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Edition: 2ND 03

Copyright: 2003

Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2003

International: No

Copyright: 2003

Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2003

International: No

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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.
- Helps 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.

**Moaveni, Saeed : Minnesota State University, Mankato**

1. Introduction.

2. Matrix Algebra.

3. Trusses.

4. Axial Members, Beams, and Frames.

5. One-Dimensional Elements.

6. Analysis of One-Dimensional Problems.

7. Two-Dimensional Elements.

8. More ANSYS.

9. Analysis of Two-Dimensional Heat Transfer Problems.

10. Analysis of Two-Dimensional Solid Mechanics Problems.

11. Dynamic Problems.

12. Analysis of Fluid Mechanic Problems.

13. Three-Dimensional Elements.

14. Design and Material Selection.

15. Design Optimization.

Appendix A: Mechanical Properties of Some Materials.

Appendix B: Thermophysical Properties of Some Materials.

Appendix C: Properties of Common Area Shapes.

Appendix D: Properties of Structural Steel Shapes.

Appendix E: Conversion Factors.

Index.

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.
- Helps 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.

Author Bio

**Moaveni, Saeed : Minnesota State University, Mankato**

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.

2. Matrix Algebra.

3. Trusses.

4. Axial Members, Beams, and Frames.

5. One-Dimensional Elements.

6. Analysis of One-Dimensional Problems.

7. Two-Dimensional Elements.

8. More ANSYS.

9. Analysis of Two-Dimensional Heat Transfer Problems.

10. Analysis of Two-Dimensional Solid Mechanics Problems.

11. Dynamic Problems.

12. Analysis of Fluid Mechanic Problems.

13. Three-Dimensional Elements.

14. Design and Material Selection.

15. Design Optimization.

Appendix A: Mechanical Properties of Some Materials.

Appendix B: Thermophysical Properties of Some Materials.

Appendix C: Properties of Common Area Shapes.

Appendix D: Properties of Structural Steel Shapes.

Appendix E: Conversion Factors.

Index.

Publisher Info

Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2003

International: No

Published: 2003

International: No

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.
- Helps 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.

**Moaveni, Saeed : Minnesota State University, Mankato**

2. Matrix Algebra.

3. Trusses.

4. Axial Members, Beams, and Frames.

5. One-Dimensional Elements.

6. Analysis of One-Dimensional Problems.

7. Two-Dimensional Elements.

8. More ANSYS.

9. Analysis of Two-Dimensional Heat Transfer Problems.

10. Analysis of Two-Dimensional Solid Mechanics Problems.

11. Dynamic Problems.

12. Analysis of Fluid Mechanic Problems.

13. Three-Dimensional Elements.

14. Design and Material Selection.

15. Design Optimization.

Appendix A: Mechanical Properties of Some Materials.

Appendix B: Thermophysical Properties of Some Materials.

Appendix C: Properties of Common Area Shapes.

Appendix D: Properties of Structural Steel Shapes.

Appendix E: Conversion Factors.

Index.