Practical Stress Analysis with Finite Elements
Bryan J. Mac Donald|2020.06.22
Updated with new material, the third edition of this highly popular book is a no-nonsense guide to finite element analysis aimed at beginners. Are you tired of picking up a book that claims to be on "practical" finite element analysis only to find that it is full of the same old theory rehashed and contains no advice to help you plan your analysis? If so then this book is for you The emphasis of this book is on doing FEA, not writing a FE code.
A method is provided to help you plan your analysis and a chapter is devoted to each choice you have to make when building your model giving you clear and specific advice. Finally nine case studies are provided which illustrate the points made in the main text and take you slowly through your first finite element analyses. The book is written in such a way that it is not specific to any particular FE software so it doesn't matter which FE software you use, this book can help you
The 3rd Edition of this very popular finite element analysis guide:
This new edition contains a completely rewritten first chapter with new material and a new chapter on interpolation.