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Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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CIVL 4240 - Introduction to Finite Elements


An introductory course in use of the Finite Element Method (FEM) to solve one-and two-dimensional problems in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and elasticity. The methods are developed using weighted residuals. Algorithms for the construction and solution of the governing equations are also covered. Students will be exposed to the use of commercial finite element software.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisites: ENGR 2250 or ENGR 2530 or ECSE 4160 and senior standing.

When Offered: Fall and spring terms annually.



Cross Listed: Cross listed as MANE 4240. Students cannot obtain credit for both this course and MANE 4240.

Credit Hours: 3



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