UT Dallas 2014 Graduate Catalog

MECH5350 - Introduction to Finite Element Method

MECH 5350 Introduction to Finite Element Method (3 semester credit hours) This course will provide an introduction to the basic concepts of finite element method and the techniques used for stress analysis for mechanical systems design. A simple tutorial covering the use of commercial FEM code will be provided. Course topics include 1D and 2D elements, energy principles and Rayleigh-Ritz method, finite element solution techniques, plate and shell elements and 3D solid elements, structural and vibration analysis Prerequisites: MECH 3351 and MECH 4301. (3-0) Y