Carnegie Mellon University

Finite Elements in Mechanics I

Course Number: 12-755

The basic theory and applications of the finite element method in mechanics are presented.

Development of the FEM as a Galerkin method for numerical solution of boundary value problems.

Applications to second-order steady problems, including heat conduction, elasticity, convective transport, viscous flow, and others.

Introduction to advanced topics, including fourth-order equations, time dependence, and nonlinear problems.

Semester(s): Fall
Units: 12
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor