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Would anyone care to recommend a good book on Finite element methods in
structural engineering ?

Juan C. Gray

Williston Warren IV wrote:
> 
> P.S.
> 
> Recently, a graduate student at a local University was assigned a project
> in their Finite Element Methods in Structural Engineering Class.  The
> assignment was to write a FEM program and validate it and analyze
> something.  This student write the program in Microsoft EXCEL.  EXCEL has
> replaced their old macro language with VISUAL BASIC for APPLICATIONS, a
> subset of VISUAL BASIC.
> 
> Numerical processing by BASIC and the input/output and most importantly the
> Graphics are handled by EXCEL.  Michael Brooks was ahead of his time.
> 
> The project completed ahead of time and with a level of sophistication
> beyond the vast majority of the case and many of the commerical products.
> 
>         Bill Warren, SE
>         Newport Beach, CA
>