Building Better Products with Finite Element Analysis

ISBN-10: 156690160X
ISBN-13: 9781566901604
Edition: 1999
List price: $118.95
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Book details

List price: $118.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

This book offers a practical view of finite element analysis (FEA) by reviewing the basics of design analysis from an engineering perspective. It provides practical guidelines for specific design problems, such as setting boundaries, contact points between parts, sheetmetal weldments, plastic components, and other common encounter problems. The book also includes a compilation of data which is invaluable to the beginning as well as experienced design analyst.

List of Figures and Tables
Introduction
Introduction to FEA and the Analytical Methodp. 1
Introduction to FEA in the Product Design Processp. 3
Fundamentalsp. 27
FEA Capabilities and Limitationsp. 89
Finite Element Modeling Basicsp. 113
Common Model and Element Typesp. 115
CAD Modeling for FEAp. 175
Assigning Propertiesp. 219
Finite Element Model Buildingp. 235
Boundary Conditionsp. 259
Solving the Modelp. 303
Convergencep. 313
Displaying and Interpreting Resultsp. 325
Optimization: Tying It All Togetherp. 355
Advanced Modeling Techniques and Applicationsp. 377
Modeling Assemblies and Weldmentsp. 379
Thermal Expansion Analysisp. 411
Nonlinear Analysisp. 425
Buckling Analysisp. 465
Modal Analysisp. 477
Dynamic Analysisp. 489
Integrating Simulation into Product Design Strategyp. 503
Overview of Popular Industry Offeringsp. 505
Key Elements of a Successful FEA Implementationp. 531
Trends and Predictions for the Future of FEAp. 559
Bibliographyp. 566
Indexp. 568
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