From the Back Cover
* a clear outline of programming philosophy
* programs which illustrate analytic rather than numerical evaluation of element properties
* exercises for students to solve
Unique elements of the text include:
* practical problems in Fortran 90
* instructions to the reader for developing their own computer programs which use the finite element method to solve specific problems
* guidelines towards vectorisable/parallelisable programs
* 'Mesh-free' or 'element-by-element' techniques supplanting traditional 'mesh-dependent' or 'global element assembly' methods in every chapter.
These improvements all contribute to a more comprehensive book with a wide appeal, but which will be of particular interest to students and practitioners in the application of the finite element method, and problems related to its use; undergraduates and postgraduates in civil engineering (applications in fields of Geomechanics), mechanical engineering (stress and fluid flow problems), applied mathematics and physics (solution of partial differential equations), and engineers in the fields as indicated above.
About the Author
Professor Griffiths is Professor of Civil Engineering, Division of Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.