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Finite Element Method and Applications in Engineering Using ANSYS�

ISBN-10: 0387282890
ISBN-13: 9780387282893
Edition: 2006
List price: $159.00
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Description: The Finite Element Method and Applications with ANSYS provides the reader with theoretical and practical knowledge of the finite element method and with the skills required to analyze engineering problems with ANSYS, a commercially available FEA  More...

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Book details

List price: $159.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 10/22/2007
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 686
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

The Finite Element Method and Applications with ANSYS provides the reader with theoretical and practical knowledge of the finite element method and with the skills required to analyze engineering problems with ANSYS, a commercially available FEA program. This self-contained, introductory text minimizes the need for additional reference material, covering the fundamental topics in finite element methods as well as advanced topics concerning modeling and analysis with ANSYS. These topics are introduced through extensive examples from various engineering disciplines, presented in a step-by-step fashion. The book focuses on the use of ANSYS through both the Graphics User Interface (GUI) and the ANSYS Parametric Design Language (APDL). The text details more than 40 example problems, with solutions demonstrated in a step-by-step fashion, primarily through the use of GUI and, to a lesser extent, APDL. Furthermore, it includes a CD-ROM with the "input" files for the example problems so that readers can regenerate them on their own computers, as well as the colored figures and screen shots. Students, researchers, and practicing engineers will find this an essential reference for use in predicting and simulating the physical behavior of complex engineering systems using ANSYS.

List of Problems Solved
Direct Approach
Linear Spring
Heat Flow
Assembly of the Global System of Equations
Solution of the Global System of Equations
Boundary Conditions
Fundamentals of Ansys
Useful Definitions
Before an ANSYS Session
Analysis Discipline
Time Dependence
Practical Modeling Considerations
Organization of ANSYS Software
ANSYS Analysis Approach
ANSYS Preprocessor
ANSYS Solution Processor
ANSYS General Postprocessor
ANSYS Time History Postprocessor
ANSYS File Structure
Database File
Log File
Error File
Results Files
Description of ANSYS Menus and Windows
Utility Menu
Main Menu
Input Field
Graphics Window
Output Window
Using the ANSYS Help System
Help Contents
Help Index
Search in Help
Verification Manual
Fundamentals of Discretization
Local and Global Numbering
Approximation Functions
Coordinate Systems
Generalized Coordinates
Global Coordinates
Local Coordinates
Natural Coordinates
Shape Functions
Linear Line Element with Two Nodes
Quadratic Line Element with Three Nodes: Centroidal Coordinate
Linear Triangular Element with Three Nodes: Global Coordinate
Quadratic Triangular Element with Six Nodes
Linear Quadrilateral Element with Four Nodes: Centroidal Coordinate
Isoparametric Elements: Curved Boundaries
Numerical Evaluation of Integrals
Line Integrals
Triangular Area Integrals
Quadrilateral Area Integrals
ANSYS Preprocessor
Fundamentals of Modeling
Modeling Operations
Real Constants
Material Properties
Element Attributes
Interaction with the Graphics Window: Picking Entities
Coordinate Systems
Working Plane
Solid Modeling
Bottom-up Approach: Entities
Top-down Approach: Primitives
Boolean Operators
Additional Operations
Extrusion and Sweeping
Moving and Copying
Keeping/Deleting Original Entities
Listing Entities
Deleting Entities
Viewing a Model
Plotting: Pan, Zoom, and Rotate Functions
Plotting/Listing Entities
Numbers in the Graphics Window
Automatic Meshing
Manipulation of the Mesh
Selecting and Components
Selecting Operations
ANSYS Solution and Postprocessing
Analysis Options/Solution Controls
Boundary Conditions
Initial Conditions
Body Loads
Solution in Single and Multiple Load Steps
Failure to Obtain Solution
General Postprocessor
Time History Postprocessor
Read Results
Plot Results
Element Tables
List Results
Example: One-dimensional Transient Heat Transfer
Finite Element Equations
Method of Weighted Residuals
Example: One-dimensional Differential Equation with Line Elements
Example: Two-dimensional Differential Equation with Linear Triangular Elements
Example: Two-dimensional Differential Equation with Linear Quadrilateral Elements
Principle of Minimum Potential Energy
Example: One-dimensional Analysis with Line Elements
Two-dimensional Structural Analysis
Use of Commands in ANSYS
Basic ANSYS Commands
Operators and Functions
Defining Parameters
A Typical Input File
Selecting Operations
Extracting Information from ANSYS
Programming with ANSYS
DO Loops
IF Statements
/OUTPUT and *VWRITE Commands
Macro Files
Useful Resources
Using the Log File for Programming
Using the Verification Problems for Programming
Linear Structural Analysis
Static Analysis
Three-dimensional Problems
Two-dimensional Idealizations
Plates and Shells
Linear Bucking Analysis
Thermomechanical Analysis
Fracture Mechanics Analysis
Dynamic Analysis
Modal Analysis
Harmonic Analysis
Transient Analysis
Linear Analysis of Field Problems
Heat Transfer Problems
Steady-state Analysis
Transient Analysis
Radiation Analysis
Moisture Diffusion
Nonlinear Structural Analysis
Geometric Nonlinearity
Large Deformation Analysis of a Plate
Post-buckling Analysis of a Plate with a Hole
Material Nonlinearity
Plastic Deformation of an Aluminum Sphere
Plastic Deformation of an Aluminum Cylinder
Stress Analysis of a Reinforced Viscoelastic Cylinder
Viscoplasticity Analysis of a Eutectic Solder Cylinder
Combined Plasticity and Creep
Contact Analysis of a Block Dropping on a Beam
Simulation of a Nano-indentation Test
Advanced Topics in ANSYS
Coupled Degrees of Freedom
Constraint Equations
Substructuring: Superelements
Generation Pass
Use Pass
Expansion Pass
Interacting with External Files
Reading an Input File
Writing Data to External ASCII Files
Executing an External File
Modifying ANSYS Results
Modifying the ANSYS GUI
GUI Development Demonstration
GUI Modification for Obtaining a Random Load Profile
Function Block for Selecting Elements Using a Pick Menu

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