Finite Element Method and Computational Structural Dynamics

Finite Element Method and Computational Structural Dynamics by Manish S

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Written By: Manish S
Publisher: Prentice Hall India Learning Private Limited

Binding: Paperback
EAN: 9788120349957
ISBN: 8120349954
Number Of Pages: 484
Publication Date: 2014
Manufacturer: Prentice Hall India Learning Private Limited

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Primarily intended for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students of civil, mechanical and aerospace/aeronautical engineering, this text emphasises the importance of reliability in engineering computations and understanding the process of computer aided engineering.

Written with a view to promote the correct use of finite element technology and to present a detailed study of a set of essential computational tools for the practice of structural dynamics, this book is a ready-reckoner for an in-depth discussion of finite element theory and estimation and control of errors in computations. It is specifically aimed at the audience with interest in vibrations and stress analysis. Several worked out examples and exercise problems have been included to describe the various aspects of finite element theory and modelling. The exercise on error analysis will be extremely helpful in grasping the essence of posteriori error analysis and mesh refinement.

Key Features:

  • Thorough discussion of numerical algorithms for reliable and efficient computation.
  • Ready-to-use finite element system and other scientific applications.
  • Tips for improving the quality of finite element solutions.
  • Companion DVD containing ready to use finite element applications.

Audience: Senior Undergraduate and Postgraduate students of Civil, Mechanical and Aerospace/Aeronautical engineering

Table of Contents:

  • Preface
  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • About the CAELinux Live DVD

Part 1: Finite Element Method

  • Chapter 1. Mathematical Modelling, Differential Equations and Approximate Solutions
  • Chapter 2. Finite Elements of One-Dimension
  • Chapter 3. Finite Elements of Two and Three Dimensions
  • Chapter 4. Mapped Elements
  • Chapter 5. Finite Elements for Plates and Shells
  • Chapter 6. Error Analysis and Convergence of Finite Element Solution
  • Chapter 7. The Time Dimension

Part 2: Computational Structural Dynamics

  • Chapter 8. Solution of Linear Simultaneous Equations
  • Chapter 9. The Algebraic Eigenvalue Problem
  • Chapter 10. Singular Value Decomposition
  • Chapter 11. Time Marching: Numerical Solution of Initial Value Problems
  • Chapter 12. Discrete Fourier Transform
  • Chapter 13. System Identification: The Inverse Vibration Problem
  • Chapter 14. Model Reduction in Computational Structural Dynamics

Part 3: Appendices

  • A: A Primer on Floating-Point Computations
  • B: A Primer on Vector Spaces
  • C: A Primer on Interpolation
  • D: A Primer on Numerical Quadrature
  • E: Assembly of Global System of Equations
  • F: Internet Resources for Scientific Computing
  • Index

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