FEM – elements and coordinate system – interpolation polynomials – element and global matrices – local and natural coordinate systems.

FEA - discretization - selecting the proper elements - elements, nodes, degree of freedom – preprocessing - executing the model – postprocessing -design optimization - Fundamentals of Applied finite element analysis – hardware requirements for doing FEA

Finite Element Analysis in production design - Minimising the product design cycle by interfacing CAD and FEA – FEA of maximum fatigue life and minimum weight – vehicles aerodynamics studies.

Application in metal casting, cutting, metal forming and welding, moulds and dies.

FEA in automotive industries - Finite element Models –Finite Element Analysis Results and Discussions.


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2) K.J. Bathe and Wilson E L., “Finite Element Procedures”, Prentice Hall, 1994.

3) Huebner K H & Thornton E A, “The Finite Elment Methods for Engineers”, John Wiley,1982.