Finite Element Methods
This course introduces the fundamental theory, methods, and process of finite element analysis in mechanical engineering. Contents include principle of virtual work, domain discretization, shape functions, isoparametric finite elements, element derivation and types, stiffness matrix, assembly procedure, boundary conditions, and solution methods. A commercial program will be utilized in tutorial demonstrations and course projects. PREREQ: ENGR 2587 and MATH 2066. (lec 3, lab 1) cr 3. Lecture (3. 00).