Finite Element Methods in Engineering
Principles of minimum potential energy of structures--stiffness matrices, stress matrices and assembly process of global matrices. The finite element method for two-dimensional problems: interpolation functions, area coordinates, isoperimetric elements, and problems of stress concentration. General finite element codes: data generation and checks, ill-conditioned problems, and node numbering.
[(MATH 252 with min. grade of D, MMAE 202 with min. grade of D, and MMAE 350 with min. grade of D)]