- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: June 2012
- Print publication year: 2009
- Online ISBN: 9780511807879
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511807879
This book tackles the question: how can an engineer with a powerful finite element program but modest background knowledge of mechanics solve unfamiliar problems?Engineering educators will find this book to be a new and exciting approach to helping students engage with complex ideas. Practising engineers who use finite element methods to solve problems in solids and structures will extend the range of problems they can solve as well as accelerate their learning on new problems.This book's special strengths include:A thoroughly modern approach to learning and understanding mechanics problemsComprehensive coverage of a large collection of problems ranging from static to dynamic and from linear to nonlinear, applied to a variety of structures and componentsAccompanying software that is sophisticated and versatile and is available for free from the book's websiteAbility to complement any standard finite element textbook.