Finite Element Analysis Applications: A Systematic and Practical Approach strikes a solid balance between more traditional
FEA textbooks that focus primarily on theory, and the software specific guidebooks that help teach students and professionals
how to use particular FEA software packages without providing the theoretical foundation. In this new textbook, Professor
Bi condenses the introduction of theories and focuses mainly on essentials that students need to understand FEA models. The
book is organized to be application-oriented, covering FEA modeling theory and skills directly associated with activities
involved in design processes.
Discussion of classic FEA elements (such as truss, beam and frame) is limited.
Via the use of several case studies, the book provides easy-to-follow guidance on modeling of different design problems. It
uses SolidWorks simulation as the platform so that students do not need to waste time creating geometries for FEA modelling.