Description of Individual Course Units
 Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course Unit Year of Study Semester Number of ECTS Credits 9103065252013 The Finite Element Method I Elective 1 1 8
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course, students will learn the basic mathematics of the finite element method, will have experience in the application and to create an infrastructure that solves several problems using this method.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Hasan YILDIZ
Learning Outcomes
 1 General processing steps of the Finite Element Method. 2 Continuum split into finite elements. 3 Element interpolation function, shape functions. 4 Integral formulation and variational methods. 5 Computer programs for applications.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Introduction. General processing steps of the Finite Element Method. Continuum split into finite elements. Element interpolation function, shape functions. Isoparametric element concept. Continuum split into finite elements. Non-linear analysis techniques. Integral formulation and variational methods. Computer programs for applications. Various applications.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
 Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory 1 Introduction 2 Integral Formulations and Variational Methods 3 Weak Formulations and Variational Methods 4 Finite Element Analysis of One-Dimensional Problems 5 Second-Order Boundary Value Problems 6 Basic Steps of Finite Elment Analysis 7 Heat Transfer Applications 8 Fluid Mechanics Applications 9 Solid Mechanics Applications 10 Midterm 11 Bending of Beams 12 The Euler-Bernoulli Beam Element 13 The Timoshenko Beam Element 14 Finite Element Error Analysis 15 Computer Applications of Finite Element Method 16 Final Exam
1. Reddy, J.N., “An Introduction to the Finite Element Method”, 2nd edition, McGraw-Hill, 1993. 2. Kwon, Y.W., Bang, H., “The Finite Element Method Using MATLAB”, CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA, 2000. Önerilen Kaynak: Chandrupatla, T.R., Belegundu, A.D., “Introduction to Finite Elements in Engineering”, Prentice-Hall, USA, 1997.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
 Term (or Year) Learning Activities Quantity Weight Midterm Examination 1 100 SUM 100 End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities Quantity Weight Final Sınavı 1 100 SUM 100 Term (or Year) Learning Activities 40 End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities 60 SUM 100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None