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Finite Element Applications

A Practical Guide to the FEM Process


Part of the Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering book series (STME)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. Okereke, S. Keates
      Pages 27-45
    3. M. Okereke, S. Keates
      Pages 47-106
    4. M. Okereke, S. Keates
      Pages 107-142
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-144
    2. M. Okereke, S. Keates
      Pages 145-164
    3. M. Okereke, S. Keates
      Pages 165-186
    4. M. Okereke, S. Keates
      Pages 187-241
    5. M. Okereke, S. Keates
      Pages 243-297
    6. M. Okereke, S. Keates
      Pages 299-362
    7. M. Okereke, S. Keates
      Pages 437-454
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 455-472

About this book


This textbook demonstrates the application of the finite element philosophy to the solution of real-world problems and is aimed at graduate level students, but is also suitable for advanced undergraduate students. An essential part of an engineer’s training is the development of the skills necessary to analyse and predict the behaviour of engineering systems under a wide range of potentially complex loading conditions. Only a small proportion of real-life problems can be solved analytically, and consequently, there arises the need to be able to use numerical methods capable of simulating real phenomena accurately. The finite element (FE) method is one such widely used numerical method.

Finite Element Applications begins with demystifying the ‘black box’ of finite element solvers and progresses to addressing the different pillars that make up a robust finite element solution framework. These pillars include: domain creation, mesh generation and element formulations, boundary conditions, and material response considerations. Readers of this book will be equipped with the ability to develop models of real-world problems using industry-standard finite element packages.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Engineering ScienceUniversity of GreenwichChatham, KentUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Faculty of Engineering & ScienceUniversity of GreenwichChatham, KentUnited Kingdom

About the authors

Dr. Michael Okereke is a Senior Lecturer in Engineering Mechanics at University of Greenwich, UK where he leads research in computational mechanics, impact engineering and constitutive model development for different engineering materials. He obtained his PhD from University of Oxford and has researched extensively on the impact behaviour and micromechanics of composite materials. He teaches both undergraduate and post-graduate engineering mechanics courses, with a specific focus on finite element modelling. He also collaborates with commercial organizations on use of computational mechanics to improve their product design, material modelling and manufacturing processes.

Professor Simeon Keates is Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Engineering and Science at the University of Greenwich. He obtained his MA and PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and continued his work there as an Industrial Research Fellow in the Engineering Design Centre. His research interests are primarily in design, simulation, optimisation and mathematical modeling.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Finite Element Applications
  • Book Subtitle A Practical Guide to the FEM Process
  • Authors Michael Okereke
    Simeon Keates
  • Series Title Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-67124-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-88382-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-67125-3
  • Series ISSN 2195-9862
  • Series E-ISSN 2195-9870
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIV, 472
  • Number of Illustrations 58 b/w illustrations, 199 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Mathematical and Computational Engineering
    Simulation and Modeling
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