# Introduction to Approximate Solution Techniques, Numerical Modeling, and Finite Element Methods (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

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Rating | : | 4.38 (545 Votes) |

Asin | : | 082470679X |

Format Type | : | paperback |

Number of Pages | : | 664 Pages |

Publish Date | : | 2017-06-05 |

Language | : | English |

DESCRIPTION:

Discusses the general notion of approximate solutions and associated errors! With 1500 equations and more than 750 references, drawings, and tables, Introduction to Approximate Solution Techniques, Numerical Modeling, and Finite Element Methods:Describes the approximate solution of ordinary and partial differential equations using the finite difference methodCovers the method of weighted residuals, including specific weighting and trial functions Considers variational methods Highlights all aspects associated with the formulation of finite element equations Outlines meshing of the solution domain, nodal specifications, solution of global equations, solution refinement, and assessment of resultsContaining appendices that present concise overviews of topics and serve as rudimentary tutorials for professionals and students without a background in computational mechanics, Introduction to Approximate Solution Techniques, Numeric

A good book to start learning finite element method xerf I used this book as textbook for an introductory course in Finite Element Method (FEM). Most of the book deals with linear FEM (Ch.6 to Ch.13). It is a well structured book written for (seniors and first year graduate) students in Civil and Mechanical Engineers. Therefore, the math style is the one typically seen in Engineering Mathematics texts. The FEM is described mostly using matrix notation (rather than index notation specific to Continuum Mechani