2.092 / 2.093 Finite Element Analysis of Solids and Fluids I

As taught in: Fall 2009

Colored model of fluid flow through the aortic valve.

A model of blood flow through the aortic valve, solved with ADINA, the finite element program used in this course. (Image by Prof. K. J. Bathe.)


Undergraduate / Graduate


Prof. Klaus-Jürgen Bathe

Course Features

Course Description

This course introduces finite element methods for analysis of steady-state and transient problems in solid, structural, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Finite element methods and solution procedures for linear and nonlinear analyses are presented using largely physical arguments. Homework involves use of an existing general purpose finite element analysis program. A term project is required for graduate students. Applications include finite element analyses, modeling of problems, and interpretation of numerical results.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .avi, .in, and .idb.