The Finite Element Method and Applications in Engineering Using ANSYS®

  • Erdogan Madenci
  • Ibrahim Guven

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Erdogan Madenci, Ibrahim Guven
    Pages 1-13
  3. Erdogan Madenci, Ibrahim Guven
    Pages 15-33
  4. Erdogan Madenci, Ibrahim Guven
    Pages 35-74
  5. Erdogan Madenci, Ibrahim Guven
    Pages 75-137
  6. Erdogan Madenci, Ibrahim Guven
    Pages 139-175
  7. Erdogan Madenci, Ibrahim Guven
    Pages 177-279
  8. Erdogan Madenci, Ibrahim Guven
    Pages 281-312
  9. Erdogan Madenci, Ibrahim Guven
    Pages 313-454
  10. Erdogan Madenci, Ibrahim Guven
    Pages 455-537
  11. Erdogan Madenci, Ibrahim Guven
    Pages 539-594
  12. Erdogan Madenci, Ibrahim Guven
    Pages 595-650
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 651-656

About this book


This textbook offers theoretical and practical knowledge of the finite element method. The book equips readers with the skills required to analyze engineering problems using ANSYS®, a commercially available FEA program. Revised and updated, this new edition presents the most current ANSYS® commands and ANSYS® screen shots, as well as modeling steps for each example problem. This self-contained, introductory text minimizes the need for additional reference material by covering both the fundamental topics in finite element methods and advanced topics concerning modeling and analysis. It focuses on the use of ANSYS® through both the Graphics User Interface (GUI) and the ANSYS® Parametric Design Language (APDL). Extensive examples from a range of engineering disciplines are presented in a straightforward, step-by-step fashion. Key topics include: 
• An introduction to FEM
• Fundamentals and analysis capabilities of ANSYS®
• Fundamentals of discretization and approximation functions
• Modeling techniques and mesh generation in ANSYS®
• Weighted residuals and minimum potential energy
• Development of macro files
• Linear structural analysis
• Heat transfer and moisture diffusion
• Nonlinear structural problems
• Advanced subjects such as submodeling, substructuring, interaction with external files, and modification of ANSYS®-GUI 

Electronic supplementary material for using ANSYS® can be found at This convenient online feature, which includes color figures, screen shots and input files for sample problems, allows for regeneration on the reader’s own computer. Students, researchers, and practitioners alike will find this an essential guide to predicting and simulating the physical behavior of complex engineering systems."



ANSYS approximation discretization linear structure analysis minimum potential energy the finite element method

Authors and affiliations

  • Erdogan Madenci
    • 1
  • Ibrahim Guven
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Aerospace and Mechanical EngineeringThe University of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical and Nuclear EngineeringVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-7549-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-7550-8
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