Computational Techniques in Finite Element Analysis
Survey of numerical methods as applied to FEM software. Database management, equation solvers, eigen value routines and schemes for direct integration (both implicit/explicit), all as employed in the development of a finite element program. Topics covered also include band and front minimizers, static and dynamic substructuring via super elements and sensitivity studies. Same as MAE 538.
[(CAE 530* with min. grade of C)] An asterisk (*) designates a course which may be taken concurrently.