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The Finite Element Method: Its Basis and Fundamentals, Sixth Edition [Hardcover]

Olek C Zienkiewicz , Robert L Taylor , J.Z. Zhu
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May 2, 2005 0750663200 978-0750663205 6
The Sixth Edition of this influential best-selling book delivers the most up-to-date and comprehensive text and reference yet on the basis of the finite element method (FEM) for all engineers and mathematicians. Since the appearance of the first edition 38 years ago, The Finite Element Method provides arguably the most authoritative introductory text to the method, covering the latest developments and approaches in this dynamic subject, and is amply supplemented by exercises, worked solutions and computer algorithms.

. The classic FEM text, written by the subject's leading authors
. Enhancements include more worked examples and exercises, plus a companion website with a solutions manual and downloadable algorithms
. With a new chapter on automatic mesh generation and added materials on shape function development and the use of higher order elements in solving elasticity and field problems

Active research has shaped The Finite Element Method into the pre-eminent tool for the modelling of physical systems. It maintains the comprehensive style of earlier editions, while presenting the systematic development for the solution of problems modelled by linear differential equations.

Together with the second and third self-contained volumes (0750663219 and 0750663227), The Finite Element Method Set (0750664312) provides a formidable resource covering the theory and the application of FEM, including the basis of the method, its application to advanced solid and structural mechanics and to computational fluid dynamics.

* The classic introduction to the finite element method, by two of the subject's leading authors
* Any professional or student of engineering involved in understanding the computational modelling of physical systems will inevitably use the techniques in this key text
* Enhancements include more worked examples, exercises, plus a companion website with a worked solutions manual for tutors and downloadable algorithms

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It is very difficult to write a book which covers the entire finite element field. ..The authors have made a splendid attempt at a very difficult task. The books remain a tremendous bargain...and are an invaluable guide to the entire field of finite elements. If you are serious about working on finite elements you cannot do without this book.
Mathematics Today, August 2001.

"...the publication of the first edition was an epoch making is written by...the greatest theorist of the subject. If you are serious about finite elements, this is a book that you simply cannot afford to be without."
International Journal of Numerical Methods in Engineering.

"..the pre-eminent reference work on finite element analysis." Applied Mechanical Review

"...a very good book...presentation is first class...will be of great assistance to all engineers and scientists interested in the method...a very commendable piece of work." Journal of the British Society for Strain Measurement

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Nobody who is serious about the Finite Element Method can afford to be without this introductory book by two of FEM's pioneers

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 752 pages
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 6 edition (May 2, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750663200
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750663205
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 7 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,066,396 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars The finite element method bible June 23, 1998
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There is no more complete review of the finite element method. Furthermore, all notation is written in matrix from without any hard to read diadics. Every section gives explicitly, the implementation of the procedure discussed so there's no guess work required.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for starters in the field January 31, 2000
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This is the ideal book for beginners in finite elements, though the approach is slightly more theoretical. If you have a good background in linear algebra and are comfortable with matrices etc, you should have no trouble finishing this one. You can aim at the definitive work by Professor Bathe after finishing this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The milestone in FE analysis July 13, 2000
This book is really THE milestone, the only one I really enjoy. A page-turner, a must for all people into FE stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Zienkiewicz and Taylor: Professors of the Century October 21, 1999
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The enormous influence Zienkiewicz and Taylor have had on the profession of engineering as mentors, teachers, engineers, and researchers, places them among the very best professors this century has seen. May I take this opportunity at to pay tribute to such professors worldwide for the spirit they infuse, dynamism they create, and the legacy of selfless service and excellence they leave behind. Students of 21st century will be grateful that Zienkiewicz and Taylor went before them.
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