Finite element modeling for stress analysis

Author: Robert Davis Cook
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 0471107743
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Oriented toward those who will use finite elements (FE) rather than toward theoreticians and computer programmers. Emphasizes the behavior of FE and how to use the FE method successfully. Includes several examples of FE analysis--each one features a critique of the accuracy of the solutions. Contains end-of-chapter exercises and extensive advice about FE modeling.

Hybrid Finite Element Method for Stress Analysis of Laminated Composites

Author: Suong Van Hoa
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461557333
Release Date: 2013-11-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book has one single purpose: to present the development of the partial hybrid finite element method for the stress analysis of laminated composite structures. The reason for this presentation is because the authors believe that partial hybrid finite element method is more efficient that the displacement based finite element method for the stress analysis oflaminated composites. In fact, the examples in chapter 5 of this book show that the partial hybrid finite element method is about 5 times more efficient than the displacement based finite element method. Since there is a great need for accurate and efficient calculation of interlaminar stresses for the design using composites, the partial hybrid finite method does provide one possible solution. Hybrid finite method has been in existence since 1964 and a significant amount of work has been done on the topic. However, the authors are not aware of any systematic piece of literature that gives a detailed presentation of the method. Chapters of the displacement finite element method and the evolution 1 and 2 present a sununary of the hybrid finite element method. Hopefully, these two chapters can provide the readers with an appreciation for the difference between the displacement finite element method and the hybrid finite element. It also should prepare the readers for the introduction of partial hybrid finite element method presented in chapter 3.

Practical Stress Analysis with Finite Elements

Author: Bryan J. Mac Donald
Publisher: Glasnevin Publishing
ISBN: 9780955578106
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Computers

Practical Stress Analysis with Finite Elements is an ideal introductory text for newcomers to finite element analysis who wish to learn how to use FEA. Unlike many other books which claim to be at an introductory level, this book does not weigh the reader down with theory but rather provides the minimum amount of theory needed to understand how to practically perform an analysis using a finite element analysis software package. Newcomers to FEA generally want to learn how to apply FEA to their particular problem and consequently the emphasis of this book is on practical FE procedures. The information in this book is an invaluable guide and reference for both undergraduate and postgraduate engineering students and for practising engineers. * Emphasises practical finite element analysis with commercially available finite element software packages. * Presented in a generic format that is not specific to any particular finite element software but clearly shows the methodology required for successful FEA. * Focused entirely on structural stress analysis. * Offers specific advice on the type of element to use, the best material model to use, the type of analysis to use and which type of results to look for. * Provides specific, no nonsense advice on how to fix problems in the analysis. * Contains over 300 illustrations * Provides 9 detailed case studies which specifically show you how to perform various types of analyses. 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 to help you plan your analysis? If so then this book is for you! The emphasis of this book is ondoing FEA, not writing a FE code. A method is provided to help you plan your analysis, a chapter is devoted to each choice you have to make when building your model giving you clear and specific advice. Finally nine case studies are provided which illustrate the points made in the main text and take you slowely through your first finite element analyses. The book is written in such a way that it is not specific to any particular FE software so it doesn't matter which FE software you use, this book can help you!

Concepts and applications of finite element analysis

Author: Robert Davis Cook
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 0471356050
Release Date: 2001-10-17
Genre: Mathematics

This book has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect developments since the third edition, with an emphasis on structural mechanics. Coverage is up-to-date without making the treatment highly specialized and mathematically difficult. Basic theory is clearly explained to the reader, while advanced techniques are left to thousands of references available, which are cited in the text.

Finite Element Analysis

Author: C. S. Krishnamoorthy
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0074622102
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Finite element method

A presentation of detailed theory and computer programs which can be used for stress analysis. The finite element formulations are developed through easy-to-follow derivations for the analysis of plane stress or strain and axisymmetric solid, plate-bending, three dimensional solid and shell problems.

A Pragmatic Introduction to the Finite Element Method for Thermal and Stress Analysis

Author: Petr Krysl
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN: 9789813101814
Release Date: 2006-10-23
Genre: Science

This textbook provides an accessible and self-contained description of the Galerkin finite element method for the two important models of continuum mechanics, transient heat conduction and elastodynamics, from formulation of the governing equations to implementation in Matlab. The coverage follows an intuitive approach: the salient features of each initial boundary value problem are reviewed, including a thorough description of the boundary conditions; the method of weighted residuals is applied to derive the discrete equations; and clear examples are introduced to illustrate the method.

