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Carl T. F. Ross is the editor of Finite Element Programs in Structural Engineering and Continuum Mechanics PDF Book.
- Chapter 1. Forces in Plane Pin-Jointed Trusses.
- Chapter 2. Bending Moments in Beams.
- Chapter 3. Bending Moments in Rigid-Jointed Plane Frames.
- Chapter 4. Forces in Pin-Jointed Space Trusses.
- Chapter 5. Static Analysis of Three-Dimensional Rigid-Jointed Frames.
- Chapter 6. Vibration of Rigid-Jointed Space Frames.
- Chapter 7. Bending Moments in Grillages.
- Chapter 8. Vibration of Grillages.
- Chapter 9. Slab on Elastic Foundation.
- Chapter 10. In-Plane Stresses in Plates.
- Chapter 11. Bending Stress in Flat Plates.
- Chapter 12. Stresses in Doubly-Curved Shells.
- Chapter 13. In-Plane Vibrations of Plates.
- Chapter 14. Lateral Vibrations of Fiat Plates.
- Chapter 15. Vibration of Thin-Walled, Doubly-Curved Shells.
- Chapter 16. Stresses in Solids.
- Chapter 17. Two Dimensional Field Problems.
- Chapter 18. Solution of Helmholtz's Equation.
This book consists of 18 chapters and 24 computer programs, the latter of which are listed in the appendices of this book. The computer programs cover quite a wide range of problems in engineering science,
from the static analysis of two and three dimensional structures to the stress analysis of thick slabs on elastic foundations, and from two and three dimensional stress analysis problems to two dimensional field problems, including heat transfer and acoustic vibrations.
The book attempts to bridge the gap between theoretical texts on finite element methods, with little or no software support and the giant finite element software packages, which require considerable skill to use. The book is intended to be used as a modern day handbook.
It should prove useful to students and graduates in civil, mechanical, structural, aeronautical and electrical engineering and to naval architects.
The book should also prove useful to consultant engineers, who cannot afford to purchase the giant software packages, and to casual users of finite element methods, who will find it easier to use the enclosed software than the giant complex finite element packages.
The book commences with an introductory chapter, which gives many useful hints and formulae intended for structural design.
Most of the chapters describe how to use a computer program for a particular problem. Chapter 1 describes a computer program for the static analysis of plane pin-jointed trusses and Chapter 2 describes computer programs for analysing continuous beams on rigid and elastic supports.
Chapter 3 describes computer programs for the static analysis of rigidjointed plane frames and frames with a mixture of rigid and pin joints.
Chapter 4 describes a computer program for the static analysis of a pin-jointed space truss, and Chapter 5 describes a computer program for the static analysis of a rigid-jointed space frame.
Chapter 6 describes a computer program for the vibration of a rigid-jointed space frame and Chapter 7 describes a computer progam for the static analysis of orthogonal and skew grids.
Chapter 8 describes a computer program for the free vibration of orthogonal and skew grids. Chapter 9 describes a computer program for the stress analysis of a thick slab on an elastic foundation and Chapter 10 describes computer programs for the stress analysis of in-plane plates, using 3 node triangular elements, and 4 and 8 node isoparametric quadrilateral elements.
Chapter 11 describes a computer program for the stress analysis of the out-of-plane bending of plates, based on small deflection elastic theory, and Chapter 12 describes a computer program for the stress analysis of a doubly curved shell.
Chapter 13 describes a computer program for the in-plane vibration of plates, and Chapter 14 describes a computer program for the out-of-plane vibration of plates.
Chapter 15 describes a computer program for the free vibration of thin-walled doubly curved shells, and Chapter 16 describes a computer program for the stress analysis of solids.
Chapter 17 describes three computer programs for two dimensional field problems. These programs use 3 node triangular elements, and 4 and 8 node isoparametric quadrilateral elements.
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These programs are capable of analysing problems in heat transfer, fluid flow, seepage through porous media, electrostatics, magnetostatics, etc. Chapter 18 describes a computer program which can solve the two dimensional version ofHelmholt'z equation.
This program can analyse problems involving acoustic vibration, the oscillations of water in a lake or enclosed harbour, oscillations in electromagnetic waveguides, etc, etc.
As the finite element method is used in all these programs, the problems for analysis can be of quite complex shape and with quite complex boundary conditions.
All the chapters include worked examples, and some chapters include screendumps ofproblems solved. Acknowledgements The Author would like to thank TASS (AUEW) for permission to extract sections from the seven booklets he wrote for them.
His thanks are extended to Miss Sharon Snook for the considerable care and devotion she showed in typing the book. Warning Although these programs have been written in good faith and after careful testing, neither the author nor the publisher can accept any liability,
whatsoever, for the reliability of the computer programs nor for any statements made, whether implied or otherwise, that might arise through the use ofthese computer programs.
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