**LEARN FINITE ELEMENT THEORY AND HOW TO APPLY IT**

This book is an accessible introduction to finite element analysis.

The exposition moves gradually from simplke concepts to more advanced theory, with the goal of making competent applications based on sold understanding. In addition to theory, considerable attention is given to practical matters: modeling for finite element analysis, checking computed results for errors, and revising an analysis as needed.

**FEATURES:**

- Basic theory is clearly explained.
- Includes over 500 analytical problems.
- Structural mechanics is emphasized.
- Dynamics, nonlinearity, and heat transfer are treated.
- Includes application examples with solution critiques.

**ACCOMPANYING SOFTWARE:**

Any finite element analysis software can be used with this book.

However, *VisualFEA* (ISBN 0471-21207-5) developed by Intuitive Software, Inc. is available from Wiley for packaging with this book.

*VisualFEA* is exceptionally easy-to-use and powerful finite element analysis software with computer-based training tools for teaching and learning the finite element method. For both Windows and Mac operating systems. (For those seeking more emphasis on implementation, Fortran coding is available as described in the Preface.)

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This textbook introduces finite element analysis, moving gradually from simple concepts to more advanced theories. Practical matters are also discussed, including modeling for finite element analysis, checking computed results for errors, and revising analyses. Structural mechanics are emphasized. Dynamics, nonlinearity, and heat transfer are also covered. Approximately 500 analytic problems are included. The authors teach engineering physics and engineering mechanics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)