Summary and Info
This book provides an integrated approach to finite element methodologies. The development of finite element theory is combined with examples and exercises involving engineering applications. The steps used in the development of the theory are implemented in complete, self-contained computer programs. While the strategy and philosophy of the previous editions has been retained, the Third Edition has been updated and improved to include new material on additional topics. Chapter topics cover fundamental concepts, matrix algebra and gaussian elimination, one-dimensional problems, trusses, two-dimensional problems using constant strain triangles, axisymmetric solids subjected to axisymmetric loading, two-dimensional isoparametric elements and numerical integration, beams and frames, three-dimensional problems in stress analysis, scalar field problems, dynamic considerations, and preprocessing and postprocessing. For practicing engineers as a valuable learning resource.