Readings are taken from the following text:
Bathe, K. J. Finite Element Procedures. 2nd ed. Klaus-Jürgen Bathe, 2014. ISBN: 9780979004957.
SES # | TOPICS | READINGS | KEY DATES |
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1 | Introduction: why to study FEA | Chapter 1 | |
2 | The finite element analysis process | Sections 3.1, 3.2 and 4.1 | |
3 | Analysis of solids/structures and fluids | Homework 1 out | |
4 | The principle of virtual work | Section 3.3.4 | |
5 | The finite element formulation | Section 4.2 | Homework 1 due, Homework 2 out |
6 | Finite element solution process | ||
7 | Finite element solution process, cont’d | Homework 2 due, Homework 3 out | |
8 | Demonstration on using ADINA, part 1 | ||
9 | Demonstration on using ADINA, part 2 | Homework 3 due, Homework 4 out | |
10 | Nonlinear finite element analysis of solids and structures | Sections 6.1 and 8.4.1 | Homework 4 due, Homework 5 out |
11 | Heat transfer analysis | Sections 7.1 - 7.4.1 | |
12 | Finite element analysis of heat transfer and incompressible fluid flow | Section 7.4.2 | Homework 5 due |
13 | Physical explanation of Gauss elimination | Sections 8.1, 8.2 | |
14 | Exam 1 | Homework 6 out | |
15 | Solution of dynamic equilibrium equations | ||
16 | Solution of dynamic equilibrium equations, cont’d | Sections 9.1 - 9.3 | Homework 6 due, Homework 7 out |
17 | Demonstration on finite element methods in ADINA; focus on student projects | ||
18 | Modeling for dynamic analysis and solution | ||
19 | Modeling for dynamic analysis and solution, cont’d | Homework 7 due | |
20 | Wave propagation response | Section 9.6 | |
21 | Solution of the generalized eigenvalue problem | Chapters 10 and 11 | |
22 | Exam 2 | ||
23 | Solution of Kφ = λMφ | Homework 8 out | |
24 | Wrap up, review | ||
25 | Wrap up, review, cont’d | Homework 8 due |