Introduction to Finite Element Analysis Using MATLAB and Abaqus

Author: Amar Khennane
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466580208
Release Date: 2013-06-10
Genre: Technology & Engineering

There are some books that target the theory of the finite element, while others focus on the programming side of things. Introduction to Finite Element Analysis Using MATLAB® and Abaqus accomplishes both. This book teaches the first principles of the finite element method. It presents the theory of the finite element method while maintaining a balance between its mathematical formulation, programming implementation, and application using commercial software. The computer implementation is carried out using MATLAB, while the practical applications are carried out in both MATLAB and Abaqus. MATLAB is a high-level language specially designed for dealing with matrices, making it particularly suited for programming the finite element method, while Abaqus is a suite of commercial finite element software. Includes more than 100 tables, photographs, and figures Provides MATLAB codes to generate contour plots for sample results Introduction to Finite Element Analysis Using MATLAB and Abaqus introduces and explains theory in each chapter, and provides corresponding examples. It offers introductory notes and provides matrix structural analysis for trusses, beams, and frames. The book examines the theories of stress and strain and the relationships between them. The author then covers weighted residual methods and finite element approximation and numerical integration. He presents the finite element formulation for plane stress/strain problems, introduces axisymmetric problems, and highlights the theory of plates. The text supplies step-by-step procedures for solving problems with Abaqus interactive and keyword editions. The described procedures are implemented as MATLAB codes and Abaqus files can be found on the CRC Press website.

Finite Element Analysis of Composite Materials

Author: Ever J. Barbero
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420054347
Release Date: 2007-08-03
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Designing structures using composite materials poses unique challenges due especially to the need for concurrent design of both material and structure. Students are faced with two options: textbooks that teach the theory of advanced mechanics of composites, but lack computational examples of advanced analysis; and books on finite element analysis that may or may not demonstrate very limited applications to composites. But now there is third option that makes the other two obsolete: Ever J. Barbero's Finite Element Analysis of Composite Materials. By layering detailed theoretical and conceptual discussions with fully developed examples, this text supplies the missing link between theory and implementation. In-depth discussions cover all of the major aspects of advanced analysis, including three-dimensional effects, viscoelasticity, edge effects, elastic instability, damage, and delamination. More than 50 complete examples using mainly ANSYSTM, but also including some use of MATLAB®, demonstrate how to use the concepts to formulate and execute finite element analyses and how to interpret the results in engineering terms. Additionally, the source code for each example is available for download online. Cementing applied computational and analytical experience to a firm foundation of basic concepts and theory, Finite Element Analysis of Composite Materials offers a modern, practical, and versatile classroom tool for today's engineering classroom.

Finite Element Analysis Applications and Solved Problems Using Abaqus

Author: Mohammadhossein Mamaghani
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1544625278
Release Date: 2017-08-17
Genre: Abaqus (Electronic resource)

Finite Element Analysis Applications and Solved Problems using ABAQUS The main objective of this book is to provide the civil engineering students and industry professionals with straightforward step-by-step guidelines and essential information on how to use Abaqus(R) software in order to apply the Finite Element Method to variety of civil engineering problems. The readers may find this book fundamentally different from the conventional Finite Element Method textbooks in a way that it is written as a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) publication. Its main focus is to teach the user the introductory and advanced features and commands of Abaqus(R) for analysis and modeling of civil engineering problems. The book is mainly written for the undergraduate and graduate engineering students who want to learn the software in order to use it for their course projects or graduate research work. Moreover, the industry professionals in different fields of Finite Element Analysis may also find this book useful as it utilizes a step-by-step and straightforward methodology for each presented problem. In general, the book is comprised of eleven chapters, nine of which provide basic to advance knowledge of modeling the structural engineering problems; such as extracting beam internal forces, settlements, buckling analysis, stress concentrations, concrete columns, steel connections, pre-stressed concrete beams, steel plate shear walls, and, Fiber Reinforce Polymer (FRP) modeling. There also exist two chapters that depict geotechnical problems including a concrete retaining wall as well as the modeling and analysis of a masonry wall. Each chapter of this book elaborates on how to create the FEA model for the presented civil engineering problem and how to perform the FEA analysis for the created model. The model creation procedure is proposed in a step-by-step manner, so that the book provides significant learning help for students and professionals in civil engineering industry who want to learn Abaqus(R) to perform Finite Element modeling of the real world problems for their assignments, projects or research. The essential prerequisite technical knowledge to start the book is basic fundamental knowledge of structural analysis and computer skills, which is mostly met and satisfied for civil engineering students by the time that they embark on learning Finite Element Analysis. This publication is the result of the authors' teaching Finite Element Analysis and the Abaqus(R) software to civil engineering graduate students at Syracuse University in the past years. The authors hope that this book serves the reader as a straightforward self-study reference to learn the software and acquire the technical competence in using it towards more sophisticated real-world problems. -Hossein Ataei, PhD, PE, PEng University of Illinois at Chicago -Mohammadhossein Mamaghani, MS, EIT Syracuse University

