Application of the finite element method to structural engineering problems. Study of truss, beam, plane stress, plane strain, shell, and solid continuum finite elements; mesh generation; proper element density and element interfacing; and composite modeling problems. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory, course meets four hours per week.

Prerequisites: ENGR 357 (C- or higher) or ET 357 (C- or higher) or permission of instructor.

3 Credits

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