Finite Element Method in Machine Design covers the basic concepts involved in the use of finite element method to solve problems in the broad area of machine design.
The study deals with application of static, transient, steady state, random vibration problems in the area of machine design.
A special chapter on cyclic symmetric structures is a novelty.
Number of practical problems solved for the industry with experimental verifications is presented.
It is emphasized that the output obtained using finite element method is to be integrated with the knowledge available from basic machine element design.
Precautions to be taken in the use of commercial packages are highlighted.
Source codes associated with the material presented (both in C and FORTRAN Languages) are included in the CD accompanying the book.