A First Introduction to the Finite Element Analysis Program MSC Marc/Mentat

Author: Andreas Öchsner,Marco Öchsner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319719157

Category: Science

Page: 158

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This book offers a brief introduction to the general-purpose finite element program MSC Marc, focusing on providing simple examples, often single-element problems, which can easily be related to the theory that is discussed in finite element lectures. As such, it is an ideal companion book to classical introductory courses on the finite element method. MSC Marc is a specialized program for non-linear problems (implicit solver), which is distributed by the MSC Software Corporation and commonly used in academia and industry. The documentation of all finite element programs now includes a variety of step-by-step examples of differing complexity, and all software companies offer professional workshops on different topics. Since the first edition of the book, there have been several new releases of Marc/Mentat and numerous changes. This new edition incorporates the latest Marc/Mentat software developments and new examples.

The Finite Element Analysis Program MSC Marc/Mentat

A First Introduction

Author: Andreas Öchsner,Marco Öchsner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811008213

Category: Science

Page: 136

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Based on simple examples, this book offers a short introduction to the general-purpose finite element program MSC Marc, a specialized program for non-linear problems (implicit solver) distributed by the MSC Software Corporation, which is commonly used in academia and industry. Today the documentation of all finite element programs includes a variety of step-by-step examples of differing complexity, and in addition, all software companies offer professional workshops on different topics. As such, rather than competing with these, the book focuses on providing simple examples, often single-element problems, which can easily be related to the theory that is discussed in finite element lectures. This makes it an ideal companion book to classical introductory courses on the finite element method.

Advanced Finite Element Simulation with MSC Marc

Application of User Subroutines

Author: Zia Javanbakht,Andreas Öchsner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319476688

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 347

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This book offers an in-depth insight into the general-purpose finite element program MSC Marc, which is distributed by MSC Software Corporation. It is a specialized program for nonlinear problems (implicit solver) which is common in academia and industry. The primary goal of this book is to provide a comprehensive introduction to a special feature of this software: the user can write user-subroutines in the programming language Fortran, which is the language of all classical finite element packages. This subroutine feature allows the user to replace certain modules of the core code and to implement new features such as constitutive laws or new elements. Thus, the functionality of commercial codes (‘black box’) can easily be extended by linking user written code to the main core of the program. This feature allows to take advantage of a commercial software package with the flexibility of a ‘semi-open’ code.

Computational Statics and Dynamics

An Introduction Based on the Finite Element Method

Author: Andreas Öchsner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811007330

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 485

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This book introduces readers to modern computational mechanics based on the finite element method. It helps students succeed in mechanics courses by showing them how to apply the fundamental knowledge they gained in the first years of their engineering education to more advanced topics. In order to deepen readers’ understanding of the derived equations and theories, each chapter also includes supplementary problems. These problems start with fundamental knowledge questions on the theory presented in the chapter, followed by calculation problems. In total over 80 such calculation problems are provided, along with brief solutions for each. This book is especially designed to meet the needs of Australian students, reviewing the mathematics covered in their first two years at university. The 13-week course comprises three hours of lectures and two hours of tutorials per week.

Practical Stress Analysis with Finite Elements

Author: Bryan J. Mac Donald

Publisher: Glasnevin Publishing

ISBN: 0955578108

Category: Computers

Page: 346

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Practical Stress Analysis with Finite Elements is an ideal introductory text for newcomers to finite element analysis who wish to learn how to use FEA. Unlike many other books which claim to be at an introductory level, this book does not weigh the reader down with theory but rather provides the minimum amount of theory needed to understand how to practically perform an analysis using a finite element analysis software package. Newcomers to FEA generally want to learn how to apply FEA to their particular problem and consequently the emphasis of this book is on practical FE procedures. The information in this book is an invaluable guide and reference for both undergraduate and postgraduate engineering students and for practising engineers. * Emphasises practical finite element analysis with commercially available finite element software packages. * Presented in a generic format that is not specific to any particular finite element software but clearly shows the methodology required for successful FEA. * Focused entirely on structural stress analysis. * Offers specific advice on the type of element to use, the best material model to use, the type of analysis to use and which type of results to look for. * Provides specific, no nonsense advice on how to fix problems in the analysis. * Contains over 300 illustrations * Provides 9 detailed case studies which specifically show you how to perform various types of analyses. Are you tired of picking up a book that claims to be on "practical" finite element analysis only to find that it is full of the same old theory rehashed and contains no advice to help you plan your analysis? If so then this book is for you! The emphasis of this book is ondoing FEA, not writing a FE code. A method is provided to help you plan your analysis, a chapter is devoted to each choice you have to make when building your model giving you clear and specific advice. Finally nine case studies are provided which illustrate the points made in the main text and take you slowely through your first finite element analyses. The book is written in such a way that it is not specific to any particular FE software so it doesn't matter which FE software you use, this book can help you!

