Master's and PhD Degrees
Course Descriptions
MECH_ENG 366: Finite Elements for Design and Optimization

This course is not currently offered.


Senior standing and ME 365 or consent of instructor.


X-29 jetNumerical methods for interaction and optimal CAD. Fully stressed design; design sensitivity analysis and descent methods; optimality criteria to automated design.

Who Takes It

Advanced students who did not take ME 365 can take this course with consent of instructor.

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 provide a deeper understanding of finete-element method for stress analysis, and computer implementation for optimal design.

Course Syllabus