The aim of this book is to provide professional engineers and students of engineering with a sound working knowledge of the finite element method for engineering analysis and engineering design. This readable text will serve as a guide both to the method, and to its implementation in PAFEC (Program for Automatic Finite Element Calculations) softwar

chapter |7 pages


chapter 1|13 pages

PAFEC-FE and the finite element method

chapter 2|9 pages

PAFEC-FE—an overview

chapter 3|13 pages

The structure of the PAFEC-FE data set

chapter 4|22 pages

The finite element mesh

chapter 5|10 pages

General problem solving strategy

chapter 8|21 pages

Three-dimensional elements

chapter 9|22 pages

Static displacement and stress analysis

chapter 10|30 pages

Geotechnical engineering applications

chapter 11|14 pages

Fracture mechanics analysis