University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute


Vm 305: Introduction to Finite Elements in Mechanical Engineering


Course description: Introduction to theory and practice of the finite element method. One-dimensional, two-dimensional, and three dimensional elements are studied, including structural elements. Primary fields of applications are strength of materials (deformation and stress analysis) and dynamics and vibrations. Extensive use of commercial finite element software packages, through computer labs and graded assignments.
Credit hours: 3 credits
Pre-requisitesVm 211
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