Best Reference Books – Introduction to Finite Elements Methods

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Introduction To Finite Elements Methods subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Introduction To Finite Elements Methods along with reviews.

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1. “Introduction to Finite Elements in Engineering” by T R Chandrupatla and A D Belegundu

Book Review: This is a very suitable textbook for graduate and undergraduate students and also to the practicing engineers in the field of finite elements in engineering. The book covers all the concepts related to finite element methodologies. The book also contains numerous examples and exercises that involve engineering applications. The book explains concepts in the form of self contained computer programs. The book has been revised and updates thereby containing many additional topics.

2. “Introduction to the Finite Element Method” by J N Reddy

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Book Review: This book very nicely explains the mathematics underlying the concepts of finite element method and also provides a generic approach to the engineering application areas. The book contains numerous examples and homework problems that cover most of the engineering areas thereby making the book suitable for engineering majors. The book also has solutions to end-of-chapter problems and also contains new chapters on FEM1D, FEM2D computer programs and many more.

3. “Finite Element Analysis: Theory and Programming” by C S Krishnamoorthy

Book Review: This book provides in depth description of theory along with many computer programs that is very easily understandable by the students and engineers for stress analysis. The book also develops the finite element formulations with the help of easy to follow derivations required for the analysis of plane stress and strain, axisymmetric solid, plate bending, three dimensional solid and shell programs. The book explains concepts in the form of self contained computer programs. The book has been revised and updates thereby containing many additional topics.

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4. “Introduction to Approximate Solution Techniques, Numerical Modeling, & Finite Element Methods” by Victor N Kaliakin

“Introduction to Approximate Solution Techniques, Numerical Modeling, & Finite Element Methods” Book Review: The purpose of this book is to introduce the readers with approximation solution techniques and finite element methods. The topics like governing equations, computer storage, finite difference method, weighted residuals, finite element method and its analysis, element interpolation function, element mapping, implementation, and modeling are described in detail. Each chapter ends with a bunch of exercises. The later section of the book is written from a mathematical point of view thus contains many equations and mathematical concepts. The content of the book is explained using diagrams, figures, and tables. The book will be suitable for civil, mechanical, structural, aerospace, and industrial engineers.

5. “Introduction to Finite Element, Boundary Element, and Meshless Methods” by Darrell W Pepper

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“Introduction to Finite Element, Boundary Element, and Meshless Methods” Book Review: The book presents a reader friendly theory of finite elements and then describes boundary element and meshless methods in detail. It begins with the description of finite differences, finite volume, finite element, boundary element, and meshless methods. All these methods are clearly explained using 1D examples. Moving forward, the book highlights the development and progress in finite, boundary, and meshless methods. The book also introduces some other techniques related to the preceding methods.

6. “Introduction to The Finite Element Method : A Numerical Method for Engineering Analysis” by Chandrakant S Desai
7. “Introduction to Finite Element Method” by Godbole P N

“Introduction to Finite Element Method” Book Review: The book will be suitable for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of civil and mechanical engineering. It is basically for the students interested in stress analysis but will be useful for other backgrounds as well as practicing engineers. The book contains a detailed description of Isoparametric elements, numerical integration, shell elements, non-linear problems, dynamic analysis, and Rayleigh-Ritz method. The solution techniques of equations and numerical integration are highlighted. It contains a chapter based on shape functions. The featured topics are clearly explained with the help of examples.

8. “A Pragmatic Introduction to the Finite Element Method for Thermal and Stress Analysis” by Petr Krysl

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“A Pragmatic Introduction to the Finite Element Method for Thermal and Stress Analysis” Book Review: The book presents a detailed description of Galerkin finite element method required in transient heat conduction and elastodynamics. The chapters based on boundary conditions and weighted residuals methods are included in this piece of writing. The book explains both derivation as well as the implementation of the governing equations. The problems related to initial boundary conditions are given for self-study and self-assessment. Plenty of examples are used to illustrate given methods and equations.

9. “Introduction to the Finite Element Method: Theory, Programming and Applications” by Erik G Thompson

“Introduction to the Finite Element Method: Theory, Programming and Applications” Book Review: The book offers an introduction to the finite element method with the help of its theory and coding. The initial chapters of the book features topics like calculus of variation, finite element program, linear second order differential equations, finite element functions, and Poisson’s equation. The remaining chapters thoroughly explain higher order elements, analysis of transient behavior, elasticity, and higher order equations. A chapter highlighting the program used for solving two-dimensional boundary value problems is included. The topics are explained using many equations, formulas, diagrams, figures, and examples. The applications of finite element methods, used for solving various engineering problems are mentioned in this book.

10. “Multiscale Finite Element Methods: Theory and Applications” by Yalchin Efendiev Thomas Y Hou

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“Multiscale Finite Element Methods: Theory and Applications” Book Review: The book is an excellent blend of practical concepts, numerical results, and analysis of multiscale finite element methods. The chapters of this book include multiscale finite elements, multiscale finite element methods, applications of multiscale finite element methods, and analysis of various problems and cases. Each chapter ends with numerical examples. The book will be beneficial for the graduate students in applied mathematics and multiscale computations. It will be equally important for the engineers and applied scientists related to multiscale simulations.

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