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CE425 INTRODUCTION TO FINITE ELEMENTS

Course Code: 5620425
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Civil Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. KAAN TUNCAY
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5620384
Set 2: 5620383
Set 3: 3640384
One of the sets above should be completed before taking CE425 INTRODUCTION TO FINITE ELEMENTS.

Course Content

Matrix algebra. Potential energy and Rayleigh-Ritz Method. Element interpolation and local coordinates. Elements based on assumed displacement fields in 1-D. Plane stres analysis. Higher order elements. Computer implementation. Prerequisite: CE383