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MECH413 INTRODUCTION TO FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS

Course Code: 3650413
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. ERAY UZGREN
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 3570210
The course set above should be completed before taking MECH413 INTRODUCTION TO FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS .

Course Content

Review of basic laws of continuum. Variational and weighted residual methods. Element type. Interpolation function. Boundary conditions. Transformation and assembly of element matrices. Solution methods and accuracy. Examples from solid mechanics, heat transfer and fluid mechanics.