FEM Book Recomendations?
FEM Book Recomendations?
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I would appreciate a few FEM book recomendations for self study in the finite element method.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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RE: FEM Book Recomendations?
But suppose if you are new to this subject I would recommend you to also refer Theory and Applications with Ansys by Saeed Moaveni.
One more book which I feel is very good is Finite Element Handbook by Hayrettin Kardestuncer and Douglas Norrie.
RE: FEM Book Recomendations?
there are many threads, that have discussion on this thema.
Actually, you should realize that most books are written for different level of readers.
E.g. Finite Element Procedures by K.J.Bathe is one for advanced readers, i.s reader with strong basic FEM knowledge. So if you are one of them, you will find it as a nice book. Otherwise try another entry level book mentioned in those threads.
You can also learn FEM by using delivered manuals of any FEM software. ANSYS has a good FEM explanation in their manuals.
regards
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Anyone plz?
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The most examples in K.J.Bathe are talking about structural mechanic problems. Am i misunderstand your statement?
cheers
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David R. Dearth, P.E.
Applied Analysis & Technology
Email "AppliedAT@aol.com"
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DRDearth's comments are right on the head, if we use a computer program like a black box solution to our engineering problems, without understanding the process behind it, how do we know it is correct? How do you check it if you don't have a feel for the correct answer? The computer is still just a "fast slide rule", you still have to know how to state the problem and the method used to solve it, for the answer to make sense.
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i wonder why jheidt2543 & DRDearth have agreement about "use a computer program like a black box solution to our engineering problems, without understanding the process behind it", although this was fully discussed in Thread72721832 : What Level of Theretical Knowledge do FEA Analysists Need?
Beside that, the original question is only about FEM Book Recomendations? So i think the responses should really only about FEM Book Titels. Otherwise the threads on this forums have no meaning, any suggestion?
I personally agree with the FEM Book titel suggestions in this thread. Especially the "Introduction to the Finite Element Method", Hinton & Owen (Swansea Univ), as you know the Zimkiwycs is from there, right?
cheers
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David R. Dearth, P.E.
Applied Analysis & Technology
Email "AppliedAT@aol.com"
RE: FEM Book Recomendations?
Finite Element Procedures by K.J.Bathe is originated also for educational purpose at MIT. It doesn't teach you "how to invert big matrices by hand", no, absolutely not!, but rather the methode to invert those big matrices and some consideration about numerical difficulty. Futhermore it explain the mathematical derivation of some elements and also about dynamic aspect.
May be you have just read the first paragraph about matrice formulation and solution of Bathe, don't you? I think, Bathe is not so stupid to teach you how to invert matrices by hand in the age of computational matrice softwares like MATLAB & co. Beside that, i solve simple problems not with a pencil and paper, but conveniently with mathematical software like MATHCAD.
Your propose to practice, practice, practice… on simple problems with known solutions was also proposed by zuardy before : "learn FEM by using delivered manuals of any FEM software". FEM manuals, e.g. NASTRAN, have always problems examples called verification problems, right?
cheers
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I can have a secretary or my kids input the data into the FEM programs that are out there today! The programs are user friendly, full of graphics and fun to use (a black box). But, my secretary and kids can't interpret the structural meaning of the output. That takes engineering intuition and experiance. DRDearth's suggestion of working on small models with known solutions is a good one. If you can understand the relationship between the program output and the simple, actual structural member it represents then, you can have some confidence in the answeres to the more complex problems. "The longest journey begins with the first step" and proceeds one step at a time.
Thanks again to all for the thoughtful suggestions!
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this is also common mistake in FEA. One is sure that all inputs to FEA program are correct. first, assume you just only input the element types and materials and use the free mesh, but free mesh is in most case not reliable, since it doesn't know your intend. Second, it is also common, that one has mistyped something, so it is a good habit to do a mesh/model checking prior to analysis/solving and of course a kid or secretary can't do it before he/she studies FEA first , right?
regards
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cheers