CE 574 Finite Element Method for CE Structures
This course is an introduction to FEM as applied to elasticity problems in solid and structural mechanics. The mathematical equations are developed using the virtual work basis of FEM and this is used to develop equations for one, two- and three-dimensional elements. As FEM is a computational tool this course includes practical exercises using the commercial package. A number of tutorials involving hand calculations are provided to aid understanding of the technique.
(C or better) or permission of Engineering department chair