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## Finite Element Modeling for Materials Engineers Using MATLAB® [electronic resource] / by Oluleke Oluwole.

Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: London : Springer London, 2011Description: XI, 120 p. 72 illus., 13 illus. in color. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780857296610Additional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 006.3 LOC classification: Q342Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
1. The Weak Formulation -- 2. Linear Interpolation Functions -- 3.Derivation of Element Matrices and Solution of the Finite Element Equation -- 4. Steps to Modeling Using PDEToolBox Graphics Interface -- 5. Application of PDEToolBox to Heat Transfer Problems -- 6. Application of PDEToolBox to Elasticity Problems.
Summary: The finite element method is often used for numerical computation in the applied sciences. It makes a major contribution to the range of numerical methods used in the simulation of systems and irregular domains, and its importance today has made it an important subject of study for all engineering students.   While treatments of the method itself can be found in many traditional finite element books, Finite Element Modeling for Materials Engineers Using MATLAB® combines the finite element method with MATLAB to offer materials engineers a fast and code-free way of modeling for many materials processes.   Finite Element Modeling for Materials Engineers Using MATLAB® covers such topics as: developing a weak formulation as a prelude to obtaining the finite element equation, interpolation functions, derivation of elemental equations, and use of the Partial Differential Equation Toolbox™. Exercises are given based on each example and m-files based on the examples are freely available to readers online. Researchers, advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, and practitioners in the fields of materials and metallurgy will find Finite Element Modeling for Materials Engineers Using MATLAB® a useful guide to using MATLAB for engineering analysis and decision-making.
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1. The Weak Formulation -- 2. Linear Interpolation Functions -- 3.Derivation of Element Matrices and Solution of the Finite Element Equation -- 4. Steps to Modeling Using PDEToolBox Graphics Interface -- 5. Application of PDEToolBox to Heat Transfer Problems -- 6. Application of PDEToolBox to Elasticity Problems.

The finite element method is often used for numerical computation in the applied sciences. It makes a major contribution to the range of numerical methods used in the simulation of systems and irregular domains, and its importance today has made it an important subject of study for all engineering students.   While treatments of the method itself can be found in many traditional finite element books, Finite Element Modeling for Materials Engineers Using MATLAB® combines the finite element method with MATLAB to offer materials engineers a fast and code-free way of modeling for many materials processes.   Finite Element Modeling for Materials Engineers Using MATLAB® covers such topics as: developing a weak formulation as a prelude to obtaining the finite element equation, interpolation functions, derivation of elemental equations, and use of the Partial Differential Equation Toolbox™. Exercises are given based on each example and m-files based on the examples are freely available to readers online. Researchers, advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, and practitioners in the fields of materials and metallurgy will find Finite Element Modeling for Materials Engineers Using MATLAB® a useful guide to using MATLAB for engineering analysis and decision-making.

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