**Objective and Course Structure**

The course will provide a basic treatment of finite and boundary element methods applied to problems of stress analysis and potential/diffusion. Both static and dynamic problems will be covered, and an introduction to finite element methods for non-linear problems will also be given. The course will emphasize basic formulations and will develop element equations based upon variational and weighted residual techniques. Computer implementation issues will also be discussed. In-class mid-term and final exams will be given, and homework will be assigned and collected for evaluation. A course project will involve individual study of a computational related topic of student choice with a written project report due at the end of the semester. |

**Course Outline, Resources and Homework**

**Grading**

** **Homework
30%

Mid-Term Exam 20%

Final Exam
30%

Project 20%

Text Resources
Project Descriptions

**ABAQUS Tutorials (Donated by Prof. Taggart)
**

Beam |
Truss |

Column
Buckling |
Plane
Stress |

Plate
Bending |
Axisymmetric
Stress |

3D
Stress Analysis |
Plate
With Hole.SAT |

**Mid-Term Exam
& Solutions
**

Semester Project Papers Due: Thursday, May 12