A First Course in the Finite Element Method SI Version

Author: Daryl Logan
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495668275
Release Date: 2011-04-11
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A FIRST COURSE IN THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD provides a simple, basic approach to the course material that can be understood by both undergraduate and graduate students without the usual prerequisites (i.e. structural analysis). The book is written primarily as a basic learning tool for the undergraduate student in civil and mechanical engineering whose main interest is in stress analysis and heat transfer. The text is geared toward those who want to apply the finite element method as a tool to solve practical physical problems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Finite Element Method in Machine Design

Author: Eliahu Zahavi
ISBN: STANFORD:36105030658095
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Finite element method

This handbook introduces the reader to the theoretical concepts that underpin the finite elements method (FEM). It also covers the application of these concepts to the workable process of machine design.

Introduction to Finite Element Analysis Using SolidWorks Simulation 2014

Author: Randy Shih
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 9781585038572
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Computers

The primary goal of Introduction to Finite Element Analysis Using SolidWorks Simulation 2014 is to introduce the aspects of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) that are important to engineers and designers. Theoretical aspects of FEA are also introduced as they are needed to help better understand the operation. The primary emphasis of the text is placed on the practical concepts and procedures needed to use SolidWorks Simulation in performing Linear Static Stress Analysis and basic Modal Analysis. This text covers SolidWorks Simulation and the lessons proceed in a pedagogical fashion to guide you from constructing basic truss elements to generating three-dimensional solid elements from solid models. This text takes a hands-on, exercise-intensive approach to all the important FEA techniques and concepts. This textbook contains a series of thirteen tutorial style lessons designed to introduce beginning FEA users to SolidWorks Simulation. The basic premise of this book is that the more designs you create using SolidWorks Simulation, the better you learn the software. With this in mind, each lesson introduces a new set of commands and concepts, building on previous lessons.

3D Multi scale Finite Element Analysis of the Present day Crustal State of Stress and the Recent Kinematic Behaviour of the Northern and Central Upper Rhine Graben

Author: Thies Buchmann
Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
ISBN: 9783832520250
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Science

This thesis focuses on the contemporary stress state of a continental rift structure, the Upper Rhine Graben, and its present-day reactivation and kinematic behaviour. The graben is currently characterised by relatively slow tectonic deformation accompanied by low to medium seismicity and ongoing subsidence. In this context, the reactivation potential of pre-existing faults associated with the graben structure is one of the main goals of this thesis. Three dimensional finite element modelling is used for simulating the stress state of the study area. Based on the evaluation of the fault reactivation potential, a possible contribution of mechanical earth modelling to earthquake hazard assessment is also investigated. Another task of this thesis is the development of a method and work process for the construction of complex model geometries based on the different data types available. In order to establish a procedure that is independent of local computing and software facilities, the work-flow used is predominantly based on commercial software packages. A brief introduction is given on crustal stresses, their definition, determination and classification. Two approaches of shear failure reactivation evaluation, independent of the rheological parameter of fault surfaces, are discussed. In addition, a summary of the finite element method is given. This includes the influence of mesh quality and the implementation of contact problems as well as the ABAQUS implementation of the material models used (elasticity and elasto-plasticity). The thesis also refers to the approach of multi-scale modelling, nesting or sub-modelling using ABAQUS. The consequences of this approach on the boundary conditions and the model geometries are discussed.

A First Course in the Finite Element Method

Author: Daryl L. Logan
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305635111
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Discover a simple, direct approach that highlights the basics you need within A FIRST COURSE IN THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD, 6E. This unique book is written so both undergraduate and graduate readers can easily comprehend the content without the usual prerequisites, such as structural analysis. The book is written primarily as a basic learning tool for those studying civil and mechanical engineering who are primarily interested in stress analysis and heat transfer. The text offers ideal preparation for utilizing the finite element method as a tool to solve practical physical problems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Finite Element Analysis in Manufacturing Engineering

Author: Edward R. Champion
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 0070105103
Release Date: 1992-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Finite element analysis can be used to improve the manufacturing process and the quality of the finished product. Here's how. Subjects include an Introduction of PC-based FEA; Hardware Upgrades; Getting Started; Beginning Tutorial on Problem Solving; Structural Analysis; Steady-State Thermal Analysis; Transient Heat Thermal Analysis; Fluid-Flow Analysis Using SUPERFLOW; Case Studies of "Real-World" Applications; Applications to Molds, Tools, and Dies; Applications to Music Products; Applications to Military Products; Applications to the Automotive Industry; and Applications to Medical Products. Featuring 90 illustrations, with an index included.