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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Basics Of Finite Element Analysis - I

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam

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This course is intended for all those who want to learn FEA from an application standpoint. Currently, many users of FEA have limited understanding of theoretical foundation of this powerful method. The consequence is that quite often they use commercial codes inaccurately, and do not realize that their results may be flawed. The course is intended to address this limitation by making the student aware of the underlying mathematics in easy to understand format. The course is open to all engineering students who have at the minimum successfully completed two years of their B. Tech (or equivalent) degrees. The course is also open to all professionals in industry who wish to learn fundamentals of FEA in a semi-formal but structured setting, and plan to use this knowledge in their workplace.INTENDED AUDIENCE:UGs, PGs, professionals in industry who want to learn about basics of sound and acousticsPREREQUISITES: Must be enrolled into a B.Tech. program or equivalent and should have completed second year of his 4-year programINDUSTRY SUPPORT:Automotive, NVH, Acoustics, Railways, Power Generation and all industry that has to address issus related to noise.


Week 1 : Intro & conceptsWeek 2 : Mathematical conceptsWeek 3 : 1-D BVP problems of 2nd orderWeek 4 : Applications: heat transfer/solid mechanicsWeek 5 : BeamsWeek 6 : Errors & convergenceWeek 7 : Time dependent problemsWeek 8 : Eigen value problems and closure

Taught by

Nachiketa TIwari



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  • Dale K Garman

    Dale K Garman completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    3.5/5 stars. 8 week course. 4-5 videos/week ranging from 15-30 mins each. Focus on theory, no computational exercises. Single 8-15 page PDF 8 question quiz/week. No prepared slides, just the real-time scribbling of the instructor (almost illegible...

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