01-01
  • ISBN : 9788120323155

TEXTBOOK OF FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS Book Review:

Designed for a one-semester course in Finite Element Method, this compact and well-organized text presents FEM as a tool to find approximate solutions to differential equations. This provides the student a better perspective on the technique and its wide range of applications. This approach reflects the current trend as the present-day applications range from structures to biomechanics to electromagnetics, unlike in conventional texts that view FEM primarily as an extension of matrix methods of structural analysis. After an introduction and a review of mathematical preliminaries, the book gives a detailed discussion on FEM as a technique for solving differential equations and variational formulation of FEM. This is followed by a lucid presentation of one-dimensional and two-dimensional finite elements and finite element formulation for dynamics. The book concludes with some case studies that focus on industrial problems and Appendices that include mini-project topics based on near-real-life problems. Postgraduate/Senior undergraduate students of civil, mechanical and aeronautical engineering will find this text extremely useful; it will also appeal to the practising engineers and the teaching community.

Structural Analysis with the Finite Element Method. Linear Statics

Structural Analysis with the Finite Element Method. Linear Statics
  • Author : Eugenio Oñate
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 864
  • Relase : 2013-05-13
  • ISBN : 9781402087431

Structural Analysis with the Finite Element Method. Linear Statics Book Review:

STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS WITH THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD Linear Statics Volume 1 : The Basis and Solids Eugenio Oñate The two volumes of this book cover most of the theoretical and computational aspects of the linear static analysis of structures with the Finite Element Method (FEM). The content of the book is based on the lecture notes of a basic course on Structural Analysis with the FEM taught by the author at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona, Spain for the last 30 years. Volume1 presents the basis of the FEM for structural analysis and a detailed description of the finite element formulation for axially loaded bars, plane elasticity problems, axisymmetric solids and general three dimensional solids. Each chapter describes the background theory for each structural model considered, details of the finite element formulation and guidelines for the application to structural engineering problems. The book includes a chapter on miscellaneous topics such as treatment of inclined supports, elastic foundations, stress smoothing, error estimation and adaptive mesh refinement techniques, among others. The text concludes with a chapter on the mesh generation and visualization of FEM results. The book will be useful for students approaching the finite element analysis of structures for the first time, as well as for practising engineers interested in the details of the formulation and performance of the different finite elements for practical structural analysis. STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS WITH THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD Linear Statics Volume 2: Beams, Plates and Shells Eugenio Oñate The two volumes of this book cover most of the theoretical and computational aspects of the linear static analysis of structures with the Finite Element Method (FEM).The content of the book is based on the lecture notes of a basic course on Structural Analysis with the FEM taught by the author at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona, Spain for the last 30 years. Volume 2 presents a detailed description of the finite element formulation for analysis of slender and thick beams, thin and thick plates, folded plate structures, axisymmetric shells, general curved shells, prismatic structures and three dimensional beams. Each chapter describes the background theory for each structural model considered, details of the finite element formulation and guidelines for the application to structural engineering problems Emphasis is put on the treatment of structures with layered composite materials. The book will be useful for students approaching the finite element analysis of beam, plate and shell structures for the first time, as well as for practising engineers interested in the details of the formulation and performance of the different finite elements for practical structural analysis.

Practical Finite Element Simulations with SOLIDWORKS 2022

Practical Finite Element Simulations with SOLIDWORKS 2022
  • Author : Khameel B. Mustapha
  • Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2022-02-14
  • ISBN : 9781801816809

Practical Finite Element Simulations with SOLIDWORKS 2022 Book Review:

Harness the power of SOLIDWORKS Simulation for design, assembly, and performance analysis of components Key FeaturesUnderstand the finite element simulation concepts with the help of case studies and detailed explanationsDiscover the features of various SOLIDWORKS element typesPerform structural analysis with isotropic and composite material properties under a variety of loading conditionsBook Description SOLIDWORKS is a dominant computer-aided design (CAD) software for the 3D modeling, designing, and analysis of components. This book helps you get to grips with SOLIDWORKS Simulation, which is a remarkable and integral part of SOLIDWORKS predominantly deployed for advanced product performance assessment and virtual prototyping. With this book, you'll take a hands-on approach to learning SOLIDWORKS Simulation with the help of step-by-step guidelines on various aspects of the simulation workflow. You'll begin by learning about the requirements for effective simulation of parts and components, along with the idealization of physical components and their representation with finite element models. As you progress through the book, you'll find exercises at the end of each chapter, and you'll be able to download the geometry models used in all the chapters from GitHub. Finally, you'll discover how to set up finite element simulations for the static analysis of components under various types of loads, and with different types of materials, from simple isotropic to composite, and different boundary conditions. By the end of this SOLIDWORKS 2022 book, you'll be able to conduct basic and advanced static analyses with SOLIDWORKS Simulation and have practical knowledge of how to best use the family of elements in the SOLIDWORKS Simulation library. What you will learnRun static simulations with truss, beam, shell, and solid element typesDemonstrate static simulations with mixed elementsAnalyze components with point loads, torsional loads, transverse distributed loads, surface pressure loads, and centrifugal speedExplore the analysis of components with isotropic and composite materialsAnalyze members under thermo-mechanical and cyclic loadsDiscover how to minimize simulation errors and perform convergence analysisAcquire practical knowledge of plane elements to reduce computational overheadWho this book is for This book is for engineers and analysts working in the field of aerospace, mechanical, civil, and mechatronics engineering who are looking to explore the simulation capabilities of SOLIDWORKS. Basic knowledge of modeling in SOLIDWORKS or any CAD software is assumed.

