Most books discuss the theory and computational procedures of finite elements (FE). In the past this was necessary, but today's software packages make FE accessible to user who knows nothing to the theory or of how FE works. People are now using FE software packages as "black boxes', without knowing the dangers of poor modeling, the need to verify that results are reasonable or that worthless results can be convincingly displayed.
Bars and Beams: Linear Static Analysis. Plane Problems. Isoparametric Elements and Solution Techniques. Modeling, Errors and Accuracy in Linear Analysis. Solids and Solids of Revolution. Plates and Shells. Thermal Analysis. Vibration and Dynamics. Nonlinearity in Stress Analysis. References. Index.
Professionals involved with FE Modeling, Intended for Junior/Senior level course in Finite Elements or Mechanical Systems.
Robert D. Cook