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.

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.

First Course in the Finite Element Method

Author: Daryl L. Logan
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780534552985
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Mathematics

A First Course in the Finite Element Analysis provides a simple, basic approach to the finite element method that can be understood by both undergraduate and graduate students. It does not have the usual prerequisites (such as structural analysis) require

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.

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!

Finite Element Analysis Concepts

Author: J. E. Akin
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789814313018
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Computers

Young engineers are often required to utilize commercial finite element software without having had a course on finite element theory. That can lead to computer-aided design errors. This book outlines the basic theory, with a minimum of mathematics, and how its phases are structured within a typical software. The importance of estimating a solution, or verifying the results, by other means is emphasized and illustrated. The book also demonstrates the common processes for utilizing the typical graphical icon interfaces in commercial codes. in particular, the book uses and covers the widely utilized SolidWorks solid modeling and simulation system to demonstrate applications in heat transfer, stress analysis, vibrations, buckling, and other fields. The book, with its detailed applications, will appeal to upper-level undergraduates as well as engineers new to industry.

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.

Finite Element Modelling of Composite Materials and Structures

Author: F L Matthews
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781855738928
Release Date: 2000-10-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Finite element modelling of composite materials and structures provides an introduction to a technique which is increasingly being used as an analytical tool for composite materials. The text is presented in four parts: Part one sets the scene and reviews the fundamentals of composite materials together with the basic nature of FRP and its constituents. Two-dimensional stress-strain is covered, as is laminated plated theory and its limitations. Part two reviews the basic principles of FE analysis, starting with underlying theoretical issues and going on to show how elements are derived, a model is generated and results are processed. Part three builds on the basics of FE analysis and considers the particular issues that arise in applying finite elements to composites, especially to the layered nature of the material. Part four deals with the application of FE to FRP composites, presenting analytical models alongside FE representations. Specific issues addressed include interlaminar stresses, fracture delamination, joints and fatigue. This book is invaluable for students of materials science and engineering, and for engineers and others wishing to expand their knowledge of structural analysis. Covers important work on finite element analysis of composite material performance Based on material developed for an MSc course at Imperial College, London, UK Covers particular problems such as holes, free edges with FE results compared with experimental data and classical analysis

Finite Element Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering

Author: David M. Potts
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 0727727834
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Technology & Engineering

An insight into the use of the finite method in geotechnical engineering. The first volume covers the theory and the second volume covers the applications of the subject. The work examines popular constitutive models, numerical techniques and case studies.

Introduction to Finite Element Analysis Using Creo Simulate 3 0

Author: Randy Shih
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 9781585039159
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Computers

The primary goal of Introduction to Finite Element Analysis Using Creo Simulate 3.0 is to introduce the aspects of finite element analysis (FEA) that are important to the engineers and designers. Theoretical aspects of finite element analysis are also introduced as they are needed to help better understand the operations. The primary emphasis of the text is placed on the practical concepts and procedures of using Creo Simulate in performing Linear Statics Stress Analysis; but the basic modal analysis procedure is covered. This text is intended to be used as a training guide for both students and professionals. This text covers Creo Simulate 3.0 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 Finite Element Analysis techniques and concepts. This textbook contains a series of twelve tutorial style lessons designed to introduce beginning FEA users to Creo Simulate. The basic premise of this book is the more designs you create using Creo Simulate, the Better you learn the software. With this in mind, each lesson introduces a new set of commands and concepts, building on previous lessons.