Finite Element Method,
Edition 1 Physics and Solution Methods
By Sinan Muftu

Publication Date: 19 Jul 2022

Finite Element Method: Physics and Solution Methods aims to provide the reader a sound understanding of the physical systems and solution methods to enable effective use of the finite element method. This book focuses on one- and two-dimensional elasticity and heat transfer problems with detailed derivations of the governing equations. The connections between the classical variational techniques and the finite element method are carefully explained. Following the chapter addressing the classical variational methods, the finite element method is developed as a natural outcome of these methods where the governing partial differential equation is defined over a subsegment (element) of the solution domain. As well as being a guide to thorough and effective use of the finite element method, this book also functions as a reference on theory of elasticity, heat transfer, and mechanics of beams.

Key Features

  • Covers the detailed physics governing the physical systems and the computational methods that provide engineering solutions in one place, encouraging the reader to conduct fully informed finite element analysis
  • Addresses the methodology for modeling heat transfer, elasticity, and structural mechanics problems
  • Extensive worked examples are provided to help the reader to understand how to apply these methods in practice
About the author
By Sinan Muftu, Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, USA
Book details
ISBN: 9780128211274
Page Count: 540
Illustrations : 120 illustrations (30 in full color)
Retail Price : £115.00
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Graduate students of mechanical engineering working on computational problems
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