FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS: DEVELOPMENT TOWARD ENGINEERING PRACTICALITY

Finite element analysis, a brainchild of aircraft stress analysts, has become a more-and-more powerful engineering design tool with the steady progress of computers. From early application to aircraft and civil engineering structures, it is now used on such varied problems as bearing and contining rod design, engine cylinder block stressing, the analysis of inflatable structures and shock absorbers, earthquake engineering and tidal flow analysis. The author reviews the development of the techniques, and indicates some future trends.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Spooner, J B
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

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  • Accession Number: 00142934
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM