Finite Element Analysis: Theory and Application with ANSYS, 5th edition

  • Saeed Moaveni

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Finite Element Analysis: Theory and Application with ANSYS will teach you how to use ANSYS intelligently and effectively. Moaveni distinguishes his text from all others by incorporating ANSYS as an integral part of his coverage. His approach presents the theory of finite element analysis and explores its application as a design/modeling tool.

The 5th Edition consists of 15 chapters and includes additions and changes made in response to requests from professors, students, and professionals. Updates include expanded explanations and derivations on theory, as well as new sections on solutions of a set of nonlinear equations, and members under axial loading with temperature change. New ANSYS Workbench examples and videos have also been added.

Published by Pearson (June 17th 2019) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780135213537

Subject: Civil & Mechanical Engineering

Category: Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering

Table of contents


1. Introduction
1.1 Engineering Problems
1.2 Numerical Methods
1.3 A Brief History of the Finite Element Method and ANSYS
1.4 Basic Steps in the Finite Element Method
1.5 Direct Formulation
1.6 Minimum Total Potential Energy Formulation
1.7 Weighted Residual Formulations
1.8 Verification of Results
1.9 Understanding the Problem

2. Matrix Algebra
2.1 Basic Definitions
2.2 Matrix Addition or Subtraction
2.3 Matrix Multiplication
2.4 Partitioning of a Matrix
2.5 Transpose of a Matrix
2.6 Determinant of a Matrix
2.7 Solutions of Simultaneous Linear Equations
2.8 Inverse of a Matrix
2.9 Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
2.10 Using MATLAB to Manipulate Matrices
2.11 Using Excel to Manipulate Matrices
2.12 Solutions of Simultaneous Nonlinear Equations

3. Trusses
3.1 Definition of a Truss
3.2 Finite Element Formulation
3.3 Space Trusses
3.4 Overview of the ANSYS Program
3.5 ANSYS Workbench Enviornment
3.6 Examples Using ANSYS
3.7 Verification of Results

4. Axial members, Beams, and Frames
4.1 Members Under Axial Loading
4.2 Beams
4.3 Finite Element Formulation of Beams
4.4 Finite Element Formulation of Frames
4.5 Three- Dimensional Beam Element
4.6 An Example Using ANSYS
4.7 Verification of Results

5. One-Dimensional Elements
5.1 Linear Elements
5.2 Quadratic Elements
5.3 Cubic Elements
5.4 Global, Local, and Natural Coordinates
5.5 Isoparametric Elements
5.6 Numerical Integration: Gauss-Legendre Quadrature
5.7 Examples of One-Dimensional Elements in ANSYS

6. Analysis of One-Dimensional Problems
6.1 Heat Transfer Problems
6.2 A Fluid Mechanics Problem
6.3 An Example Using ANSYS
6.4 Verification of Results
6.5 Members Under Axial Loading with Temperature Change

7. Two-Dimensional Elements
7.1 Rectangular Elements
7.2 Quadratic Quadrilateral Elements
7.3 Linear Triangular Elements
7.4 Quadratic Triangular Elements
7.5 Axisymmetric Elements
7.6 Isoparametric Elements
7.7 Two- Dimensional Integrals: Gauss-Legendre Quadrature
7.8 Examples of Two-Dimensional Elements in ANSYS

8. More Ansys
8.1 ANSYS Program
8.2 ANSYS Database and Files
8.3 Creating a Finite Element Model with ANSYS: Preprocessing
8.4 h- Method Versus p- Method
8.5 Applying Boundary Conditions, Loads, and the Solution
8.6 Results of Your Finite Element Model: Postprocessing
8.7 Selection Options
8.8 Graphics Capabilities
8.9 Error-Estimation Procedures
8.10 ANSYS Workbench Environment
8.11 An Example Problem

9. Analysis of Two-Dimensional Heat Transfer Problems
9.1 General Conduction Problems
9.2 Formulation with Rectangular Elements
9.3 Formulation with Triangular Elements
9.4 Axisymmetric Formulation of Three-Dimensional Problems
9.5 Unsteady Heat Transfer
9.6 Conduction Elements used by ANSYS
9.7 Examples Using ANSYS
9.8 Verification of Results

10. Analysis of Two-Dimensional Solid Mechanics Problems
10.1 Torsion of Members with Arbitrary Cross-Section Shape
10.2 Plane-Stress Formulation
10.3 Isoparametric Formulation: Using a Quadrilateral Element
10.4 Axisymmetric Formulation
10.5 Basic Failure Theories
10.6 Examples Using ANSYS
10.7 Verification of Results

11. Dynamic Problems
11.1 Review of Dynamics
11.2 Review of Vibration of Mechanical and Structural Systems
11.3 Lagrange's Equations
11.4 Finite Element Formulation of Axial Members
11.5 Finite Element Formulation of Beams and Frames
11.6 Examples Using ANSYS

12. Analysis of Fluid Mechanics Problems
12.1 Direct Formulation of Flow Through Pipes
12.2 Ideal Fluid Flow
12.3 Groundwater Flow
12.4 Examples Using ANSYS
12.5 Verification of Results

13. Three-Dimensional Elements
13.1 The Four-Node Tetrahedral Element
13.2 Analysis of Three-Dimensional Solid Problems Using Four-Node
13.3 The Eight-Node Brick Element
13.4 The Ten-Node Tetrahedral Element
13.5 The Twenty-Node Brick Element
13.6 Examples of Three-Dimensional Elements in ANSYS
13.7 Basic Solid-Modeling Ideas
13.8 A Thermal Example Using ANSYS
13.9 A Structural Example Using ANSYS
Tetrahedral Elements

14. Design and Material Selection
14.1 Engineering Design Process
14.2 Material Selection
14.3 Electrical, Mechanical, and Thermophysical Properties of Materials
14.4 Common Solid Engineering Materials
14.5 Some Common Fluid Materials

15. Design Optimization
15.1 Introduction to Design Optimization
15.2 The Parametric Design Language of ANSYS
15.3 Examples of Batch Files

Appendix A: Mechanical Properties of Some Materials
Appendix B: Thermophysical Properties of Some Materials
Appendix C: Properties of Common Line and Area Shapes
Appendix D: Geometrical Properties of Structural Steel Shapes
Appendix E: ANSYS Workbench Environment and Examples
Appendix F: An introduction to MATLAB

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