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CEE 570 - Finite Element Methods

Spring 2021

Official Description

Theory and application of the finite element method; stiffness matrices for triangular, quadrilateral, and isoparametric elements; two- and three-dimensional elements; algorithms necessary for the assembly and solution; direct stress and plate bending problems for static, nonlinear buckling and dynamic load conditions; displacement, hybrid, and mixed models together with their origin in variational methods. Course Information: Same as CSE 551. Prerequisite: CEE 471 or TAM 551.

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Subject Area

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Course Description

This course covers theory and application of the finite element method; stiffness matrices for triangular, quadrilateral, and isoparametric elements; two- and three-dimensional elements; algorithms necessary for the assembly and solution; direct stress and plate bending problems for static, nonlinear buckling and dynamic load conditions; displacement, hybrid, and mixed models together with their origin in variational methods.

Credit Hours

4 hours

Prerequisites

Undergraduate degree and a course in Structural Mechanics (CEE 471).

TitleSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Finite Element MethodsDA31749LCD1100 - 1220 M W  2311 Newmark Civil Engineering Bldg  C. Armando Duarte
Finite Element MethodsONL60854ONL -     C. Armando Duarte