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Finite Element Analysis : Theory and Applications with ANSYS - 2nd edition

Finite Element Analysis : Theory and Applications with ANSYS (ISBN10: 0131112023; ISBN13: 9780131112025)
ISBN13: 978-0131112025
ISBN10: 0131112023

Summary: For courses in Finite Element Analysis.

Unique in approach and content, this text presents the theory of finite element analysis, explores its application as a design/modeling tool, and explains in detail how to use ANSYS intelligently and effectively.
Features :

  • NEW--New chapters on matrix algebra, beams and frames, dynamic problems, and design and material selection.
  • moreHelps students understand how a system of nodal equations are solved.
  • NEW--New sections on axisymmetric elements and formulations, p-method and h-method, and unsteady heat transfer.
  • NEW--Two new appendices--Covering properties of area shapes and properties of structural steel shapes.
  • Helps students refresh their understanding of properties of area shapes, a review of first and second moments of area are provided in appendix C.
  • NEW--Companion Website--Includes updates to ANSYS, additional homework problems and more.
  • Offers additional information for instructors and students.
  • NEW--Integration of ANSYS 6.1 (the latest version) throughout--Each chapter first discusses the relevant basic theory and then demonstrates it using simple problems with hand-calculations. Follows with examples that are solved using ANSYS.
  • Helps students learn how to use ANSYS quickly and effectively. Shows students how to use ANSYS step by step to model a physical problem.
  • Discussions of various sources of error that can contribute to wrong results--Devotes a section, at the end of each selected chapter, to verifying ANSYS results.
  • Emphasizes for students how to find suitable ways to verify Finite Element Analysis (FEA) findings.
  • Open-ended design problems.
  • Exposes students to many design problems that could be solved with ANSYS.
  • A brief review of fundamental principles in solid mechanics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics.
  • Helps students keep these important concepts fresh in their minds.
  • Mechanical and thermophysical properties of some common materials used in engineering--Covered in appendices.
  • A list of objectives and a summary for each chapter.
  • Gives students a preview of what they can expect to learn at the beginning of each chapter and a concise overview of the lessons learned at the end of each chapter. less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 03
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 01/06/2003
International: No

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