Introduction to Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis

Author: Nam-Ho Kim
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441917461
Release Date: 2014-11-21
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book introduces the key concepts of nonlinear finite element analysis procedures. The book explains the fundamental theories of the field and provides instructions on how to apply the concepts to solving practical engineering problems. Instead of covering many nonlinear problems, the book focuses on three representative problems: nonlinear elasticity, elastoplasticity, and contact problems. The book is written independent of any particular software, but tutorials and examples using four commercial programs are included as appendices: ANSYS, NASTRAN, ABAQUS, and MATLAB. In particular, the MATLAB program includes all source codes so that students can develop their own material models, or different algorithms. Please visit the author's website for supplemental material, including PowerPoint presentations and MATLAB codes, at

Fundamentals of Continuum Mechanics

Author: John W. Rudnicki
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118927670
Release Date: 2014-09-22
Genre: Science

A concise introductory course text on continuum mechanics Fundamentals of Continuum Mechanics focuses on the fundamentals of the subject and provides the background for formulation of numerical methods for large deformations and a wide range of material behaviours. It aims to provide the foundations for further study, not just of these subjects, but also the formulations for much more complex material behaviour and their implementation computationally. This book is divided into 5 parts, covering mathematical preliminaries, stress, motion and deformation, balance of mass, momentum and energy, and ideal constitutive relations and is a suitable textbook for introductory graduate courses for students in mechanical and civil engineering, as well as those studying material science, geology and geophysics and biomechanics. A concise introductory course text on continuum mechanics Covers the fundamentals of continuum mechanics Uses modern tensor notation Contains problems and accompanied by a companion website hosting solutions Suitable as a textbook for introductory graduate courses for students in mechanical and civil engineering


Publisher: Editorial UNED
ISBN: 9788436268881
Release Date: 2014-04-24
Genre: Mathematics

This text is designed for those who already know structural calculation. It starts with the simple exercise of reformulating the direct stiffness method using matrices. The aim is to allow the student to understand the enormous power and generality of the weak formulation for the approximation of strut structure problems by using a formulation which is easy to understand. The correspondence of results of the initial classical formulation with those of the FEM when using linear shape functions and Hermite polynomials allows us to tackle the general formulation of the fundamental concepts of the method more easily. Once the method and the details of its general formulation are understood (although only through its application in a specific structural type), the FEM is presented in a general way, as a procedure for obtaining approximated solutions for partial differential equations. The approaches to field problems and to linear elasticity problems are presented as examples. The method has been now clearly presented and therefore, the selection of the type of element, with the generation of interpolation functions of higher degree and their systematization in element families, can be studied in greater depth. This part finishes with the introduction of the idea of isoparametric transformation that, together with numerical integration, explains the stage of development reached by the method. Finally, the subject relative to plates is dealt with, looking at their specific use as structural elements, and trying to show the difficulty of satisfying the continuity between elements in thin plates, and the shear locking solution in thick plates amongst other things

Schaum s Outline of Basic Electricity Second Edition

Author: Milton Gussow
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071702504
Release Date: 2009-12-18
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Confused by basic electricity concepts? Problem solved Schaum's Outline of Basic Electricity covers the fundamentals of electricity and electric circuits. Written as a complement to vocational and technical courses, the book reviews digital and computer technology and the more advanced level of expertise required of technicians in these fields. Chapters focus on particular subjects as they are related to electric circuits, so you can target specific areas or tackle the subject as a whole. You will also learn how to solve circuit values in more complex series and parallel circuits.

Fox and McDonald s Introduction to Fluid Mechanics Binder Ready Version

Author: Philip J. Pritchard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118921876
Release Date: 2016-05-23
Genre: Science

Fox & McDonald’s Introduction to Fluid Mechanics 9th Edition has been one of the most widely adopted textbooks in the field. This highly-regarded text continues to provide readers with a balanced and comprehensive approach to mastering critical concepts, incorporating a proven problem-solving methodology that helps readers develop an orderly plan to finding the right solution and relating results to expected physical behavior. The ninth edition features a wealth of example problems integrated throughout the text as well as a variety of new end of chapter problems.

