Finite Element Methods

Shape functions and generalized displacements. Assemblage of elements. Convergence criteria.Triangular, rectangular and quadrilateral elements in plane stress and plane strain. Isoparametric formulations.General solids. Hexahedral and tetrahedral elements. Flexure in plates.General shells. Natural coordinates.Computer programs.

Same as EID 422

3 credits. Prerequisite: CE 322 or ME 300

Course Code: CE 422

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