Finite Element Procedures for Solids and Structures

Black and white schematic of a toroidal plasma enclosure, with field containment coils modeled as finite elements.

Finite element model of a plasma fusion device coil system. (Image by IPP Garching-München, Germany. Courtesy of Elsevier, Inc., Used with permission.)


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Finite element analysis is now widely used for solving complex static and dynamic problems encountered in engineering and the sciences. In these two video courses, Professor K. J. Bathe, a researcher of world renown in the field of finite element analysis, teaches the basic principles used for effective finite element analysis, describes the general assumptions, and discusses the implementation of finite element procedures for linear and nonlinear analyses.

These videos were produced in 1982 and 1986 by the MIT Center for Advanced Engineering Study.

Bathe, Klaus-Jürgen. RES.2-002 Finite Element Procedures for Solids and Structures, Spring 2010. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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