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CEE 7790 Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis II

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  • Instructor: Christopher Earls
  • Dept: Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Title: Professor
  • Address: 365 Hollister Hall
  • Phone: 607 255-1652
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Lecture: TR 2:55-4:10pm HLS 162

Fall. 4 credits.

Prerequisite: CEE 6720  (or equivalent).


An advanced course in finite element analysis emphasizing the nonlinear solution of problems involving solids and structures (with a special emphasis on the latter). The formulation of nonlinear structural elements, the development of efficient and robust means for treating material nonlinearity, and the nonlinear solution of finite element systems are fundamentals topics treated in this course. Topics from structural stability, problems involving coupled physics, and those involving transient dynamical response, are also treated. The primary out-of-class effort centers on a significant project, and all students are required to write their own nonlinear finite element code in support of this. As a result, some experience with programming is required.

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