Fall 2009 Compiled on December 31, 2019 at 12:15am [public]

I audited this course in Fall 2009 when I was in Madison, Wisconsin. The textbook used was Concepts and Applications of Finite Element Analysis, 4th Edition ISBN-10: 0471356050, Instructor is Dr Michael E. Plesha.

Class syllabus pdf

Projects

- 1.
- project one PDF
- 2.
- project two PDF

Quiz 1 problems and solutions PDF

I’ve written few things during this course relating to FEM to help me learn. Here are some links

- 1.
- Equivalence of ﬁnite element solution using Rayleigh Ritz method and Galerkin method for ﬁnding axial deformation of a simple cantilever beam HTML
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- Showing how to use Mathematica to derive the element stiﬀness matrix for a 4-degree of freedom beam HTML
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- Mathematica demonstration showing ﬁnite element solution for axial loaded beam HTML
- 4.
- Using Mathematica to help with the algebra to derive the plain strain B matrix for a triangle element. HTML