Finite Element Analysis: Theory and Applications with ANSYS
For courses in Finite Element Analysis.
Unique in approach and content, this text presents the theory of finite element analysis, explores its application as a design/modeling tool, and explains in detail how to use ANSYS intelligently and effectively.
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Unique in approach and content, this book presents the theory of finite element analysis, explores its application as a design/modeling tool, and explains in detail how to use ANSYS intelligently and effectively.
- Provides comprehensive — but not overwhelming — coverage of finite element theory.
- Helps readers learn how to use ANSYS quickly and effectively.
- Shows how to use ANSYS step by step to model a physical problem.
- Integrates ANSYS throughout. Each chapter:
- First discusses the relevant basic theory and then demonstrates it using simple problems with hand-calculations.
- Follows with examples that are solved using ANSYS.
- Presents all exercises in the same manner. Some exercises require manual calculations, while others, more complex in nature, require the use of ANSYS.
- Discusses various sources of error that can contribute to wrong results.
- Emphasizes how to manually verify Finite Element Analysis (FEA) findings.
- Devotes a section of approaches for verifying ANSYS results at the end of selected chapters.
- Features a number of open-ended design problems at the end of Chapters. 7, 8, and 10.
- Devotes the concluding chapter to design optimization and parametric programming with ANSYS.
- Offers a brief review of fundamental principles in solid mechanics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics.
- Appendices give mechanical and thermophysical properties of some common materials used in engineering.
- Provides a list of objectives and a summary for each chapter.
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