The Finite Element Method: A Practical Course by G.r. LiuThe Finite Element Method: A Practical Course by G.r. Liu

The Finite Element Method: A Practical Course

byG.r. Liu, S. S. QuekEditorG.r. Liu

Paperback | September 13, 2013

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Written for practicing engineers and students alike, this book emphasizes the role of finite element modeling and simulation in the engineering design process. It provides the necessary theories and techniques of the FEM in a concise and easy-to-understand format and applies the techniques to civil, mechanical, and aerospace problems. Updated throughout for current developments in FEM and FEM software, the book also includes case studies, diagrams, illustrations, and tables to help demonstrate the material.

  • Plentiful diagrams, illustrations and tables demonstrate the material
  • Covers modeling techniques that predict how components will operate and tolerate loads, stresses and strains in reality
  • Full set of PowerPoint presentation slides that illustrate and support the book, available on a companion website
Dr. Liu received his PhD from Tohoku University, Japan in 1991. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University, U.S.A. He is currently the Director of the Centre for Advanced Computations in Engineering Science (ACES), National University of Singapore. He is also an Associate Professor atthe Department of Mechanical Engineerin...
Title:The Finite Element Method: A Practical CourseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:September 13, 2013Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080983561

ISBN - 13:9780080983561


Table of Contents


  1. Computational Modeling
  2. Introduction to Mechanics for Solids and Structures
  3. The Finite Element Method
  4. FEM for Trusses
  5. FEM for Beams
  6. FEM for Frames
  7. FEM for 2D Solids
  8. FEM for Plates and Shells
  9. FEM for 3D solids
  10. Special Purpose Elements
  11. Modeling Techniques
  12. FEM for Heat Transfer Problems
  13. Using ABAQUS