Computational Statics Revision Course

Author: Zia Javanbakht,Andreas Öchsner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319674625

Category: Science

Page: 206

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This revision and work book offers a very specific concept for learning the finite element method applying it to problems from statics of: It skips all the classical derivations and focusses only the essential final results. Based on these `essentials', fully solved example problems are presented. To facilitate the initial learning process, the authors compiled 10 recommended steps for a linear finite element solution procedure (`hand calculation') and all the solved examples follow this simple scheme. These 10 recommended steps help engineering students to master the finite element method and guide through fundamental standard problems, although there are neither 10 recommended steps for real-life engineering problems nor 10 standard problems that cover all possible problems that a young engineer may face during his first years of professional work. This revision course accompanies the textbook "Computational Statics and Dynamics: An Introduction Based on the Finite Element Method" by the same authors.

Superplastic Forming of Advanced Metallic Materials

Methods and Applications

Author: G Giuliano

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0857092774

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

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Ultra fine-grained metals can show exceptional ductility, known as superplasticity, during sheet forming. The higher ductility of superplastic metals makes it possible to form large and complex components in a single operation without joints or rivets. The result is less waste, lower weight and manufacturing costs, high precision and lack of residual stress associated with welding which makes components ideal for aerospace, automotive and other applications. Superplastic forming of advanced metallic materials summarises key recent research on this important process. Part one reviews types of superplastic metals, standards for superplastic forming, processes and equipment. Part two discusses ways of modelling superplastic forming processes whilst the final part of the book considers applications, including superplastic forming of titanium, aluminium and magnesium alloys. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Superplastic forming of advanced metallic materials is a valuable reference for metallurgists and engineers in such sectors as aerospace and automotive engineering. Note: The Publishers wish to point out an error in the authorship of Chapter 3 which was originally listed as: G. Bernhart, Clément Ader Institute, France. The correct authorship is: G Bernhart, P. Lours, T. Cutard, V. Velay, Ecole des Mines Albi, France and F. Nazaret, Aurock, France. The Publishers apologise to the authors for this error. Reviews types of superplastic metals and standards for superplastic forming Discusses the modelling of superplastic forming, including mathematical and finite element modelling Examines various applications, including superplastic forming of titanium, aluminiun and magnesium alloys

Non-Linear Finite Element Analysis in Structural Mechanics

Author: Wilhelm Rust

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319133802

Category: Science

Page: 363

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This monograph describes the numerical analysis of non-linearities in structural mechanics, i.e. large rotations, large strain (geometric non-linearities), non-linear material behaviour, in particular elasto-plasticity as well as time-dependent behaviour, and contact. Based on that, the book treats stability problems and limit-load analyses, as well as non-linear equations of a large number of variables. Moreover, the author presents a wide range of problem sets and their solutions. The target audience primarily comprises advanced undergraduate and graduate students of mechanical and civil engineering, but the book may also be beneficial for practising engineers in industry.

Understanding Mechanics

Author: A. J. Sadler,D. W. S. Thorning

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199146758

Category: Mechanics

Page: 506

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One of the clearest and most straightforward texts ever published, Understanding Mechanics covers all the topics required in the single-subject A Level. It is equally appropriate for those preparing for other Mathematics examinations at A Level and for students on technical courses in further and higher education. Key Points: DT Principles are introduced in a simple and direct manner and all have worked examples DT Ample opportunity is given for practice with questions and exercises carefully graded to provide a steady progression DT Each chapter closes with a comprehensive selection of recent examination questions DT Answers are given at the back of the book

Fourth International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures

Author: Z Y Shen,G.Q. Li,Y.Y. Chen,Q.L. Zhang,S.L. Chan

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080526324

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1400

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This two volume proceedings contains 11 invited keynote papers, 33 invited papers, and 225 contributed papers presented at the Fourth International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures (ICASS '05) held on 13-15 June 2005 in Shanghai, China. ICASS provides a forum for discussion and dissemination by researchers and designers of recent advances in the analysis, behaviour, design and construction of steel structures. Contributions to the papers came from 22 countries around the world and cover a wide spectrum of topics including: Constructional Steel, Hybrid Structures, Nonferrous Metals, Analysis of Beams and Columns, Computations, Frames, Design, Space Structures, Fabrication, along with a variety of other key subjects presented at the conference.

