2.094 Finite Element Analysis of Solids and Fluids

Spring 2002

Metallic reflection on pipe.
Metallic reflection on pipe. (Photo © openphoto.net.)

Course Highlights

This course includes a complete set of lecture notes taken by the TA in class, as well as some homework assignments.

Course Description

Basic principles of continuum mechanics and finite element methods, modern application to solution of practical problems in solid, structural, and fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, other field problems. Kinematics of deformation, strain and stress measures, constitutive relations, conservation laws, virtual work, and variational principles. Discretization of governing equations using finite element methods. Solution of central problems using existing computer programs.
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Prof. Klaus-Jürgen Bathe

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session