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The Finite Element Method, 2nd Edition by S. Quek, G.R. Liu

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Preface to the First Edition

For the past half a century, the Finite Element Method (FEM) has been developed into an indispensable technology in the modeling and simulation of engineering systems. In the development of an advanced engineering system, engineers have to go through a very rigorous process of modeling, simulation, visualization, analysis, designing, prototyping, testing, and finally, fabrication/construction. As such, techniques related to modeling and simulation play an increasingly important role in building advanced engineering systems quickly and effectively, and therefore the applications of the FEM have multiplied rapidly.

This book provides unified and detailed course material on the FEM for engineers and university students ...

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