Structural Shell Analysis

Understanding and Application

Author: Johan Blaauwendraad,Jeroen H. Hoefakker

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400767013

Category: Science

Page: 300

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The mathematical description of the properties of a shell is much more elaborate than those of beam and plate structures. Therefore many engineers and architects are unacquainted with aspects of shell behaviour and design, and are not familiar with sufficiently reliable shell theories for the different shell types as derived in the middle of the 20th century. Rather than contributing to theory development, this university textbook focuses on architectural and civil engineering schools. Of course, practising professionals will profit from it as well. The book deals with thin elastic shells, in particular with cylindrical, conical and spherical types, and with elliptic and hyperbolic paraboloids. The focus is on roofs, chimneys, pressure vessels and storage tanks. Special attention is paid to edge bending disturbance zones, which is indispensable knowledge in FE meshing. A substantial part of the book results from research efforts in the mid 20th century at Delft University of Technology. As such, it is a valuable addition to the body of shell research literature of continuing importance. This work can be used for university courses. It also shows professionals how to perform manual calculations of the main force flow in shell structures, and provides guidance for structural engineers estimating stresses and deformations.

Foundations of Engineering Acoustics

Author: Frank J. Fahy

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080506838

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 443

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Foundations of Engineering Acoustics takes the reader on a journey from a qualitative introduction to the physical nature of sound, explained in terms of common experience, to mathematical models and analytical results which underlie the techniques applied by the engineering industry to improve the acoustic performance of their products. The book is distinguished by extensive descriptions and explanations of audio-frequency acoustic phenomena and their relevance to engineering, supported by a wealth of diagrams, and by a guide for teachers of tried and tested class demonstrations and laboratory-based experiments. Foundations of Engineering Acoustics is a textbook suitable for both senior undergraduate and postgraduate courses in mechanical, aerospace, marine, and possibly electrical and civil engineering schools at universities. It will be a valuable reference for academic teachers and researchers and will also assist Industrial Acoustic Group staff and Consultants. Comprehensive and up-to-date: broad coverage, many illustrations, questions, elaborated answers, references and a bibliography Introductory chapter on the importance of sound in technology and the role of the engineering acoustician Deals with the fundamental concepts, principles, theories and forms of mathematical representation, rather than methodology Frequent reference to practical applications and contemporary technology Emphasizes qualitative, physical introductions to each principal as an entrée to mathematical analysis for the less theoretically oriented readers and courses Provides a 'cook book' of demonstrations and laboratory-based experiments for teachers Useful for discussing acoustical problems with non-expert clients/managers because the descriptive sections are couched in largely non-technical language and any jargon is explained Draws on the vast pedagogic experience of the writer

Damage Mechanics with Finite Elements

Practical Applications with Computer Tools

Author: P.I. Kattan,G.Z. Voyiadjis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642563848

Category: Science

Page: 113

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The major goal of this book is to present the implementation of some damage models with finite elements. The damage models are based on the principles of continuum damage mechanics and the effective stress concept. Several books have appeared recently on damage mechanics but are mostly theoretical in nature. Alternatively, this book provides a complete finite element program that includes the effects of damage. The book consists of two parts. Part I includes two chapters mainly review ing topics from finite element analysis and continuum damage mechanics. The reader is cautioned that the material contained in this part is introductor- other references must be consulted for the theoretical aspects of these topics. For a complete theoretical treatment of the subject, the reader is referred to the book Advances in Damage Mechanics: Metals and Metal Matrix Composites by Voyiadjis and Kattan, published in 1999. In Part II the finite element program DNA is introduced in three chapters. DNA stands for "Da mage Nonlinear Analysis". The program can be used for the analysis of elasto plastic material behavior including the effects of damage within the frame work of damage mechanics. Two versions of DNA are presented - one for small strain analysis and one for finite strain analysis. The program makes extensive calls to a library of tensor operations developed by the authors. The tensor library is extensively outlined in the last chapter of the book.

