2.093 Computer Methods in Dynamics

Fall 2002

Bridge over water.
Bridge over water. (Photo © openphoto.net.)

Course Highlights

This course includes a complete set of lecture notes taken by the TA in class, as well as some homework assignments.

Course Description

Formulation of finite element methods for analysis of dynamic problems in solids, structures, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Computer calculation of matrices and numerical solution of equilibrium equations by direct integration and mode superposition. Effective eigensolution techniques for calculation of frequencies and mode shapes. Digital computer coding techniques and use of an existing general purpose finite element analysis program. Modeling of problems and interpretation of numerical results.
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Prof. Klaus-Jürgen Bathe

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session