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Finite Element Analysis MSE 427 (3)

Overview of the finite element method (FEM) and its use in industry; finite element procedures with applications to the solution of general problems in 2-D and 3-D solid, structural, fluid mechanics, and heat and mass transfer; continuum mechanics equations; Galerkin and other residual methods; Potential energy method; practice with FEA software tools with guidelines for real-world applications. Prerequisite: MSE 280 or ENSC 380, MSE 320 or ENSC 382, MSE 321 or ENSC 388 and a minimum of 80 credits. Students who have taken ENSC 888 or equivalent cannot take this course for further credit.