Finite Element Analysis of Solids and Fluids I

Colored model of fluid flow through the aortic valve.

A model of blood flow through the aortic valve, solved with ADINA, the finite element program used in this course. (Image by Prof. K. J. Bathe.)


MIT Course Number

2.092 / 2.093

As Taught In

Fall 2009


Undergraduate / Graduate

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Course Description

This course introduces finite element methods for the analysis of solid, structural, fluid, field, and heat transfer problems. Steady-state, transient, and dynamic conditions are considered. Finite element methods and solution procedures for linear and nonlinear analyses are presented using largely physical arguments. The homework and a term project (for graduate students) involve use of the general purpose finite element analysis program ADINA. Applications include finite element analyses, modeling of problems, and interpretation of numerical results.

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Bathe, Klaus-Jürgen. 2.092 Finite Element Analysis of Solids and Fluids I, Fall 2009. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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