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Undergraduate Record 2007-2008 
Undergraduate Record 2007-2008 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

CE 471 - Introduction to Finite Element Methods

Review of matrix operations.  Introduces basic concepts of finite element analysis.  Weighted residual (Galerkin) approach and variational (Rayleigh-Ritz) approach.  One-dimensional and two-dimensional formulations; local vs. global coordinate systems; shape functions.  Computational implementation and applications in the areas of structural analysis, steady-state fluid flow, and heat transfer. (Y)   

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: CE 319.

Credits: 3