This new text, intended for the senior undergraduate finite element course in civil or mechanical engineering departments, gives students a solid, practical understanding of the principles of the finite element method within a variety of engineering applications.
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 senior engineering students. 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 finite element analysis 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.
A Book Website is also included, with PowerPoint images of key figures; complete problem solutions (password protected); the FEPC finite element program for student use; instructions on FEPC and its use with the text; and links to commercial FEA sites.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0072395362