Online Courses

ME 471 - Finite Element Analysis

Fall 2017

Finite Element AnalysisONL41754ONL -    Kai James

Course Description

This course covers the finite element method and its application to engineering problems: truss and frame structures, heat conduction, and linear elasticity; use of application software; overview of advanced topics such as structural dynamics, fluid flow, and nonlinear structural analysis.

Credit Hours

3 or 4


BS degree in engineering or science from an accredited college in the United States or an approved institution of higher learning abroad and a basic course in computing with application to engineering and undergraduate course in mechanical design.

Subject Area

Mechanical Science and Engineering