ME 423
Class No. 19335
S. F. Felszeghy

Fall 2009

Introduction to the Finite Element Method

Text:  A First Course in the Finite Element Method, Daryl L. Logan, Fourth Ed.,

Thomson, 2007. (Partial List of Errata)

Week

Date

Topics

Problems

1

Sep. 28

Chpt. 1, Tapered Bar FEM Problem 1.7, 1.8, 1.11, 1.13

Sep. 30

Chpt. 2 2.1, 2.2, 2.4

2

Oct. 5

Chpt. 2 & App. A 2.15, 2.17 (b), (c), 2.19, 2.21

Oct. 7

App. B & Chpt. 3 3.1, 3.9, 3.12

3

Oct. 12

Chpt. 3 3.15 (b), (d), 3.22, 3.28

Oct. 14

Chpt. 3 3.32, 3.43, 3.50, 3.56

4

Oct. 19

Patran/Nastran. Problem 3.22

Oct. 21

Chpt. 4 4.1, 4.5, 4.8

5

Oct. 26 Chpt. 4 4.21, 4.24, 4.40

Oct. 28 MIDTERM  

6

Nov. 2 Chpt. 5, Rigid Frame Example 5.2, 5.3, 5.5

Nov. 4 Chpt. 5 5.31, 5.35

7

Nov. 9 Chpt. 6 6.1, 6.3 (a), (b)

8

Nov. 16 Chpt. 6 6.11, 6.13, 6.14 (a), (c)

Nov. 18 Chpt. 7 7.1, 7.2, 7.12, 7.23

9

Nov. 23 MIDTERM  

Nov. 25 Chpt. 7 & Chpt.13 13.1, 13.4

10

Nov. 30 Chpt. 13 & Patran/Nastran 13.19, 13.20

Dec. 2 Chpt. 13

         

FINAL EXAM:  Monday, Dec. 7, 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.




Notebook containing solutions to problems is available in CSULA Library. Call No. is 2825.