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The finite element method using MATLAB / Young W. Kwon, Hyochoong Bang

Main Author Kwon, Young W. Coauthor Bang, Huochoong Country Estados Unidos. Edition 2nd ed Publication Boca Raton : CRC Press, cop. 2000 Description [12], 607 p. : il. ; 26 cm + 1 CD-ROM Series CRC Mechanical Engineering Series) ISBN 0-8493-0096-7 CDU 519.6 519.686.4
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Expanded to include a broader range of problems than the bestselling first edition, Finite Element Method Using MATLAB: Second Edition presents finite element approximation concepts, formulation, and programming in a format that effectively streamlines the learning process. It is written from a general engineering and mathematical perspective rather than that of a solid/structural mechanics basis.

What's new in the Second Edition?

Each chapter in the Second Edition now includes an overview that outlines the contents and purpose of each chapter. The authors have also added a new chapter of special topics in applications, including cracks, semi-infinite and infinite domains, buckling, and thermal stress. They discuss three different linearization techniques to solve nonlinear differential equations. Also included are new sections on shell formulations and MATLAB programs. These enhancements increase the book's already significant value both as a self-study text and a reference for practicing engineers and scientists.

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Kwon (Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California) and Bang (Korea Aerospace Research Institute) present finite element formulations of most types of phenomena normally encountered by engineers and analysts when solving structural analysis problems. Three different approaches for formulating approximate techniques--method of weighted residuals, Galerkin's finite element formulation, and the Rayleigh-Ritz method--are utilized in developing the numerical equations needed in finite element analysis. Topics are well covered and systematically presented; however, they normally are not within the understanding ability of an average undergraduate or early graduate student, as claimed by the authors. Advanced mathematics is required for users to get a proper grasp of the concepts. As the title suggests, the book is also heavy on the use of MATLAB and may or may not be the choice of many engineers. The detailed algorithms are illustrative but may not be used much by readers, as the programs are already available on the disk supplied with the book. Elimination of some of the algorithms printed in the text would reduce the book's size. A valuable addition to the increasing amount of literature currently available on finite element analysis. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals. S. C. Anand Clemson University

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