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Rensselaer Catalog 2015-2016 
Rensselaer Catalog 2015-2016 [Archived Catalog]

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CIVL 6660 - Fundamentals of Finite Elements

Graduate-level course on the fundamental concepts and technologies underlying finite element methods for the numerical solution of continuum problems. The course emphasizes the construction of integral weak forms for elliptic partial differential equations and the construction of the elemental level matrices using multi-dimensional shape functions, element level mappings, and numerical integration. The basic convergence properties of the finite element method will be given. This course serves as preparation for students working on finite element methods.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: differential equations.

When Offered: Fall term annually.

Cross Listed: Cross listed as MANE 6660. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and MANE 6660.

Credit Hours: 3

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