CE 381R – The Finite Element Method

Course Details
Unique Number15525
Instructor Loukas Kallivokas
Meeting Days / TimeLecture: MWF, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
LocationETC 2.102
Course Description

Introductory concepts; weighted residual methods; strong and weak forms;boundary conditions; global v. local basis functions; error estimates; smooth and nonsmooth problems; one-dimensional second- and fourth-order problems; two-dimensional potential and plate problems; two-dimensional and three-dimensional elasticity; dynamic and eigenvalue problems; numerical, computational, and meshing issues; applications using commercial software.


Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Civil Engineering 381P or consent of instructor.