Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9103065252013The Finite Element Method I Elective118
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
1General processing steps of the Finite Element Method.
2Continuum split into finite elements.
3Element interpolation function, shape functions.
4Integral formulation and variational methods.
5Computer 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
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction
2Integral Formulations and Variational Methods
3Weak Formulations and Variational Methods
4Finite Element Analysis of One-Dimensional Problems
5Second-Order Boundary Value Problems
6Basic Steps of Finite Elment Analysis
7Heat Transfer Applications
8Fluid Mechanics Applications
9Solid Mechanics Applications
10Midterm
11Bending of Beams
12The Euler-Bernoulli Beam Element
13The Timoshenko Beam Element
14Finite Element Error Analysis
15Computer Applications of Finite Element Method
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
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 ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination133
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14456
Project Preparation12020
Self Study14684
Individual Study for Homework Problems5735
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11515
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)225
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