Book Title : The Finite Element Method: A Practical Course
Author(s) : G.R. Liu and S.S. Quek
Publisher : Butter worth Heinemann
Edition : First
Pages : 361
PDF Size : 9 Mb
The Finite Element Method: A Practical Course by G.R. Liu and S.S. Quek has become an indispensable technology for the modelling and simulation of engineering systems. Written for engineers and students alike, the aim of the book is to provide the necessary theories and techniques of the FEM for readers to be able to use a commercial FEM package to solve primarily linear problems in mechanical and civil engineering with the main focus on structural mechanics and heat transfer.
Fundamental theories are introduced in a straightforward way, and state-of-the-art techniques for designing and analyzing engineering systems, including micro structural systems are explained in detail. Case studies are used to demonstrate these theories, methods, techniques and practical applications, and numerous diagrams and tables are used throughout.
The case studies and examples use the commercial software package ABACUS, but the techniques explained are equally applicable for readers using other applications including NASTRAN, ANSYS, MARC, etc.
Table of contents:
1. Computational Modelling
2. Introduction to Mechanics for Solids and Structures
3. Fundamentals for Finite Element Method
4. FEM for Trusses
5. FEM for Beams
6. FEM for Frames
7. FEM for Two-Dimensional Solids
8. FEM for Plates and Shells
9. FEM for 3D Solids
10. Special Purpose Elements
11. Modelling Techniques
12. FEM for Heat Transfer Problems
13. Using ABAQUS