An essential guide for design engineers who use the Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Right through the product development process, this book turns the FEA into a productivity tool if you want to help to keep away from costly and potentially dangerous mistakes. Right through the 50 years of its development, FEA evolved from an exotic analysis method accessible only to specialized analysts into a mainstream engineering tool. Phenomenal progress in computer hardware and operating systems combined with similar progress in computer-aided design made FEA the tool of choice for design engineers, who now use it Right through the product design process. Many books have been written about FEA, on the other hand very little FEA literature takes a middle ground approach and specifically addresses the needs of design engineers who use FEA as an on a regular basis design tool. This book attempts to fill that void by that specialize in an understanding of FEA fundamentals, which are explained through simple and intuitive examples that can be utilized by any engineer. This book also takes a practical approach, characteristic to the attitudes of design engineers, and offers readers a chance to take a look at all discussed topics by solving downloadable exercises the usage of either their own FEA software or the commercial FEA software StressCheck®, which is licensed for free to readers.
Finite Element Analysis For Design Engineers (Premiere Series Books)