ME4613 Finite Element Methods

Introduction to the fundamental concepts of the finite element method. Weighted residual methods and weak formulation. Element discretization concept and shape functions. Generation of element matrices and vectors, and their assembly into the matrix equation. Application of boundary and initial conditions. Isoparametric elements and numerical integration techniques. Computer programming and application to engineering problems such as boundary value, initial value and eigenvalue problems.


MA3132,MA3232, ME3450 (MA3132 and ME3450 may be taken concurrently as corequisites) or by consent of instructor

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  • Fall
  • As Required