The Finite Element Method
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The Finite Element Method book
The finite element method is the dominant computational tool of contemporary structural and solid mechanics. It permits difficult problems of complicated geometry to be solved with relative ease. A number of finite element-based general purpose computer programs for analysis and design are available to the engineer. These programs can be used to solve an array of difficult structural engineering problems. An introduction to finite element technology from the viewpoint of the structural mechanics philosophy of this book is presented in this chapter.