University of Calgary

ENCI 653 - Theory and Applications of the Finite Element Method - Winter 2020

Conceptual framework of the finite element method with emphasis on applications to structural analysis: shape functions, continuity at nodes, numerical integration, matrix assembly. Scope of the method, use of basic equations of elasticity, displacement (stiffness) method of analysis. Sources of error and poor performance; mesh sensitivity; element types, their selection and behaviour. Applications in structural analysis, heat conduction and other non-structural problems; use of available finite element programs.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-0)


  • LEC 1W 17:00 - 19:45
This course will be offered next in Fall 2020.
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