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ME 471 - Finite Element Analysis

Last offered Spring 2022

Official Description

The finite element method and its application to engineering problems: truss and frame structures, heat conduction, and linear elasticity; use of application software; overview of advanced topics such as structural dynamics, fluid flow, and nonlinear structural analysis. Course Information: Same as AE 420 and CSE 451. 3 or 4 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Credit is not given for both ME 471 and CEE 470. Prerequisite: CS 101 and ME 371 or TAM 470. Alternatively, AE 370 for AE students.

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Subject Area

Mechanical Science and Engineering

Course Description

This course covers the finite element method and its application to engineering problems: truss and frame structures, heat conduction, and linear elasticity; use of application software; overview of advanced topics such as structural dynamics, fluid flow, and nonlinear structural analysis.

Credit Hours

3 or 4

Prerequisites

BS degree in engineering or science from an accredited college in the United States or an approved institution of higher learning abroad and a basic course in computing with application to engineering and undergraduate course in mechanical design.

TitleSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Finite Element AnalysisB337472LCD30830 - 0950 M W  2055 Sidney Lu Mech Engr Bldg Brian S Mercer
Finite Element AnalysisB459654LCD40830 - 0950 M W  2055 Sidney Lu Mech Engr Bldg Brian S Mercer