Course Descriptions
MECH_ENG 327: Finite Elements Methods in Mechanics

Quarter Offered

Fall : TTh 12:30-1:50pm ; W. Liu




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Introduction to the finite-element method for stress analysis with emphasis on linear elasticity. Computer implementation of finite element techniques: finite-element code development and modification; use of comercial codes.

Who Takes It

Students interested in gaining a deeper appreciation of the mechanics of deformable solids are welcome to take this course. Typically students in mechanical engineering and biomechanical engineering take this course in their junior or senior years.

What It's About

As structures and mechanisms grow more complex, so do the demands put on material from which they are built. Without thorough understanding of the stress imposed on the structure, and exact computation, these structures would never be possible. This course will familiarize students with the basic concepts of finite-element method for stress analysis, and computer implementation. The course will focus on topic specific programming and usage of commercial codes popular in the industry.

Course Syllabus