A Practical Guide to Reliable Finite Element Modelling

A Practical Guide to Reliable Finite Element Modelling
  • Author : Alan Morris
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 380
  • Relase : 2008-07-31
  • ISBN : 0470512105

A Practical Guide to Reliable Finite Element Modelling Book Review:

Many books have been written about the finite element method; little however has been written about procedures that assist a practicing engineer in undertaking an analysis in such a way that errors and uncertainties can be controlled. In A Practical Guide to Reliable Finite Element Modelling, Morris addresses this important area. His book begins by introducing the reader to finite element analysis (FEA), covering the fundamental principles of the method, whilst also outlining the potential problems involved. He then establishes consistent methods for carrying out analyses and obtaining accurate and reliable results, concluding with a new method for undertaking error control led analyses which is illustrated by means of two case studies. The book addresses a number of topics that: • Systematically cover an introduction to FEA, how computers build linear-static and linear-dynamic finite element models, the identification of error sources, error control methods and error-controlled analyses. • Enable the reader to support the design of complex structures with reliable, repeatable analyses using the finite element method. • Provide a basis for establishing good practice that could underpin a legal defence in the event of a claim for negligence. A Practical Guide to Reliable Finite Element Modelling will appeal to practising engineers engaged in conducting regular finite element analyses, particularly those new to the field. It will also be a resource for postgraduate students and researchers addressing problems associated with errors in the finite element method. This book is supported by an author maintained website at http://www.femec.co.uk

Finite Element Analysis Applications

Finite Element Analysis Applications
  • Author : Zhuming Bi
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 520
  • Relase : 2017-12-16
  • ISBN : 9780128103999

Finite Element Analysis Applications Book Review:

Finite Element Analysis Applications: A Systematic and Practical Approach strikes a solid balance between more traditional FEA textbooks that focus primarily on theory, and the software specific guidebooks that help teach students and professionals how to use particular FEA software packages without providing the theoretical foundation. In this new textbook, Professor Bi condenses the introduction of theories and focuses mainly on essentials that students need to understand FEA models. The book is organized to be application-oriented, covering FEA modeling theory and skills directly associated with activities involved in design processes. Discussion of classic FEA elements (such as truss, beam and frame) is limited. Via the use of several case studies, the book provides easy-to-follow guidance on modeling of different design problems. It uses SolidWorks simulation as the platform so that students do not need to waste time creating geometries for FEA modelling. Provides a systematic approach to dealing with the complexity of various engineering designs Includes sections on the design of machine elements to illustrate FEA applications Contains practical case studies presented as tutorials to facilitate learning of FEA methods Includes ancillary materials, such as a solutions manual for instructors, PPT lecture slides and downloadable CAD models for examples in SolidWorks

Finite Element Methods for Engineers

Finite Element Methods for Engineers
  • Author : Roger T Fenner
  • Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2013-01-17
  • ISBN : 9781908979674

Finite Element Methods for Engineers Book Review:

This book is intended as a textbook providing a deliberately simple introduction to finite element methods in a way that should be readily understandable to engineers, both students and practising professionals. Only the very simplest elements are considered, mainly two dimensional three-noded “constant strain triangles”, with simple linear variation of the relevant variables. Chapters of the book deal with structural problems (beams), classification of a broad range of engineering into harmonic and biharmonic types, finite element analysis of harmonic problems, and finite element analysis of biharmonic problems (plane stress and plane strain). Full FORTRAN programs are listed and explained in detail, and a range of practical problems solved in the text. Despite being somewhat unfashionable for general programming purposes, the FORTRAN language remains very widely used in engineering. The programs listed, which were originally developed for use on mainframe computers, have been thoroughly updated for use on desktops and laptops. Unlike the first edition, the new edition has problems (with solutions) at the end of each chapter. Electronic copies of all the computer programs displayed in the book can be downloaded at: http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/suppl/10.1142/p847/suppl_file/p847_program.zip.

