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CIVE 4201 [0.5 credit] Finite Element Methods in Civil Engineering

Introduction to the theory and application of finite element methods. The relationship with virtual work, Rayleigh-Ritz, system of linear equations, polynomial interpolation, numerical integration, and theory of elasticity is explored. Isoparametric formulations of structural and plane elements are examined. Geotechnical and nonlinear problems are introduced.
Prerequisite(s): CIVE 2200 and fourth year status in engineering.
Lectures three hours a week, problem analysis three hours alternate weeks.