Finite Element Analysis: Theory and Application with ANSYS

Author: Saeed Moaveni | Size: 29.06 MB | Format: PDF | Publisher: Edition: 1 | Year: March 29, 1999 | ISBN: 0137850980, 9780137850983

While many good textbooks cover the theory of finite element modeling, this is the only text available that incorporates ANSYS as an integral part of its content. This book presents the theory of finite element method, explores its application as a design/modelling tool, and explains in detail how to use the ANSYS intelligently and effectively. It shows how to use ANSYS step-by-step to model a physical problem. Each chapter first discusses the relevant basic theory and then demonstrates it using simple problems with hand-calculations. Examples that are solved using ANSYS follow. Various sources of error that can contribute to wrong results are discussed. The design optimization and parametric programming is also included. This book is directed to students and practitioners using ANSYS.

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.FEATURES * 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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