Focusing on the formulation and application of the finite element method through the integration of finite element theory, code development, and software application, the book is both introductory and self-contained, as well as being a hands-on experience for any student.
This authoritative text on Finite Elements:
A First Course in Finite Elements is the ideal practical introductory course for junior and senior undergraduate students from a variety of science and engineering disciplines. The accompanying advanced topics at the end of each chapter also make it suitable for courses at graduate level, as well as for practitioners who need to attain or refresh their knowledge of finite elements through private study.
The authors clearly explain the theory and give practical examples that are easy to follow.
It has a very nice blend of theory and implementation of the finite element method written by two leaders (J. Fish and T. Belytschko) in the field.
The authors of the text are two of the best and most famous researchers in the subject, making the text all the more insightful.
Even though I didn't read the whole book. I just read the first 2 chapter, that was enough for my course. It came with a CD as well.Published 19 months ago by Rajasekhar S. Gavini
This book is very well written by two top experts in the field. The authors clearly explain the theory and give practical examples that are easy to follow. Read morePublished on July 29, 2008 by Haim Waisman
This book is an excellent introduction to FEM particularly for undergraduates, or anyone who were not previously exposed to FEM ideas. Read morePublished on July 29, 2008 by C. Oskay