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MEE521 Finite Element Methods

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course introduces a numerical technique used in the solution of PDE governed problems. Applications cover solid mechanics, fluid dynamics and heat transfer problems in 1D. The course provides an insight on the extension to 2D and 3D problems. Bar, truss, beam and frame elements are covered in solid mechanics applications. Computer program development for the solution of 1D problems. Use of state of the art commercial finite element software (COMSOL Multiphysics).

Pre-requisites: GNE333 Engineering Analysis I, and MEE320 Strength of Materials.