Description 
1 online resource (335 pages) : illustrations 
Contents 
1 Mechanics of Solids and Structures  2 Introduction to Finite Element Method  3 Finite Element Method for Trusses  4 Finite Element Method for Beams  5 Finite Element Method for Membranes (2D Solids)  6 Finite Element Method for Plates/Shells  7 Finite Element Method for 3D Solids  8 Advanced FEM Modelling 
Summary 
This book presents theories and the main useful techniques of the Finite Element Method (FEM), with an introduction to FEM and many case studies of its use in engineering practice. It supports engineers and students to solve primarily linear problems in mechanical engineering, with a main focus on static and dynamic structural problems. Readers of this text are encouraged to discover the proper relationship between theory and practice, within the finite element method: Practice without theory is blind, but theory without practice is sterile. Beginning with elasticity basic concepts and the classical theories of stressed materials, the work goes on to apply the relationship between forces, displacements, stresses and strains on the process of modeling, simulating and designing engineered technical systems. Chapters discuss the finite element equations for static, eigenvalue analysis, as well as transient analyses. Students and practitioners using commercial FEM software will find this book very helpful. It uses straightforward examples to demonstrate a complete and detailed finite element procedure, emphasizing the differences between exact and numerical procedures 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Notes 
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 8, 2015) 
Subject 
Finite element method.


Structural analysis (Engineering)  Mathematics


Mechanical engineering.


Numerical analysis.


Mathematical theory of computation.


Mechanics of solids.


TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING  Engineering (General)


TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING  Reference.


Finite element method.


Structural analysis (Engineering)  Mathematics.

Form 
Electronic book

Author 
Amaro, Ana, author


Roseiro, Luis, author


Cirne, J., author


Leal, Rogério, author

ISBN 
9783319177106 

3319177109 