Introduction to Radiation Protection

Practical Knowledge for Handling Radioactive Sources

Author: Claus Grupen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642025860

Category: Science

Page: 417

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This account of sources of ionizing radiation and methods of radiation protection describes units of radiation protection, measurement techniques, biological effects, environmental radiation and many applications. Each chapter contains problems with solutions.

Finite Elements, Electromagnetics and Design

Author: S.R.H. Hoole

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080531687

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 468

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Advanced topics of research in field computation are explored in this publication. Contributions have been sourced from international experts, ensuring a comprehensive specialist perspective. A unity of style has been achieved by the editor, who has specifically inserted appropriate cross-references throughout the volume, plus a single collected set of references at the end. The book provides a multi-faceted overview of the power and effectiveness of computation techniques in engineering electromagnetics. In addition to examining recent and current developments, it is hoped that it will stimulate further research in the field.

An Introduction to Bayesian Analysis

Theory and Methods

Author: Jayanta K. Ghosh,Mohan Delampady,Tapas Samanta

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387354336

Category: Mathematics

Page: 354

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This is a graduate-level textbook on Bayesian analysis blending modern Bayesian theory, methods, and applications. Starting from basic statistics, undergraduate calculus and linear algebra, ideas of both subjective and objective Bayesian analysis are developed to a level where real-life data can be analyzed using the current techniques of statistical computing. Advances in both low-dimensional and high-dimensional problems are covered, as well as important topics such as empirical Bayes and hierarchical Bayes methods and Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) techniques. Many topics are at the cutting edge of statistical research. Solutions to common inference problems appear throughout the text along with discussion of what prior to choose. There is a discussion of elicitation of a subjective prior as well as the motivation, applicability, and limitations of objective priors. By way of important applications the book presents microarrays, nonparametric regression via wavelets as well as DMA mixtures of normals, and spatial analysis with illustrations using simulated and real data. Theoretical topics at the cutting edge include high-dimensional model selection and Intrinsic Bayes Factors, which the authors have successfully applied to geological mapping. The style is informal but clear. Asymptotics is used to supplement simulation or understand some aspects of the posterior.

Dental Biomechanics

Author: Arturo N. Natali

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203514849

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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Dental Biomechanics provides a comprehensive, timely, and wide-reaching survey of the relevant aspects of biomechanical investigation within the dental field. Leading the reader through the mechanical analysis of dental problems in dental implants, orthodontics, and natural tooth mechanics, this book covers an increasingly important and popular subject area. It also addresses a number of contemporary discussions including: Hard and soft tissue mechanics Relief procedures using computer tomography, evaluation of image processing techniques, and pre-surgical activity Dental materials relating to implants, titanium cast devices, metallurgic problems and implant surface treatments Mechanical testing procedures for reliability evaluation of dental devices Relevant aspects of clinical practice with reference to biomechanical problems Orthodontic treatments in relation to the mechanical characteristics of orthodontic appliances Numerical modeling in dental biomechanics, highlighting the relevance of this approach for the investigation of dental problems Mechanics of materials A unique book, Dental Biomechanics will be of interest to all bioengineers and clinicians with its presentation of a multidisciplinary approach to dental biomechanics based on mechanical, clinical, and chemical-physical knowledge.

A Disaggregate Freight Transport Model for Germany

Author: Sascha Reiche

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3658191538

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 375

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Sascha Reiche develops a multi-modal commodity class specific freight model at the level of firms for the area of Germany that allows integration of macroscopic as well as disaggregate input data. Three modes of transport and 30 types of goods at the spatial level of 403 national and 29 international regions are considered, taking into account supply chain specifications of 88 different German business branches. The goal of this model is to provide fundamental insights into domestic freight transport organisations which should prove useful to decision makers with reference to the subject.

An Introduction to the Kinetic Theory of Gases

Author: James Jeans

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521092326

Category: Science

Page: 311

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This book can be described as a student's edition of the author's Dynamical Theory of Gases. It is written, however, with the needs of the student of physics and physical chemistry in mind, and those parts of which the interest was mainly mathematical have been discarded. This does not mean that the book contains no serious mathematical discussion; the discussion in particular of the distribution law is quite detailed; but in the main the mathematics is concerned with the discussion of particular phenomena rather than with the discussion of fundamentals.