ENGR 408. Finite Element Analysis. 3 Credits.
Applying introductory concepts of finite element methods like direct stiffness, energy and/or weighted residual methods in analytically solving linear and nonlinear structural and thermal problems. Introduces common finite element programs used in academia and industry. Formulate 1D, 2D and 3D elements models. Comparison of exact solutions with approximate finite element predictions
P: ET 207 with a C or higher, ENGR 204 with a C or higher, and ENGR 220 with a C or higher