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1 Introduction
1.1 Tensor basics
1.2 Vector calculus
1.3 Linear algebra
1.4 Essentials from continuum mechanics
1.5 Exercises
2 Strong and weak forms of the governing equations
2.1 One-dimensional bar
2.2 Continuum elasticity
2.3 Poisson equation
2.4 Minimisation of potential energy
2.5 Regularity requirements
2.6 Deﬁnition of trial and weight function spaces
2.7 Exercises
3 The Galerkin method
3.1 Approximate solution
3.2 Basic error analysis
4.1 Finite element method with piecewise linear basis functions
4.2 General ﬁnite element basis functions
4.3 Governing equations
4.4 Isoparametric mapping
4.5 Numerical integration
4.6 Imposition of Dirichlet boundary conditions
4.7 Exercises
5 Implementation of the ﬁnite element method
5.1 Preprocessing
5.2 Program ﬂow
5.3 Local-global
5.4 Stiﬀness matrix storage
5.5 Post-processing
6 Structural elements for ﬁnite element analysis
6.1 Rod elements in space
6.2 Beams
6.3 Plate
6.5 Exercises
7 Analysis of the ﬁnite element method
7.1 A priori error estimation
7.2 A posteriori error estimation
7.4 Exercises
8 Solvers for large linear systems
8.1 LU-decomposition
8.2 Iterative solvers
9 Time-dependent problems
9.1 Elastodynamics
9.2 Heat equation
9.3 Frequency analysis for elastodynamics
9.4 Modal analysis for elastodynamics
9.5 Time stepping algorithms
9.6 Space-time formulations
9.7 Exercises
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# CT5123_LectureNotesThe Finite Element Method an Introduction

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