Finite Element Analysis of Composite Materials using AbaqusTM

Finite Element Analysis of Composite Materials using AbaqusTM
  • Author : Ever J. Barbero
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 444
  • Relase : 2013-04-18
  • ISBN : 9781466516632

Finite Element Analysis of Composite Materials using AbaqusTM Book Review:

Developed from the author's graduate-level course on advanced mechanics of composite materials, Finite Element Analysis of Composite Materials with Abaqus shows how powerful finite element tools address practical problems in the structural analysis of composites. Unlike other texts, this one takes the theory to a hands-on level by actually solving

Energy Methods and Finite Element Techniques

Energy Methods and Finite Element Techniques
  • Author : Muhsin Jweeg,Muhannad Al-Waily,Kadhim Kamil Resan
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 588
  • Relase : 2021-10-07
  • ISBN : 9780323886512

Energy Methods and Finite Element Techniques Book Review:

Energy Methods and Finite Element Techniques: Stress and Vibration Applications provides readers with a complete understanding of the theory and practice of finite element analysis using energy methods to better understand, predict, and mitigate static stress and vibration in different structural and mechanical configurations. It presents readers with the underlying theory, techniques for implementation, and field-tested applications of these methods using linear ordinary differential equations. Statistical energy analysis and its various applications are covered, and applications discussed include plate problems, bars and beams, plane strain and stress, 3D elasticity problems, vibration problems, and more. Higher order plate and shell elements, steady state heat conduction, and shape function determinations and numerical integration are analyzed as well. Introduces the theory, practice, and applications of energy methods and the finite element method for predicting and mitigating structural stress and vibrations Outlines modified finite element techniques such as those with different classes of meshes and basic functions Discusses statistical energy analysis and its vibration and acoustic applications

Introduction to Finite Element Analysis Using SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015

Introduction to Finite Element Analysis Using SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015
  • Author : Randy Shih
  • Publisher : SDC Publications
  • Pages : 512
  • Relase : 2015
  • ISBN : 9781585039319

Introduction to Finite Element Analysis Using SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015 Book Review:

The primary goal of Introduction to Finite Element Analysis Using SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015 is to introduce the aspects of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) that are important to engineers and designers. Theoretical aspects of FEA are also introduced as they are needed to help better understand the operation. The primary emphasis of the text is placed on the practical concepts and procedures needed to use SOLIDWORKS Simulation in performing Linear Static Stress Analysis and basic Modal Analysis. This text covers SOLIDWORKS Simulation and the lessons proceed in a pedagogical fashion to guide you from constructing basic truss elements to generating three-dimensional solid elements from solid models. This text takes a hands-on, exercise-intensive approach to all the important FEA techniques and concepts. This textbook contains a series of fourteen tutorial style lessons designed to introduce beginning FEA users to SOLIDWORKS Simulation. The basic premise of this book is that the more designs you create using SOLIDWORKS Simulation, the better you learn the software. With this in mind, each lesson introduces a new set of commands and concepts, building on previous lessons.

Finite Element Multidisciplinary Analysis

Finite Element Multidisciplinary Analysis
  • Author : Kajal K. Gupta
  • Publisher : AIAA
  • Pages : 458
  • Relase : 2003
  • ISBN : 1600860532

Finite Element Multidisciplinary Analysis Book Review:

Annotation This book fills a gap within the finite element literature by addressing the challenges and developments in multidiscipli-nary analysis. Current developments include disciplines of structural mechanics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, controls engineering and propulsion technology, and their interaction as encountered in many practical problems in aeronautical, aerospace, and mechanical engineering, among others. These topics are reflected in the 15 chapter titles of the book. Numerical problems are provided to illustrate the applicability of the techniques. Exercises may be solved either manually or by using suitable computer software. A version of the multidisciplinary analysis program STARS is available from the author. As a textbook, the book is useful at the senior undergraduate or graduate level. The practicing engineer will find it invaluable for solving full-scale practical problems.

MATLAB Guide to Finite Elements

MATLAB Guide to Finite Elements
  • Author : Peter I. Kattan
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 385
  • Relase : 2013-04-17
  • ISBN : 9783662052099

MATLAB Guide to Finite Elements Book Review:

This book explores numerical implementation of Finite Element Analysis using MATLAB. Stressing interactive use of MATLAB, it provides examples and exercises from mechanical, civil and aerospace engineering as well as materials science. The text includes a short MATLAB tutorial. An extensive solutions manual offers detailed solutions to all problems in the book for classroom use. The second edition includes a new brick (solid) element with eight nodes and a one-dimensional fluid flow element. Also added is a review of applications of finite elements in fluid flow, heat transfer, structural dynamics and electro-magnetics. The accompanying CD-ROM presents more than fifty MATLAB functions.