Finite Element Analysis is an analytical engineering tool originated by the Aerospace and nuclear power industries to find usable, approximate solutions to problems with many complex variables. It’s an extension of derivative and integral calculus, and uses very large matrix arrays and mesh diagrams to calculate stress points, movement of a lot and forces, and other basic physical behaviors. Rao provides a thorough grounding of the mathematical principles for putting in finite element solutions in civil, mechanical, and aerospace engineering applications. The brand new edition includes examples the use of brand new computer tools such as Matlab, Ansys, Nastran, and Abaqus.
Professional engineers will get pleasure from the introduction to the many useful applications of finite element analysis, and will gain a greater understanding of its limitations and special uses.
New to this edition: Examples and applications in Matlab, Ansys, and Abaqus Structured problem solving approach in all worked examples New discussions all over, including the direct method of deriving finite element equations, use of strong and weak form formulations, complete remedy of dynamic analysis, and detailed analysis of heat transfer problems
More examples and exercises All figures revised and redrawn for clarity