CIV_ENV 426-2: Advanced Finite Element Methods 2

Quarter Offered

Spring : TTH 9:30-10:50 ; Liu


This course covers dual complimentary focus areas for advanced finite element driven modeling and simulation using non-linear computational material modeling, and data-driven approaches for the analysis and design of complex material systems. Emerging topics include data-driven mechanics and its applications to: soft matter and biomaterials; large deformation analysis for manufacturing and extreme dynamics; fracture and damage phenomena.

who should take this course?

This course will be of interest to students in: aerospace, bio-engineering, civil, structural and mechanical engineering, and materials science.

Course assessment

  • 10% Participation
  • 15% Homework
  • 75% Projects


Belytschko, Ted, Liu, Wing K., Moran, Brian, Elkhodary, Khalil Nonlinear Finite Elements for Continua and Structures. 2nd ed.: Wiley, 2013

Class Time:

2 hrs/wk

Course Outline, Outcomes and Goals