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Muffakham Jah College of Engineering & Technology

Department of Civil Engineering


TEACHING SCHEDULE
Subject: FINITE ELEMENT METHODS

SUBJECT CODE: CE 459

Class: BE Civil 4th Year I Semester

Academic Year: 2013-14

Name of the Faculty: Syed Sirajul Haq


Unit

Unit I

Unit II

Unit III

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Introduction to Finite Element Method


1. Variational approach, Rayleigh Ritz Method and related
problems
2. Galerkins Method and related problems
3. Bar Element, problems with 3 dof
4. Truss Element, problems with 3 dof
5.Beam Elements problems with 3 dof
6. Revision
2D beam Element and Introduction to Theory of Elasticity
1.Stiffness Matrix for two noded beam element with 3 dofs per
node and related problems
2. Transformation and Stiffness Matrix for frame element and
related problems
3. Introduction to theory of elasticity, Equations of equilibrium
and boundary condition
4. Strain-Displacement relations, Stress-strain relations in 3D,
Plane stress and Plane strain
5. Revision
Formulation of Finite Element Method for 2D Continua
1. Formulation of FEM equations using principle of virtual
displacement
2. Determination of stiffness matrix for three noded triangular
element (CST element) for plane stress and plane strain
problems and related numerical problems
3. Determination of stiffness matrix for four noded rectangular
element for plane stress and plane strain problems and related
numerical problems

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4. Convergence Criteria for selection of displacement models.


Discretization of continuum,
5. Assembly of global stiffness and load matrices.
Displacement boundary conditions and related numerical
problems
6.Revision

Unit IV

Unit V

Isoparametric Finite Element


1.Direct construction of shape functions for higher order
elements using natural coordinate systems. Determination of
stiffness matrix for four noded quadrilateral element and
related numerical problems
2. Shape functions for eight noded parabolic curved
isoparametric element and determination of stiffness matrix
and related numerical problems
3.Load matrices for eight noded isoparametric element for
body forces and surface traction forces and related numerical
problems
4. Use of Jacobian and Gausss quadrature techniques and
related numerical problems
5.Revision
Axisymmetric and 3D problems
1. Equilibrium, strain-displacement relations and stress-strain
relations for axisymmetric problems
2. Stiffness matrix and load matrices for three noded ring
element and related problems
3. Volume coordinates, stiffness matrices for four noded
tetrahedron element and related numerical problems
4. Revision
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