This book is primarily intended to meet the requirements for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students of Mechanical Engineering course at various Indian universities. Finite Element Method is a foundation course in Aerospace Engineering. The objective of this book is to present Finite Element Method in an easily understandable manner. This book is the outcome of extensive teaching of the subject at various levels by the author and his persuation by students and colleagues.
Cover; Preface; Contents; Chapter 1 Fundamental Concepts; Chapter 2 Matrix Algebra and Gaussian Elimination; Chapter 3 One-dimensional Problems; Chapter 4 Trusses; Chapter 5 Two-Dimensional Problems Using Constant Strain Triangles; Chapter 6 Three-Dimensional Finite Elements; Chapter 7 Isoparametric Elements, Numerical Integration and Higher Order Elements; Chapter 8 Dynamic Analysis; Chapter 9 Axi-Symmetric Elements; Appendix I; Appendix II