Fundamentals of the Finite Element Method

  • S. A. Meguid

Abstract

The finite element method is a powerful numerical tool for solving mathematical problems related to practical engineering situations. In the past, it was common practice to over-simplify such problems to the point where an analytical solution could be obtained. Because of the uncertainties associated with such a procedure, large safety factors were introduced in engineering design.

Keywords

Finite Element Method Shape Function Stiffness Matrix Interpolation Function Nodal Displacement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. Meguid
    • 1
  1. 1.Cranfield Institute of TechnologySchool of Mechanical EngineeringBedfordUK

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