# ENGRCEE 250 Finite Element Method in Structural Engineering (2014-2015)

#### ENGRCEE 250 Finite Element Method in Structural Engineering

**ENGRCEE 250 Finite Element Method in Structural Engineering (Credit Units: 4)** Finite element concepts in structural engineering including variational formulations, shape functions, elements assembly, convergence and computer programming. Stiffness of truss, beam, and frame members, two- and three-dimensional solids, plate and shell elements. Static, vibration, stability, and inelastic analysis. Graduate students only. (Design units: 0)

- Mechanics of Materials (e.g., CEE 150)
- Computer Methods in Structural Engineering (e.g., CEE 152)
- Linear Algebra (e.g., Math 2J)
- Partial Differential Equations (e.g., Math 3D)

Elasticity Summary, Introduction FEM Big Picture, FEM Mathematics, Trusses, Beams, and Frames, Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Elements.

Meets for 3 hours of lecture each week for 10 weeks.

MSC Nastran Package

None.

- Homework: 30%
- Midterm(s): 30%
- Final: 40%
- Total: 100%

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units