Are you tired of picking up a book that claims to be on “practical” finite element analysis only to find that it is full of the same old theory rehashed and contains no advice that will help you plan your analysis? If that is so then this book is for you! The emphasis of this book is on doing FEA, not writing a FE code. A method is provided that will help you plan your analysis and a chapter is devoted to each choice you must make when building your model giving you clear and specific advice. In spite of everything nine case studies are provided which illustrate the points made in the main text and take you slowly through your first finite element analyses. The book is written in this sort of way that it isn’t specific to any particular FE software so it doesn’t matter which FE software you use, this book permit you to! The 2nd Edition of this very popular finite element analysis guide: 1)Emphasises practical finite element analysis with commercially available finite element software packages 2)Is written in a generic way so it isn’t specific to any particular software but clearly shows the methodology required for successful FEA 3)Is focused entirely on structural stress analysis 4)Offers specific advice on which element types to use, which material model to pick, which type of analysis to use and which type of results to look for 5)Provides specific, no nonsense advice on how to fix problems in the analysis 6)Contains over 300 illustrations 7)Provides nine detailed case studies which specifically show you how to perform quite a lot of types of analysis 8)Does not weigh you down with unnecessary theory, but gives you the minimum theory needed to take note the methods 9)Is an invaluable guide and reference for engineering students and practising engineers.
Practical Stress Analysis with Finite Elements (2nd Edition)