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Course Information Course title Method of Finite Elements Semester 99-2 Department GRADUATE INSTITUTE OF CIVIL ENGINEERING,STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING DIVISION Instructor Chuin-Shan Chen Administrative Curriculum Number 521EM1210 Teaching Curriculum Number CIE7017 Class Credits 3 Full/Half Yr. Half Yr. Required..

    Course Information

    Course title Method of Finite Elements

    Semester 99-2


    Instructor Chuin-Shan Chen

    Administrative Curriculum 521EM1210 Number

    Teaching Curriculum Number CIE7017


    Credits 3

    Full/Half Yr. Half Yr.

    Required/Elective Elective

    Time Tue34@

    Remarks The upper limit of the number of students: 80

    Ceiba Web Server

    Table of Core Capabilities and Curriculum Planning

    Course Syllabus

    1. Finite element formulation for one-dimensional problems (direct approach

    for discrete systems, strong and weak forms, approximation of trial

    solutions, shape functions, Gauss quadrature, finite element formulation,

    MATLAB programming)

    2. Finite element formulation for two- and three-dimensional problems

    (linear elasticity, heat conduction, strong and weak forms, approximation of Course Description trial solutions, shape functions, Gauss quadrature, finite element

    formulation, MATLAB programming)

    3. ABAQUS Tutorial

    4. Plate elements (or why C1 continuity is difficult to satisfy in general)

    5. Other approximation methods

    6. Research frontiers

    Learn the basic theory and formulation behind finite elements (FE) with Course Objective hands-on experience on FE programming (MATLAB) and FE commercial

    program (ABAQUS).

    Course Requirement

    Office Hours

    1. Fish, J. and Belytschko, T., A First Course in Finite Elements, Wiley,


    2. Cook, R.D., Malkus, D.S., Plesha, M.E., and Witt, R. J., Concepts and

    Applications of Finite Element Analysis, 4th Ed., John Wiley & Sons, New



    3. Bathe, K.J., Finite Element Procedures, 2nd Ed., Prentice Hall, 1996.

    4. Hughes, T.J.R., The Finite Element Method, Linear Static and Dynamic


    Element Analysis, 1987.

    5. Zienkiewicz, O.C., and Taylor, R.L., The Finite Element Method, Volume

    References 1:

    The Basis; Volume 2: Solid Mechanics; Volume 3: Fluid Dynamics, 5th Ed.,

    Butterworth-Heinemann, 2000. (1440 pp.; now 6th Edition)

    6. Bhatti, M. A., Fundamental Finite Element Analysis and Applications,



    7. Bickford, W.B., Finite Element Method, Irwin, 1994.

    8. Burnett, D.S., Finite Element Analysis: from Concepts to Applications,

    Addison-Wesley, 1987.

    9. Melosh, R.J., Structural Engineering Analysis by Finite Elements,


    Hall, 1990.

    Designated reading

    No. Item % Explanations for the conditions

    1. In-class Performance 5 %

    2. homework 25 %


    3. Midterm #1 25 %

    4. Final Exam 30 %

    5. Final report 15 %


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