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Foundations in Finite Element Principles Online Course

Mon, August 24, 2020, 12:00 pm to Mon, November 2, 2020, 6:00 pm

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This is the first course in the Certification in Practice of Finite Element Principles sequence.

By the end of this course, students should successfully be able to:
  • Explain linear static assumptions.
  • Demonstrate the derivation of element stiffness matrix using the direct method as well as the potential energy approach.
  • Relate the concepts of a global stiffness matrix, nodal degrees of freedom, and boundary condition definitions.
  • Relate element order to shape functions; isoparametric mapping to mesh quality.
  • Express the role of numerical integration in the finite element method.
  • Construct, execute, and interpret linear structural finite element models.