Finite Element Method

Finite Element MethodHours: 3 0 3

Introduction to FEM, the stiffness method and the plane truss, two-dimensional stress analysis by FEM, energy, Variational principles and Ritz technique, elements based on assumed displacement fields, The iso-parametric formulation, coordinate transformation, Topics in element formulation and use, Solids of revolution, Bending of flat plates, Three-dimensional stress analysis, General field problems, Sample computer code and other practical

Pre-requisites: NoneCo-requisites: None

Hours: XYZ where X = Lecture, Y = Lab, Z = Credit
All hours are per week.
3 Lab hours constitute 1 credit hour
1 credit hour implies 1 lecture of 50mins per academic week. 16 weeks in total.
Pre-Requisite courses are courses required to be completed before this course may be taken
Co-Requisite courses are courses required to be taken along with this course