Book Title : A First Course in the Finite Analysis Method

Author(s) : Daryl L. Logan

Publisher : Thomson

Edition : Fourth

Pages : 836

PDF Size : 11.8 Mb

Book Description:

**A FIRST COURSE IN THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD** book provides a simple, basic approach to the course material that can be understood by both undergraduate and graduate students without the usual prerequisites . The book is written primarily as a basic learning tool for the undergraduate student in civil and mechanical engineering whose main interest is in stress analysis and heat transfer. The text is geared toward those who want to apply the finite element method as a tool to solve practical physical problems.

Table of Contents:

1. Introduction

2. Introduction To The Stiffness (Displacement) Method

3. Development Of Truss Equations

4. Development Of Beam Equations

5. Frame And Grid Equations

6. Development Of The Plane Stress And Strain Stiffness Equations 7. Practical Considerations In Modeling: Interpreting Results And Exampels Of Plane Stress/Strain Analysis

8. Development Of The Linear-Strain Traingle Equations

9. Axisymmetric Elements

10. Isoparametric Formulation

11. Three-Dimensional Stress Analysis

12. Plate Bending Element

13. Heat Transfer And Mass Transport

14. Fluid Flow In Porous Media And Through Hydraulic Networks

15. Thermal Stress

16. Structural Dynamics And Time-Dependent Heat Transfer

Appendix A: Matrix Algebra

Appendix B: Methods For Solution Of Simultaneous Linear Equations

Appendix C: Equations For Elasticity Theory

Appendix D: Equivalent Nodal Forces

Appendix E: Principle Of Virtual Work

Appendix F: Properties Of Structural Steel And Aluminum Shapes Answers To Selected Problems