MECH 918: Fundamentals of Finite Elements

Derivation and implementation of the finite element method. Introduction to the theory of finite element methods for elliptic boundary-value problems. Applications to time-independent physical phenomena (e.g., deformation of elastic bodies, heat conduction, steady-state fluid flow, electrostatics, flow through porous media). Basic coding techniques. A basic understanding of ordinary differential equations and matrix algebra as well as some programming skills are assumed.
This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 951
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom