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Syllabus

• What is FEM? : Non mathematical approach
•  Explains the concept of mesh convergence, element, nodes, order of interpolation , shape etc with some History
•  Discrete Vs Continuous, Space Vs Time
• Boundary value problem Vs Initial Value problem
• Basic MATRICES in FEM: Mass, Stiffness, Damping, Load
• The DIFFERENTIAL EQUATION with Boundary conditions
•  Statics Vs Dynamics
• The one and only “ SPRING MASS DAMPER SYSTEM”
• Introduction to GNU-OCTAVE and a simple example of spring mass vibration and deflection
• Simple Bar problem: Strength of Material approach Vs FEM
o Derivation of shape function, mass, stiffness, force, Transformation matrices.
• Simple beam: Shear force and Bending Moment (simulation only) and comparison with SM results
•  2D Plate with a hole (simulation only)
• Introduction to nonlinear analysis
• Ex: Nonlinear vibration: Aero-elastic flutter

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