Following are course content for Introduction to Finite Element Analysis – FEA.

Course Intructor: Prof. Dr. Shahzad Rahman

Very Informative lectures on FEA are also available on Youtube.

## Lectures

Lecture 1: Overview of Finite Element Method – FEM, Historical Background and its Application

Lecture 2: Method of Weighted Residual, Least Square, Collocation, and Galerkin

Lecture 3: General derivation of Finite Element Equilibrium Equations

Lecture 4: Development of Stiffness Matrix for a Beam Element

Lecture 5: Some rules governing relationship between Global and Local Coordinates

Lecture 6: Comments on Numerical Integration

Lecture 7: Error and Convergence in FEM

## Assignments

Assignment 1: Bar Element Problem

Assignment 3: Thick walled cylinder Problem

## Solution of Assignments

Note: Solution of Assignment 1 is in Lecture 2. There is excellent solution of axial bar problem using FE and comparing with Exact Solution plot along with matlab code in here.