Basic concepts - Different approaches in Finite Element - Various methods in Finite Element Methods - Steps involved in FEM.

Interpolation Polynomials - Linear elements Shape function - Element and Global matrices - Two dimensional elements, triangular and rectangular elements - Local and Natural Co-ordinate systems.

Field problems, Steady state problems - Torsional problem - Fluid flow and Heat transfer problems - Acoustic vibrations – Application in manufacturing problems – metal cutting and metal forming.

Finite element Solution of structural problems - Two dimensional elasticity problems.

Higher Order Elements and Numerical Methods - Evaluation of shape functions - Numerical Integration, Gauss Legendre quadrature - Solution of finite element equations - Cholesky decomposition, Skyline storage - Computer implementation- Use of FEM software.


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