The nine lessons in this book introduce the reader to effective finite element problem solving by demonstrating the use of the comprehensive ANSYS FEM software in a series of step-by-step tutorials.
Topics covered include problems involving trusses, plane stress, plane strain, axisymmetric and three-dimensional geometries, beams, plates, conduction and convection heat transfer, thermal stress, and more. The tutorials are suitable for either professional or student use.
Table of Contents
Lesson 1 - Trusses
Lesson 2 - Plane Stress, Plane Strain
Lesson 3 - Axisymmetric Problems
Lesson 4 - Three-Dimensional Problems
Lesson 5 - Beams
Lesson 6 - Plates
Lesson 7 - Heat Transfer, Thermal Stress
Lesson 8 - p-Method
Lesson 9 - Selected Topics
A good value for practical use of ANSYS
This book provides a detailed use or tutorial of how to use ANSYS for general introduction type problems, such a linear static analysis. It gives you a feel for how to input ASCII files into ANSYS for preprocessing, solving, and postprocessing. It also covers interactive use of the program. There were a couple of minor errors but I would overall recommend this product to others that are starting with ANSYS and need a guide on how to use it. No detailed FEA theory is given, which I think is a good thing for the focus of the book, to get that you'll have to buy another book.