Books Name: An Introduction to the Finite Element Method (Mcgraw Hill Series in Mechanical Engineering)

Author: J.N. Reddy

J.N. Reddy is a very good writer and teacher at Texas A& M University,Department of Mechanical Engineering. It is well known that to analyse any linear problems are the best suited method. This third edition represents the most used and analysed method to solve the linear problems by the help of finite element analysis. Third edition also included FEM 1D  and FEM 2D which is a major part of this edition.

Chapters included in An Introduction to Finite Element Method are:

Chapter-1: Introduction

Chapter-2: Mathematical Preliminaries, Integral Formulations and Variational Methods

Chapter-3: Second Order Differential Equations in One Dimension: Finite Element Models

Chapter-4:  Second Order Differential Equations in One Dimension: Applications

Chapter-5: Beams and Frames

Chapter-6: Eigenvalue and Time Dependent Problems

Chapter-7: Computer Implementation

Chapter-8: Single Variable Problems in Two Dimensions

Chapter-9: Interpolation Functions, Numerical Integration and Modelling Considerations

Chapter-10: Flow of Viscous Incompressible Fluids

Chapter-11: Plane Elasticity

Chapter-12: Bending of Elastic Plates

Chapter-13: Computer Implementation of Two Dimensional Problems

Chapter-14: Prelude to Advanced Topics