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Course Descriptions

The mechanical engineering curriculum is designed to prepare students for productive careers in industry, government, education and private consulting as well as for graduate study. Thus, it is based on the fundamental principles of science and engineering. These provide a strong foundation that enables students to apply what they have learned to the complex technological problems of today and to teach themselves the new technologies of tomorrow.

ME 422 - Finite Elements for Engineering Applications

  • Credit Hours: 4R-0L-4C
  • Term Available: W
  • Graduate Studies Eligible: Yes
  • Prerequisites: EM 204
  • Corequisites: None

Introduces finite element methodology from a strongly theoretical perspective. Emphasizes solving various 1D and 2D static, transient, and modal problem statements including trusses, beams, plane stress, plane strain, and axisymmetric models. Problems of interest similar to those found in Statics I and II, as well as Machine Component Design. Also assesses higher order bases, time stepping procedures, and iterative solvers. Utilizes Matlab and ANSYS for computational work. Upon completion of this class you should be “useful” to a Computer Aided Engineering group from both a theory and implementation standpoint.

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