**Esam M. Alawadhi ... **416 pages -

**Publisher:** CRC Press; 1st edition (July, 2009) ...

**Language:** English -

**ISBN-10:** 1439801606 -

**ISBN-13:** 978-1439801604 ...

The complexity of modern-day problems in
mechanical engineering makes relying on pure theory or pure experiment
impractical at best and time-consuming and unwieldy at worst. And for a
large class of engineering problems writing computer codes from scratch
is seldom found in practice. Use of reputable, trustworthy software can
save time, effort, and resources while still providing reliable results.
**Finite Elements Simulations Using ANSYS** focuses on the application of this design software in solving practical engineering problems.

The
book presents fundamental knowledge of numerical simulation using
ANSYS. It covers all disciplines in mechanical engineering: structure,
solid mechanics, vibration, heat transfer, and fluid dynamics, with
adequate background material to explain the physics behind the
computations. The author treats each physical phenomenon independently,
enabling readers to single out subjects or related chapters and study
them as self-contained units. Because a finite element solution is
greatly affected by the quality of the mesh, a separate chapter on mesh
generation is included as a simple meshing guide, emphasizing the
basics. Each chapter contains a number of pictorially guided problems
with appropriate screenshots that provide a step-by-step, easy-to-follow
technical demonstration. The book includes end-of-chapter problems,
several practical, open-ended case studies, and a number of complete
tutorials on using ANSYS to resolve the issues engineers tackle on a
regular basis.

Instructors can liberally select
appropriate chapters to be covered depending on the objectives of the
course. The author first explains multiphysics analyses, such as
structure-thermal or fluid-thermal analyses, in terms of theory, then
derives the equations governing the physical phenomena and presents
modeling techniques. Many of the sample problems, questions, and solved
examples were used in CAD courses in many universities around the world.
They cover structural analysis, solid mechanics and vibration,
steady-state and transient heat-transfer analysis, fluid dynamics,
multiphysics simulations, and modeling and meshing. Written and
organized so that it can easily be used for self-study, this book guides
readers through the basic modeling requirements to the correct and
physically meaningful numerical result.