1044 black & white illustrations, 40 black & white tables
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Table Of Contents
Introduction Objectives of the Book Basics Concepts of FEM Basic Steps of All Engineering Software, Based on FEM SW Simulation as a Package for FEA Development of a Finite Element Model of a Body (Pre-Processor Stage) Description of Functions of Physical Model Development of the Geometrical Model in SolidWorks Some More Perquisite Knowledge before Development of SW Simulation Model Introducing the Material of the Body Introducing the Fixtures to the Body Introducing the Loads to the Body Development of a Finite Element Model of a Body (Processor Stage) How Does Finite Element Analysis Work? What Are the FEs and the Mesh? Meshing of the Analysed Body Running the FEA Visualising and Systematising the Results of FEA (Post-Processor Stage) Setting the Analysis and the Results Preferences Different Ways to Systematise and Plot the Results of FEA Listing the Results of the Analysis Drawing Graphs of the Analysis Results Impact of Mesh Density and Viewing Mode on Final Results Different Types of FEs, Regarding the Geometry of the Model Impact of Mesh Density, When Standard Solid Mesh Is Used Impact of Mesh Density, When Curvature-Based Solid Mesh Is Used Impact of Mesh Density on Calculation Time and Accuracy Comparison between the Node Mode and the Element Mode Final Recommendations on Selection of Mesh Type Static Analysis of Solid Body with Circular or Planar Symmetry Development of CAD Models of the Analysed Bodies Static Analysis of the Designed Symmetrical Machine Unit with Circular Symmetry Static Analysis of the Designed Symmetrical Machine Units with Planar Symmetry Static Analysis of a Shell Body When Can an Object Be Treated as a Shell? Thin or Thick Shell FEs? Different Approaches for FEA of a Shell in SW Simulation Development of a CAD Model of a Shell Using Surface Tool (Surface.sldprt) FEA of a Shell, Created Using Surface Tool (Surface.sldprt) Development of a CAD Model of a Shell Using Sheet Metal Tool (Sheet_Metalsldprt) FEA of the Shell, Created Using Sheet Metal Tool (Sheet_Metalsldprt) Comparison of the Results from the Two Case Studies Static Analysis of a Frame Body Beams or Trusses? Development of a CAD Model of a 3D Frame Calculation of a 3D Frame of Trusses Calculation of a 3D Frame of Beams Static Analysis of a Complex Structure CAD Model of the Studied Structure Static Finite Element Analysis of the Structure Comparison of the Results of the Sixth Design Scenarios Index
Radostina Petrova was awarded a PhD degree in applied mechanics by the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. Since 2007, she has been an associate professor in dynamics, strength and reliability of machines, devices and systems at the Technical University of Sofia. Her research interests and fields of expertise include multi-body dynamic simulation of mechanical systems; nonlinear structural analysis; structural modelling and analysis using FEM; simulation-based, design optimization of mechanical systems; CAD/CAE (FEA) design of structures and mechanical systems, particularly dynamic analysis and simulations; structural engineering; wind engineering; fluid-structure interaction; exposure of slender structures (aerial ropeways, wind turbines, etc.) to random dynamic excitation; and interaction and combination of different software platforms/data for solving different structural problems.