A Finite Element Method Primer for Mechanical Design – Charles E. Knight – 1st Edition

Description

Finite Element Method is a powerful computer tool for evaluating the properties of a design, and this is a companion to a conventional . A Finite Element Method Primer for was written to be a supplementary text for the junior course in a traditional mechanical curriculum. The intent is to introduce the finite element method in the context of mechanical design.

Emphasis is on the practical aspects of proper modeling, checking, and interpretation of results. Theoretical aspects are introduced as they are needed to help understand the operation. The text covers truss, beam/frame, and two dimensional solid engineering . This text is basically an excerpt from The Finite Element Method in Mechanical Design.

Table of Content


THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD
1.1 General Overview
1.2 One-Dimensional Spring System
1.3 Using a Computer Program
References

TRUSSES
2.1 Direct Element Formulation
2.2 The Finite Element Model
2.3 The Analysis Step
2.4 Output Processing and Evaluation
2.5 Case Study
2.6 Closure
Problems
References

BEAMS AND FRAMES
3.1 Element Formulation
3.2 The Finite Element Model
3.3 Output Processing and Evaluation
3.4 Case Study
3.5 Closure
Problems
References

TWO-DIMENSIONAL SOLIDS
4.1 Element Formulation
4.2 The Finite Element Model
4.3 Computer Input Assistance
4.4 The Analysis Step
4.5 Output Processing and Evaluation
4.6 Case Study
4.7 Closure
Problems
References

APPENDIX
Using FEPC, FEPCIP, and FEPCOP
Entering the Model in FEPCIP
The Analysis by FEPC
Graphic Results Using FEPCOP