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MECH 4604 [0.5 credit] Finite Element Methods

Finite element methodology with emphasis on applications to stress analysis, heat transfer and fluid flow using the simplest one- and two-dimensional elements. Direct equilibrium, variational and Galerkin formulations. Computer programs and practical applications. Higher order elements.
Prerequisite(s): MAAE 3202 and fourth-year status in Engineering or by permission of department.
Lectures three hours a week.