Easy Finite Element Method with Software explains fundamentals of the finite element method so that it is easy to understand. The book includes a finite element color graphics software which is simple to use on personal computers or notebooks. The finite element theory described in the book together with the accompanied software can help beginners to understand the entire process of the method quickly. The book presents the use of the method for analyzing problems in different disciplines. These include: (a) thermal, (b) stress, (c) thermal stress, (d) potential flow, (e) viscous flow, and (f) high-speed compressible flow problems. Their differential equations, finite element equations and matrices are presented. The accompanied software, EasyFEM, was developed for beginners who had little or no background on using a finite element software. The software combines both the color graphics visualization and the finite element analyzer.
Easy Finite Element Method with Software