Guidelines for FE Analysis

  • S. I. Krishnamachari


Finite element methods are applied to many different branches of engineering, including structural analysis, heat transfer, fluid flow, electromagnetics, mold analysis. Therefore the use of FEA needs to be guided by theoretical principles of the particular discipline, notwithstanding the computing power of the hardware. This chapter is a cursory review of the use of FEA in stress analysis.


Stress Intensity Factor Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanic Local Coordinate System Displacement Boundary Condition Move Boundary Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. I. Krishnamachari
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  1. 1.L.J. Broutman & Associates, Ltd.ChicagoUSA

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