Introduction to Finite and Spectral Element Methods using Matlab
C. Pozrikidis
Second Edition, 2014, Chapman & Hall/CRC
Available from AmazonWhy this book?
Several hundred books on finite element methods are available. This book is unique in the following ways:
- Finite and element and spectral element methods are discussed alongside.
- The methods are developed in the broad context of ordinary and partial differential equations, not from the narrower context of a specific discipline.
- Applications and implentations are discussed for Laplace, Helmholtz, Stokes, Navier--Stokes, elasticity, structural mechanics and other applications.
- Emphasis is placed on essential algorithms and computer implementation.
- Practical programming experience is gained simultaneously thanks to the FSELIB library--a free library of MATLAB functions and codes. The codes can be easily translated into another language.
- Self-contained grid-generation modules are provided.
- A concise MATLAB primer is given in an Appendix.
FSELIB Matlab Library
This book is accompanied by the software library FSELIBErrata
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