Course: Fundamentals of the Finite Element Method

Term: Spring 2010
Course Number: CEE/BIOE 2333
Time: Monday & Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:15 PM
Room: 936 Benedum Hall
Credits: 3.0
Instructor: John C. Brigham (brigham AT pitt.edu)

Description: This course offers an introduction to the fundamentals of the finite element method (FEM) for the solution of boundary value problems in continuum and structural mechanics. Topics will cover the mathematical foundation of FEM, with particular emphasis on the weak-form Galerkin approach, as well as practical aspects for numerical implementation and use of FEM software packages.