MECH-5523 Finite Element Analysis
An introduction to the use of finite element methods for the analysis and design of mechanical systems. Emphasis will be placed on both structural and thermal scenarios. The course will start with an overview of 1 and 2-dimensional finite element theory and then progress to the use of commercial software for 3-dimensional analysis. Significant attention will be placed on the proper use of commercial finite element software in solving real-world applications. Students cannot receive credit for both MECH-4523 and MECH-5523.