AE 5434: Computational Solid Mechanics

Credits 2.0

This course presents finite element methods with applications to structures and structural dynamics at introductory graduate level. It focuses on linear elasticity and topics covered will be chosen from: introduction on numerical methods in solids mechanics; variational methods of approximation; formulation of finite elements and interpolation functions; assembly and solution processes; isoparametric formulation; stress recovery procedures; locking phenomenon; and dynamic problems. The course requires completion of several FEM projects and knowledge of a computer programming language.