May 28, 2024  
2021-2022 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 SDSM&T Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ME 428/428L/528/528L Applied Finite Element Analysis/Lab

Credits: (3-1) 4

This course provides the information needed to start using the finite element method to solve boundary value problems. To achieve this goal, two closely related aspects are considered: The theoretical foundations of the finite element method and the use of existing finite element analysis software. Topics covered in the theory portion of the course include the direct method, the variational method, and the weighted residuals method. Topics covered in the laboratory portion of the course include the description of typical pre- and post-processing modules, different types of elements, analysis of simple time independent problems in the areas of stress analysis and heat transfer, and practical aspects related to the creation of a finite element model.

Prerequisites: ME 322 , MATH 373  
Corequisites: ME 428L/528L and ME 313  
Notes: Students enrolled in ME 528/528L will be held to a higher standard than those enrolled in ME 428/428L. This course is cross listed with BME 528/528L .

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