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Finite Element Method for Solids and Structures

A Concise Approach


Sung W. Lee, University of Maryland, College Park, Peter W. Chung, University of Maryland, College Park


This innovative approach to teaching the finite element method blends theoretical, textbook-based learning with practical application using online and video resources. This hybrid teaching package features computational software such as MATLAB®, and tutorials presenting software applications such as PTC Creo Parametric, ANSYS APDL, ANSYS Workbench and SolidWorks, complete with detailed annotations and instructions so students can confidently develop hands-on experience. Suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate level classes, students will transition seamlessly between mathematical models and practical commercial software problems,…

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Key features

  • Balances textbook-based theory of the finite element method with in-depth exercises in code implementation and software-based analysis online to prepare students for the workplace
  • Beginning with fundamentals, such as the governing equations for simple structural systems, guides students to understanding how mathematics can be applied to the development of finite element formulations
  • MATLAB® program files provided online for many sample exercise problems, helping students to understand the finite element method without having to code from scratch
  • Tutorial videos with detailed annotations and instructions provide students with self-guided learning using commercial software packages, empowering them to perform sophisticated analyses and build practical experience using industry-accepted tools

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