Course Descriptions
MECH_ENG 426-2: Advanced Finite Element Methods II

Quarter Offered

Spring : TTh 9:30-10:50am ; W. Liu


(Cross-listed as CIV_ENG 426-2)

Catalog Description

This course will cover the fundamentals of non-standard finite element formulations such as Moving Least Squares (MLS), Element Free Galerkin (EFG), Reproducing Kernel Particle Method (RKPM), Material Point Method (MPM), Aribitrary Lagrangian Eulerian (ALE) Formulations, and the eXtendended Finite Element Method (XFEM). The course will also provide an in-depth investigation of advanced application of finite element analysis and interfacing user-developed material models with commercial finite element codes (Abaqus/LS-DYNA). Theory and implementation of computational plasticity, nonlinear elasticity, pressure-sensitive plasticity, and damage-based plasticity will be discussed. Material classes to be discussed are those commonly found in manufacturing, geomechanical, and biological applications such as ductile metals, soil, and tissue.

Who should take this course?

Students enrolled in the departments of Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Materials Science along with students in the MSME Simulation-driven Engineering SdX program.