MNE 485: Finite Element Method
Prerequisite: EGR 301 & MNE 252 or CEN 202
General Education requirement: Natural Science Technology
Principles of the finite element method for solid mechanics. In addition, some fluid and heat flow problems will be covered. Topics include the direct method; energy methods; variational principles; interpolation functions; and the modeling of truss, beam, plate, and shell structures. This course is half theory and half computer modeling.