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ME 48900 - Introduction To Finite Element Analysis
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to finite element analysis with focus on linear elasticity and heat transfer. Matrix analysis and assembly of solutions. Strong form and weak form as a general solution process for differential equations.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture
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Offered By: School of Mechanical Engr
Department: Mechanical Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Introduce concepts of finite element analysis. 2. Learn the use of matrix methods for solution of truss structures. 3. Learn strong and weak form for the solution of differential equations. 4. Learn how to define finite elements and finite element approximations. 5. Learn how to solve weak form formultions as a finite element approximation. 6. Apply these concepts to linear elastic and heat transfer problems. 7. Apply a commercial finite element code to linear elastic and heat transfer problems. 8. Understand the use of the Finite Element Analysis in engineering practice.

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