About Us and What is new in the 2nd Edition?

Dr. Mehmet Ali Arslan is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Gebze Technical University. He received his B.S. degree from the İstanbul Technical University and his both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY. After graduation, he worked as the senior engineer at the Adapco Design and Analysis Co. in NY and involved in many industrial finite element analysis projects in energy and aerospace industries. Following, he started working for the Quest Software and Engineering in NY and worked as both design and analysis consultant for the General Electric Co. and the United Technologies. He trained many engineers in the area of applied structural finite element analysis in the industry.


His special areas of interest are Structural Finite Element Analysis, Computer Aided Engineering, Design Optimization, Applied Statistics and Robust Taguchi Design.


I am very happy to announce the publication of the 2nd revision of this book with additions/enhancements as presented below. (Author, March 21, 2018)


 What is new in the Second Edition?


> The most significant change in the Second Edition is the incorporation of all new six Chapters to fortify the different aspects of finite element analysis learning for different disciplines. This content improvement has been made by adding Chapters 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40. The first edition’s last Chapter 35 has been moved to Chapter 41 in Second Edition to account for consistency among the Chapters to maintain difficulty levels. The number of example problems has been increased by about 20% and some of the new example problems have been chosen on the disciplines after careful consideration of the reader feedback.


> All the Chapters i.e. text/example problems and their solutions in the First Edition have been revised/updated for providing more clear and concise understanding/learning of the Finite Element Analysis using ANSYS, where required. Some of the example problems have been updated in accordance with the latest ANSYS software.


> Most of the discontinued ANSYS element types have been changed with the ones documented in the latest version of the ANSYS. Some figures from latest ANSYS software have been updated and included in the Chapters, where needed for compliance with the ANSYS solutions.


> The additional supplementary material has been added about the commonly used Finite Element types and their shapes.


> More Glossary of ANSYS elements.


> ANSYS 19.0 compliant !