Fundamental Concepts of Finite Element Analysis

Introduction of FEA Terminology, Introduction to FEA basic concept, Rayleigh's & Galerkin's Approach, Types of analysis
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fundamental concepts & Basics of FEA, Types of Analysis


  • Basics of physics and mechanics


The finite element analysis is a numerical method for solving problems of engineering and mathematical physics. Finite element procedure are at present widely used in engineering analysis It is used to solve Physical problems governed by a differential equation or energy theorem. But this method gives approximate solution. In this mathematical representation and approximate assumptions are made for problem. Applicable even if physical prototype not available and for complicated problems also.

FEA is numerical technique to handle complex geometry, any material properties, any boundary conditions and any loading conditions. Mathematical model of any geometric model describes the behavior of geometry by differential equations and boundary conditions. Mathematical models dividing the object of interest into finite number of elements. FEM is a particular numerical method for solving partial differential equations in two or three space variables (i.e., some boundary value problems). To solve a problem, the FEM subdivides a large system into smaller, simpler parts that are called Finite elements.

The course deals with problems from the area which includes structural analysis, heat transfer, fluid flow, mass transport, electromagnetic potential, topology optimization, modal analysis, transient analysis etc. after completion of this course student are able to explain fundamentals of FEA, terminology in FEA , Rayleigh's and Galerkin's Method and Types of analysis

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner in Finite element Analysis Subject

Course content

2 sections6 lectures1h 7m total length
  • Introduction
  • Types of Boundary Condition, Steps & Stages in FEA
  • Mesh Generation & Refinement Method
  • Error Analysis & Types of Error


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Neha Shamkant Dixit
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I Prof. Neha Shamkant Dixit working as assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering Department, K. K. Wagh Institute of Engineering Education and Research, Nashik, Maharashtra, India. I complete my post graduation i.e. ME in Computer Aided Analysiss and Design after Be Mechanical. have total 6.5 years of experience in teaching field. Main core subject I taught during my carrier is Material science, Finite Element Analysis, Design of machine elements and Operation Research