ME424.syllabus.S05 - ME 424 Computational Mechanics Spring,...

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ME 424 Computational Mechanics Spring, 2005 Course Introduction to the finite element method and its applications in engineering Description: mechanics, mechanical engineering, civil engineering and materials science. Text: No official textbook. Reference books are on reserve in the library. Some notes and handouts will be provided. Time: 9:10 – 10:00 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday Room: 3400 Engineering Building Web Page: http://www.egr.msu.edu/classes/me424/averillr Instructor: R.C. Averill, Department of Mechanical Engineering Office: 2461 Engineering Building Phone: 353-7188 Fax: 353-1750 Email: averillr@egr.msu.edu Office Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Hours: Other times by appointment. Grading: Laboratory Reports: 30% (approximately 6-8 reports) Theory Homework: 20% (approximately 8-10 assignments) Midterm 20% Final Exam 30% Tentative 1. Introduction to the Finite Element Method Outline: 2. Analysis Classifications, Element Types, and Model Validation 3. Review of Fundamental Concepts and Procedures in Linear Algebra 4. FEA of One-Dimensional Problems in Structures and Heat Transfer 5. Interpolation Theory in 1D, 2D and 3D 6. Formulation of Finite Element Equations by Minimization of Potential Energy 7. Accuracy and Post-Processing of the Solution 8. Element Behavior and Modeling Issues
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Late Policy: Unless prior approval of the instructor is obtained, a laboratory report or theory homework assignment submitted after the given deadline will be assessed a 10% penalty for each day it is late. Make-Ups:
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