Finite Element Simulations with ANSYS Workbench 12

Out of Print
Published March 5, 2010
589 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-604-2


Key Features

  • A comprehensive book using step-by-step tutorials
  • Covers relevant background knowledge
  • Uses real-world cases studies

In Detail

Finite Element Simulations with ANSYS Workbench 12 is a comprehensive and easy to understand workbook. It utilizes step-by-step instructions to help guide readers to learn finite element simulations. Twenty seven cases are used throughout the book. Many of these cases are industrial or research projects the reader builds from scratch. An accompanying DVD contains all the files readers may need if they have trouble. Relevant background knowledge is reviewed whenever necessary. To be efficient, the review is conceptual rather than mathematical, short, yet comprehensive. Key concepts are inserted whenever appropriate and summarized at the end of each chapter. Additional exercises or extension research problems are provided as homework at the end of each chapter.

A learning approach emphasizing hands-on experiences spreads though this entire book. A typical chapter consists of 6 sections. The first two provide two step-by-step examples. The third section tries to complement the exercises by providing a more systematic view of the chapter subject. The following two sections provide more exercises. The final section provides review problems.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Sketching
  3. 2D Simulations
  4. 3D Solid Modeling
  5. 3D Simulations
  6. Surface Models
  7. Line Models
  8. Optimization
  9. Meshing
  10. Buckling and Stress Stiffening
  11. Modal Analysis
  12. Structural Dynamics
  13. Nonlinear Simulations
  14. Nonlinear Materials
  15. Explicit Dynamics