Introduction to the finite element method and application. One-, two-, and three-dimensional
problems including trusses, beams, box beams, plane stress and plane strain analysis, and heat
transfer. Use of finite element software.
Prerequisite: CEE 220
SP | AU | WI
Applies vector analysis to equilibrium of rigid body systems and subsystems. Includes force and
moment resultants, free body diagrams, internal forces, and friction. Analyzes basic structural
and machine systems and components.
Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in either MATH 126 or MATH 136; minimum grade of 2.0 in PHYS 121.
SP, even years
Advanced concepts of the finite element method. Hybrid and boundary element methods. Nonlinear, eigenvalue,
and time-dependent problems.
Prerequisite: AA 540 or permission of instructor.