The NAFEMS Education and Training Working Group (ETWG) wishes to commission an update and replace the NAFEMS publication “Finite Element Dynamics Primer"
The original NAFEMS book “A Finite Element Dynamics Primer” was published in 1992 and has proved to be a popular and useful introduction to the FE analysis of dynamic problems. The new Dynamics Primer is intended to replace the original Primer and cover up-to-date theory and practices of FE modelling of dynamics problems.
This deliverable should be aimed at a graduate level industrial user who is familiar with basic simulation analysis in dynamic problems, but is inexperienced in the FE analysis of practical engineering dynamic problems.
The following topics are expected to be included:
Theoretical background to dynamics
Classifications of dynamic problems
Experimental dynamic testing
FE formulations of Dynamics
FE modelling considerations
Interpretation of dynamics FE results
FE dynamics examples (reflecting several types of practical dynamic problems)
Advanced FE dynamic problems (e.g. sectorially symmetric structures and multi-body dynamics)
The total cost of authoring the publication is not to exceed £8000GBP. It is expected that the book will be completed within 18 months.
Potential authors should submit the following:
A brief description of the main topics to be covered
Chapter and section headings with an approximate number of pages per chapter
Timescale for completing the book
CVs of the authors (Maximum two pages per author)
Professional Simulation Engineer Competencies Addressed by the Proposed Publication
Potential authors should review the competencies in the Dynamics and Vibration technical area of the PSE tracker. Proposals should identify in their proposal the PSE competencies that the proposed publication is anticipated to address.
Applicants are advised to study existing NAFEMS publications in this field before submitting a bid. The following NAFEMS publications are relevant in this field: