The finite element method : basic concepts and applications
 Author/Creator
 Pepper, D. W. (Darrell W.)
 Language
 English.
 Edition
 2nd ed.
 Imprint
 New York : Taylor & Francis, 2006.
 Physical description
 312 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
 Series
 Series in computational and physical processes in mechanics and thermal sciences.
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Contributors
 Contributor
 Heinrich, Juan C.
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references and index.
 Contents

 Preface 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background 1.2 History 1.3 Orientation 1.4 Closure References 2. THE METHOD OF WEIGHTED RESIDUALS AND GALERKIN APPROXIMATIONS 2.1 Background 2.2 Classical Solutions 2.3 The Weak Statement 2.4 Closure Exercises References 3. THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD IN ONE DIMENSION 3.1 Overview 3.2 Shape Functions 3.2.1 Linear Elements 3.2.2 Quadratic Elements 3.2.3 Cubic Elements 3.3 Steady Conduction Equation 3.3.1 Galerkin Formulation 3.3.2 Variable Diffusion and Boundary Convection 3.4 Axisymmetric Heat Conduction 3.5 Natural Coordinate System 3.6 Time Dependence 3.6.1 Spatial Discretization 3.6.2 Time Discretization 3.7 Matrix Formulation 3.8 Solution Methods 3.9 Closure Exercises References 4. THE TWODIMENSIONAL TRIANGULAR ELEMENT 4.1 Overview 4.2 The Mesh 4.3 Shape Functions (Linear, Quadratic) 4.3.1 Linear Shape Functions 4.3.2 Quadratic Shape Functions 4.4 Area Coordinates 4.5 Numerical Integration 4.6 Diffusion in a Triangular Element 4.7 SteadyState Diffusion with Boundary Convection 4.8 The Axisymmetric Conduction Equation 4.9 The Quadratic Triangular Element 4.10 TimeDependent Diffusion Equation 4.11 Bandwidth 4.12 Mass Lumping 4.13 Closure Exercises References 5. THE TWODIMENSIONAL QUADRILATERAL ELEMENT 5.1 Background 5.2 Element Mesh 5.3 Shape Functions 5.3.1 Bilinear Rectangular Element 5.3.2 Quadratic Rectangular Elements 5.4 Natural Coordinate System 5.5 Numerical Integration using Gaussian Quadratures 5.6 SteadyState Conduction with Boundary Convection 5.7 The Quadratic Quadrilateral Element 5.8 TimeDependent Diffusion 5.9 Computer Program Exercises 5.10 Closure Exercises References 6. ISOPARAMETRIC TWODIMENSIONAL ELEMENTS 6.1 Background 6.2 Natural Coordinate System 6.3 Shape Functions 6.3.1 Bilinear Quadrilateral 6.3.2 EightNoded Quadratic Quadrilateral 6.3.3 Linear Triangle 6.3.4 Quadratic Triangle 6.3.5 Directional Cosines 6.4 The Element Matrices 6.5 Inviscid Flow Example 6.6 Closure Exercises References 7. THE THREEDIMENSIONAL ELEMENT 7.1 Background 7.2 Element Mesh 7.3 Shape Functions 7.3.1 Tetrahedron 7.3.2 Hexahedron 7.4 Numerical Integration 7.5 One Element Heat Conduction Problem 7.5.1 Tetrahedron 7.5.2 Hexahedron 7.6 TimeDependent Heat Conduction with Radiation and Convection 7.6.1 Radiation 7.6.2 Shape Factors 7.7 Closure Exercises References 8. FINITE ELEMENTS IN SOLID MECHANICS 8.1 Background 8.2 TwoDimensional Elasticity  StressStrain 8.3 Galerkin Approximation 8.4 Potential Energy 8.5 Thermal Stresses 8.6 ThreeDimensional Solid Elements 8.7 Closure Exercises References 9. APPLICATIONS TO CONVECTIVE TRANSPORT 9.1 Background 9.2 Potential Flow 9.3 Convective Transport 9.4 Nonlinear Convective Transport 9.5 Groundwater Flow 9.6 Lubrication 9.7 Closure Exercises References 10. INTRODUCTION TO FLUID FLOW 10.1 Background 10.2 Viscous Incompressible Flow with Heat Transfer 10.3 The Penalty Function Algorithm 10.4 Application to Natural Convection 10.5 Summary Exercises References APPENDICES A. Matrix Algebra B. Units C. Thermophysical Properties of Some Common Materials D. Notation E. Computer Programs E.1 MESH1D, FEM1D E.2 MESH2D, FEM2D E.3 FEM3D E.4 FEMLAB E.5 MATLAB, MATHCAD, MAPLE INDEX.
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 Publisher's Summary
 This muchanticipated second edition introduces the fundamentals of the finite element method featuring clearcut examples and an applicationsoriented approach. Using the transport equation for heat transfer as the foundation for the governing equations, this new edition demonstrates the versatility of the method for a wide range of applications, including structural analysis and fluid flow.Much attention is given to the development of the discrete set of algebraic equations, beginning with simple onedimensional problems that can be solved by inspection, continuing to two and threedimensional elements, and ending with three chapters describing applications. The increased number of example problems per chapter helps build an understanding of the method to define and organize required initial and boundary condition data for specific problems. In addition to exercises that can be worked out manually, this new edition refers to userfriendly computer codes for solving one, two, and threedimensional problems.Among the first FEM textbooks to include finite element software, the book contains a website with access to an even more comprehensive list of finite element software written in FEMLAB, MAPLE, MathCad, MATLAB, FORTRAN, C++, and JAVA  the most popular programming languages. This textbook is valuable for senior level undergraduates in mechanical, aeronautical, electrical, chemical, and civil engineering. Useful for short courses and homestudy learning, the book can also serve as an introduction for firstyear graduate students new to finite element coursework and as a refresher for industry professionals. The book is a perfect leadin to Intermediate Finite Element Method: Fluid Flow and Heat and Transfer Applications (Taylor and Francis, 1999, Hb 1560323094).
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Subjects
 Subject
 Finite element method.
Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2006
 Responsibility
 Darrell W. Pepper, Juan C. Heinrich.
 Series
 Series in computational and physical processes in mechanics and thermal sciences
 ISBN
 1591690277
 9781591690276