Introduction to Structural Analysis

Author: S. T. Mau
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466504202
Release Date: 2012-04-26
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Bridging the gap between what is traditionally taught in textbooks and what is actually practiced in engineering firms, Introduction to Structural Analysis: Displacement and Force Methods clearly explains the two fundamental methods of structural analysis: the displacement method and the force method. It also shows how these methods are applied, particularly to trusses, beams, and rigid frames. Acknowledging the fact that virtually all computer structural analysis programs are based on the matrix displacement method of analysis, the text begins with the displacement method. A matrix operations tutorial is also included for review and self-learning. To minimize any conceptual difficulty readers may have, the displacement method is introduced with the plane truss analysis and the concept of nodal displacement. The book then presents the force method of analysis for plane trusses to illustrate force equilibrium, deflection, statistical indeterminacy, and other concepts that help readers to better understand the behavior of a structure. It also extends the force method to beam and rigid frame analysis. Toward the end of the book, the displacement method reappears along with the moment distribution and slope-deflection methods in the context of beam and rigid frame analysis. Other topics covered include influence lines, non-prismatic members, composite structures, secondary stress analysis, and limits of linear and static structural analysis. Integrating classical and modern methodologies, this book explains complicated analysis using simplified methods and numerous examples. It provides readers with an understanding of the underlying methodologies of finite element analysis and the practices used by professional structural engineers.

Construction Quantity Surveying

Author: Donald Towey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119312956
Release Date: 2017-09-07
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The revised and updated comprehensive resource for Quantity Surveyors working with a construction contractor The second edition of Construction Quantity Surveying offers a practical guide to quantity surveying from a main contractor's perspective. This indispensable resource covers measurement methodology (including samples using NRM2 as a guide), highlights the complex aspects of a contractor's business, reviews the commercial and contractual management of a construction project and provides detailed and practical information on running a project from commencement through to completion. Today’s Quantity Surveyor (QS) plays an essential role in the management of construction projects, although the exact nature of the role depends on who employs the QS. The QS engaged by the client and the contractor's QS have different parts to play in any construction project, with the contractor's QS role extending beyond traditional measurement activities, to encompass day-to-day tasks of commercial building activities including estimating, contract administration, and construction planning, as well as cost and project management. This updated and practical guide: Focuses on the application, knowledge and training required of a modern Quantity Surveyor Clearly shows how Quantity Surveying plays an essential central role within the overall management of construction projects Covers measurement methodology, the key elements of the contractor's business and the commercial and contractual management of a construction project The construction industry changes at fast pace meaning the quantity surveyor has a key role to play in the successful execution of construction projects by providing essential commercial input. Construction Quantity Surveying meets this demand as an up-to-date practical guide that includes the information needed for a Quantity Surveyor to perform at the highest level. It clearly demonstrates that quantity surveying is not limited to quantifying trade works and shows it as an important aspect of commercial and project management of construction projects.

Introduction to Finite Elements in Engineering

Author: Tirupathi R. Chandrupatla
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 9781292014029
Release Date: 2014-09-10
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Introduction to Finite Engineering is ideal for senior undergraduate and first-year graduate students and also as a learning resource to practicing engineers. This book provides an integrated approach to finite element methodologies. The development of finite element theory is combined with examples and exercises involving engineering applications. The steps used in the development of the theory are implemented in complete, self-contained computer programs. While the strategy and philosophy of the previous editions has been retained, the Fourth Edition has been updated and improved to include new material on additional topics.

The Finite Element Method for Fluid Dynamics

Author: Olek C Zienkiewicz
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780080951379
Release Date: 2013-11-21
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The Finite Element Method for Fluid Dynamics offers a complete introduction the application of the finite element method to fluid mechanics. The book begins with a useful summary of all relevant partial differential equations before moving on to discuss convection stabilization procedures, steady and transient state equations, and numerical solution of fluid dynamic equations. The character-based split (CBS) scheme is introduced and discussed in detail, followed by thorough coverage of incompressible and compressible fluid dynamics, flow through porous media, shallow water flow, and the numerical treatment of long and short waves. Updated throughout, this new edition includes new chapters on: Fluid-structure interaction, including discussion of one-dimensional and multidimensional problems. Biofluid dynamics, covering flow throughout the human arterial system. Focusing on the core knowledge, mathematical and analytical tools needed for successful computational fluid dynamics (CFD), The Finite Element Method for Fluid Dynamics is the authoritative introduction of choice for graduate level students, researchers and professional engineers. A proven keystone reference in the library of any engineer needing to understand and apply the finite element method to fluid mechanics. Founded by an influential pioneer in the field and updated in this seventh edition by leading academics who worked closely with Olgierd C. Zienkiewicz. Features new chapters on fluid-structure interaction and biofluid dynamics, including coverage of one-dimensional flow in flexible pipes and challenges in modeling systemic arterial circulation.