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An Introduction To The Finite Element Method, in its third edition, has the same conceptual approach to FEM as the previous versions. The ramifications of the Finite Element Method in various applications of engineering are examined with detailed mathematical explanations. All the basic concepts relating to FEM are discussed under An Introduction To The Finite Element Method. After the preliminaries are covered, the book explains variations and integral formulations. Next, finite element models as well as their applications are examined for one dimensional differential equations of the second order. There is also a chapter devoted to the computer implementation of FEM. Other practical scenarios are discussed, such as time-dependent situations, beams and frames, the flow of viscous incompressible fluids and the bending of elastic plates. FEM can be applied to all of the above situations. The chief feature of An Introduction To The Finite Element Method is the wide repertoire of solved examples. There are some problems that are meant to be solved by hand, and some on the computer. Close to 30 per cent of the problems are new or have been revised from the previous edition. There are some that are in the form of a class project, which the professor can choose to do using commercial Finite Element Method packages. Various subjects across the engineering spectrum such as fluid mechanics, heat transfer and solid mechanics are covered.

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Author(s)REDDY
PublisherMcGraw Hill
ISBN9780070607415
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearJanuary 2005