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Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering
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Finite Element Applications

A Practical Guide to the FEM Process

Authors: Okereke, Michael, Keates, Simeon

  • This is a hands-on textbook aimed at helping readers quickly master the Finite Element Modelling (FEM) process and start developing numerical solutions to real life problems
  • Cuts out a lot of the technical jargon associated with the FEM process, making the material accessible to both post-graduate students and graduate-level industry staff
  • Opens up the black box of finite element solver design - helping students learn the key steps required to develop their own finite element models and packages
  • Additional resources are published on the textbook's website, and include: user-defined material models (as Fortran codes), MATLAB scripts, model generation software, input files for case studies and their analysis
  • Written in an easy-to-follow style, focusing on helping students with developing their own FE models right from the first chapter
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About this Textbook

This textbook demonstrates the application of the finite element philosophy to the solution of real-world problems and is aimed at graduate level students, but is also suitable for advanced undergraduate students. An essential part of an engineer’s training is the development of the skills necessary to analyse and predict the behaviour of engineering systems under a wide range of potentially complex loading conditions. Only a small proportion of real-life problems can be solved analytically, and consequently, there arises the need to be able to use numerical methods capable of simulating real phenomena accurately. The finite element (FE) method is one such widely used numerical method.

Finite Element Applications begins with demystifying the ‘black box’ of finite element solvers and progresses to addressing the different pillars that make up a robust finite element solution framework. These pillars include: domain creation, mesh generation and element formulations, boundary conditions, and material response considerations. Readers of this book will be equipped with the ability to develop models of real-world problems using industry-standard finite element packages.

About the authors

Dr. Michael Okereke is a Senior Lecturer in Engineering Mechanics at University of Greenwich, UK where he leads research in computational mechanics, impact engineering and constitutive model development for different engineering materials. He obtained his PhD from University of Oxford and has researched extensively on the impact behaviour and micromechanics of composite materials. He teaches both undergraduate and post-graduate engineering mechanics courses, with a specific focus on finite element modelling. He also collaborates with commercial organizations on use of computational mechanics to improve their product design, material modelling and manufacturing processes.

Professor Simeon Keates is Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Engineering and Science at the University of Greenwich. He obtained his MA and PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and continued his work there as an Industrial Research Fellow in the Engineering Design Centre. His research interests are primarily in design, simulation, optimisation and mathematical modeling.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Computational Mechanics and the Finite Element Method

    Pages 3-25

    Okereke, M. (et al.)

  • A Brief Introduction to MATLAB™

    Pages 27-45

    Okereke, M. (et al.)

  • Direct Stiffness Method

    Pages 47-106

    Okereke, M. (et al.)

  • Design of Simple Finite Element Modelling Solver

    Pages 107-142

    Okereke, M. (et al.)

  • Design of Virtual Domains

    Pages 145-164

    Okereke, M. (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-67125-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-67124-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-88382-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Finite Element Applications
Book Subtitle
A Practical Guide to the FEM Process
Authors
Series Title
Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-67125-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-67125-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-67124-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88382-3
Series ISSN
2195-9862
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 472
Number of Illustrations
58 b/w illustrations, 199 illustrations in colour
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