This new text, intended for the senior undergraduate finite element course in civil or mechanical engineering departments, gives students a solid basis in the mechanical principles of the finite element method and provides a theoretical foundation for applying available software analysis packages and evaluating the results obtained.
Dr. Hutton discusses basic theory of the finite element method while avoiding variational calculus, instead focusing upon the engineering mechanics and mathematical background that may be expected of a senior undergraduate engineering student. The text relies upon basic equilibrium principles, introduction of the principle of minimum potential energy, and the Galerkin finite element method, which readily allows application of the FEM to nonstructural problems.
The text is software-independent, making it flexible enough for use in a wide variety of programs, and offers a good selection of homework problems and examples.
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