FEM Basics

Introduction

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Slides

FEM-Basics

The Grid: Nodes and Elements

Interpolation Function

Element Equations

Assembling the Equations

Applying the Boundary Conditions

Summary of Procedure

To review the mechanics of bars, you may want to check this lesson (Arabic videos)

Example #1

Example #2

Example #3

Example #4 (Using Symbolic Manipulators)

You may download the Maxima file from this link

You may watch some wxMaxima tutorials on YouTube here.

Bar Program (Octave, Matlab, Freemat)

Download the code.

To review the mechanics of bars, you may want to check this lesson (Arabic videos)

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