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ME-802 Finite Element Method
Campus SMME
Programs PG
Session Spring Semester 2017
Course Title Finite Element Method
Course Code ME-802
Credit Hours 3-0
Pre-Requisutes None
Course Objectives Finite Element Method Course provides an in-depth introduction to the methods and analysis techniques used in computational solid mechanics problems. This course introduces the students to the stiffness and variational methods as a means of solving different type of boundary value problems.
Detail Content Fundamentals of the FE method for structural analysis, Principle of minimum structural potential, Derivation of potential equations, Introduction to shape functions, Finite element formulation, Derivation of stiffness matrix, Relationship between nodal displacements and stress/strain, Beam elements, Derivation of shape function and stiffness matrix for beam element, Derivation of distributed load force vector, 2D elasticity finite elements, Plane stress, plane strain and axisymmetric stress states, derivation of stiffness matrix, Force vectors in 2D, Buckling, The process of finite element analysis.
Text/Ref Books None
Time Schedule Fall or Summer Semester
Faculty/Resource Person Dr Aamir Mubashar, CEng MIMechE
Phd (Loughborough University, Loughborough) UK
Discipline: Mechanical Engineering
Specialization: Computational Solid Mechanics