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Prerequisites: 'C' or better in (ME EN 2450 OR ME EN 2500 OR CH EN 2450) AND (ME EN 3300 OR (ME EN 3310 AND 3315)) AND (MATH 1260 OR 1321 OR 2210 OR 3140) AND (MATH 2250 OR (MATH 2270 AND 2280)) AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering.
A practical approach to finite element analysis (FEA). The course will provide an introduction to the theoretical basis of the direct stiffness, potential energy, and weighted residual formulation methods of simple elements (1D, 2D). Students will also learn commercial finite element software and learn to critically evaluate finite element models. Examples will be provided for solid, fluid, and heat transfer applications. A brief introduction to some advanced methods (design optimization, uncertainty quantification, and solver types) will be provided.