## Logistics
## News[Dec. 15, 2017] Final Project posted [Dec. 8, 2017] Homework # 9 posted [Dec. 8, 2017] Homework # 7 Solution posted [Dec. 1, 2017] Homework # 8 posted [Nov. 22, 2017] Lecture slides/notes posted [Nov. 22, 2017] Homework # 6 Solution posted [Nov. 22, 2017] Homework # 7 posted [Nov. 14, 2017] Running FEniCS on Adroit posted [Nov. 14, 2017] Homework # 5 Solution posted [Nov. 10, 2017] Homework # 6 posted [Oct. 30, 2017] Homework # 5 posted [Oct. 22, 2017] The project description is posted [Oct. 21, 2017] Homework # 4 solution posted [Oct. 20, 2017] Practice mid-term questions posted [Oct 20, 2017] Mid-term exams general comments posted [Oct. 14, 2017] Homework # 3 Solution posted [Oct 13, 2017] Homework # 4 posted [Oct. 2, 2017] Homework # 2 Solution posted [Oct 6, 2017] Homework # 3 posted [Oct. 2, 2017] Homework # 2 Solution posted [Oct 6, 2017] Homework # 3 posted [Sept 30, 2017] Homework # 1 Solution posted [Sept 29, 2017] Homework # 2 posted [Sept 22, 2017] Homework # 1 posted
## Upcoming Events[Nov 7, 2017] Project proposal due [Oct 26, 2017] Mid-term exam in Friend 008 from 11:00am to 12:20pm. [Sept 14, 2017] Welcome to Introduction to Finite Element Methods’ first class!
## Course OverviewThe course introduces fundamental concepts and technologies of primal finite element methods for linear elliptic boundary value problems.
The course covers an overview of finite element methods for a one-dimensional model problem including the weak, Galerkin and matrix forms, error analysis and superconvergence. The direct stiffness method of structural analysis is introduced to present the notion of assembly.
Extension of the finite element to multiple dimensions are carried out, first for second order scalar valued equations, such as the heat equation and Darcy's flow in porous materials, and later extended to vector valued equations such as the elasticity equations. The course then concludes with the C In the course we will use python for computing assignments and we will also use the high-level finite element toolkit FEniCS to explore properties of finite element methods and build simulations. |