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2nd enlarged edition of a the popular textbook on finite elements using MATLAB
Includes a new brick (solid) element with eight nodes and a one-dimensional fluid flow element
CD-ROM includes fifty MATLAB functions specifically for use with this book
This book explores the numerical implementation of Finite Element Analysis using the computer program MATLAB, which is very popular today in engineering and engineering education. The book contains a short tutorial on MATLAB as well as a systematic strategy for the treatment of finite element methods. Useful to both students and researchers in engineering, it provides various examples and exercises from mechanical, civil and aerospace engineering, as well as from materials science. The book especially stresses the interactive use of MATLAB, with each example solved in an interactive manner. The accompanying CD-ROM includes more than fifty MATLAB functions specifically written to be used with this book in the form of a MATLAB Finite Element Toolbox. An extensive solutions manual is provided as well, which includes detailed solutions to all the problems in the book for classroom use.
1 Introduction.- 2 The Spring Element.- 3 The Linear Bar Element.- 4 The Quadratic Bar Element.- 5 The Plane Truss Element.- 6 The Space Truss Element.- 7 The Beam Element.- 8 The Plane Frame Element.- 9 The Grid Element.- 10 The Space Frame Element.- 11 The Linear Triangular Element.- 12 The Quadratic Triangular Element.- 13 The Bilinear Quadrilateral Element.- 14 The Quadratic Quadrilateral Element.- 15 The Linear Tetrahedral (Solid) Element.- References.- Answers to Problems.- of the Accompanying CD-ROM.