More Details about The Finite Element Method For Engineers 4th Edition

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Author(s)Kenneth H Huebner
Edition4th Edition
Publish YearJanuary 2008


This text is a revision of an introduction to the finite element method, offering a balanced treatment of theory, examples and applications emphasizing mechanics (forces, stresses, displacements, vibrations), heat transfer, elasticity and multi-physics problems (fluid flow, electromagnetic behavior). This book has an unusual mix of authors (from both industry and academia) for a main stream engineering book which makes it more applied than the competition. With applications and examples, the text explains how the finite element method can be applied to numerous and diverse areas of mechanics problems and analysis. The finite element method is a standard area of study at most universities and this book is a useful and reliable tool for students and practitioners alike. About the Author Kenneth H. Huebner is retired from Ford Motor Company TABLE OF CONTENTS Part I · Meet the Finite Element Method · The Direct Approach: A Physical Interpretation · The Mathematical Approach: A Variational Interpretation · The Mathematical Approach: A Generalized Interpretation · Elements and Interpolation Functions Part II · Elasticity Problems · General Field Problems · Heat Transfer Problems · Fluid Mechanics Problems · Boundary Conditions, Mesh Generation, and Other Practical Considerations Appendix A: Matrices Appendix B: Variational Calculus Appendix C: Basic Equations from Linear Elasticity Theory Appendix D: Basic Equations from Fluid Mechanics Appendix E: Basic Equations from Heat Transfer References Index