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Finite Elements Methods in Mechanics


Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 216)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. M. Reza Eslami
    Pages 1-5
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    Pages 7-34
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    Pages 35-55
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    Pages 57-77
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    Pages 79-94
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    Pages 95-117
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    Pages 187-207
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About this book


This book covers all basic areas of mechanical engineering, such as fluid mechanics, heat conduction, beams, and elasticity with detailed derivations for the mass, stiffness, and force matrices. It is especially designed to give physical feeling to the reader for finite element approximation by the introduction of finite elements to the elevation of elastic membrane. A detailed treatment of computer methods with numerical examples are provided. In the fluid mechanics chapter, the conventional and vorticity transport formulations for viscous incompressible fluid flow with discussion on the method of solution are presented. The variational and Galerkin formulations of the heat conduction, beams, and elasticity problems are also discussed in detail. Three computer codes are provided to solve the elastic membrane problem. One of them solves the Poisson’s equation. The second computer program handles the two dimensional elasticity problems, and the third one presents the three dimensional transient heat conduction problems. The programs are written in C++ environment.


Elasticity and Thermoelasticity Finite Element Galerkin Formulation Heat and Fluid Flow Variational Formulation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentAmirkabir University of TechnologyTehranIran

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