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# ThisisASEN5007:

IntroductiontoFiniteElementMethods

## University of Colorado - Dept of Aerospace Engineering Sciences -

Introduction to FEM
Course Web Site

Coursewebsite:

Allcoursematerial:syllabus,coursework
info,officehrs,lectures,classslides,HWand
solutions,etc.,willbeplacedthere.

## University of Colorado - Dept of Aerospace Engineering Sciences -

Introduction to FEM
Course Web Site Image (2006, changed
appearance since)

## University of Colorado - Dept of Aerospace Engineering Sciences -

Introduction to FEM
Logistics

Instructor:CarlosFelippa

CourseAssistant:ZacharyFox

Lectures:TuTh9:3010:45AM,ECCS1B28

OfficeHours:TBA

## University of Colorado - Dept of Aerospace Engineering Sciences -

Introduction to FEM
Material Covered

PartI:FiniteElementDiscretization&
theDirectStiffnessMethod(DSM)
useslinearalgebra

PartII:MathematicalFormulationofFEM
usesvariationalmethods

PartIII:ComputerImplementationofFEM
usesMathematicaprogramfreetoregisteredstudents

Moredetailonsyllabus&homepage

## University of Colorado - Dept of Aerospace Engineering Sciences -

Introduction to FEM
Fall 2016 Schedule (STC)

Inyourhandout

## University of Colorado - Dept of Aerospace Engineering Sciences -

Introduction to FEM
Weights

Weeklyhomework:30%
PostedonwebsiteGroupHWallowedbuteachstudent
submitsone;seehandout

Twomidtermexams:40%at20%each
Thursdays,atclasstimeinthisroomseeSchedule
RemoteBBAstudentstakeexamthroughdesignatedE.O.

Finaltakehomeexam:30%
AssignedWedDec7bypostingonwebsite,dueDec13

## University of Colorado - Dept of Aerospace Engineering Sciences -

Introduction to FEM
In this Course We Will Cover a Flav

calledtheDirectStiffnessMethod(DSM).Itis
thatimplementedintheoverwhemingmajorityof
researchFEMcodes,andallcommercialones

ProblemsmodeledwithFEM/DSM:

structures,fluid,thermomechanics,
electromagnetics,andtheir
multiphysics&multiscalecombinations

Butwewillusestructurestokeepthingsspecific
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Introduction to FEM
Skipped Chapter

Chapter1:Introduction,willnotbe
coveredinclass.Thisisgeneralmaterialon
ifyouhaveneverheardofFEMbefore,
elseskipit.

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Idealization Process

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DSM: Breakdown Steps

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DSM: Assembly & Solution Steps

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