The Finite Element Methods
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The Finite Element Methods book
In previous chapters, we familiarized ourselves with tools for developing an understanding of heat transfer, shock, and vibration issues. Although these tools may suffice in solving design issues, they are not appropriate for conducting in-depth analyses. For realistic problems of today, a numerical-and mainly finite element-method is used. Nowadays, it is possible to use computer-aided design (CAD) software to “design” a system and then, with click of a button, solve for stresses and strains in various components without the slightest notion of any degree of accuracy.