This second edition of The Finite Element Method in Engineering reflects the new and current developments in this area, whilst maintaining the format of the first edition. It provides an introduction and exploration into the various aspects of the finite element method (FEM) as applied to the solution of problems in engineering. The first chapter provides a general overview of FEM, giving the historical background, a description of FEM and a comparison of FEM with other problem solving methods. The following chapters provide details on the procedure for deriving and solving FEM equations and the application of FEM to various areas of engineering, including solid and structural mechanics, heat transfer and fluid mechanics. By commencing each chapter with an introduction and finishing with a set of problems, the author provides an invaluable aid to explaining and understanding FEM, for both the student and the practising engineer.
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An updated and improved version of a finite element text long noted for its practical applications approach, its readability, and ease of use.From the Publisher:
It is vital that the engineer or engineering student fully understands the theory and knowledge that underpins the finite element method before it is possible to utilize it in practice. Professor Rao, who has many years of teaching experience at one of the country's leading centers of technical excellence, explains the topics from first principles, making use of numerous illustrations and examples and breaking the subject into easily absorbed segments which will guide the reader through the material in stages.
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Book Description Pergamon, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 80334199