Finite Elements

A Gentle Introduction

  • David Henwood
  • Javier Bonet

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. David Henwood, Javier Bonet
    Pages 1-21
  3. David Henwood, Javier Bonet
    Pages 22-36
  4. David Henwood, Javier Bonet
    Pages 37-50
  5. David Henwood, Javier Bonet
    Pages 51-64
  6. David Henwood, Javier Bonet
    Pages 65-92
  7. David Henwood, Javier Bonet
    Pages 93-111
  8. David Henwood, Javier Bonet
    Pages 112-132
  9. David Henwood, Javier Bonet
    Pages 133-165
  10. David Henwood, Javier Bonet
    Pages 166-195

About this book


The finite element method is popular among engineers and scientists as a numerical technique for solving practical problems. At the same time, the links with classical variational methods make the technique of interest to mathematicians. This book introduces the main concepts of the finite element method in a simple and carefully paced manner, using numerical examples wherever possible. Both the theoretical and practical aspects are described and explained. A basic knowledge of engineering mathematics is all that is required, and the style is not formal. The approach and treatment are intended to appeal to the advanced undergraduate or postgraduate, or to the practising engineer who wishes to acquire a deeper understanding of the finite element software that he is using.


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Authors and affiliations

  • David Henwood
    • 1
  • Javier Bonet
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of ZimbabweZimbabwe
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of WalesSwanseaUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-64626-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-13898-2
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