24-650   Special Topics in Applied Finite Element Analysis

Location: Pittsburgh

Units: 12

Semester Offered: Fall, Intermittent, Spring

This is an introductory course for the finite element method with emphasis on application of the method to a wide variety of problems. The theory of finite element analysis is presented and students learn various applications of the method through labs using ANSYS. Various types of analyses are considered including static, pseudo-static, dynamic, modal, buckling, contact, heat transfer, thermal stress and thermal shock. The students use truss, beam, spring, solid, plate, and shell elements in the models created.