Course Description

The course gives the background for simple analytical derivation and numerical calculations for stochastic processes in discrete and continuous time as well as the application of Finite Element Methods to the solution of partial Differential Equations arising from Structural Engineering, Heat Conductions, Geomatic Engineering and Electrical Transmission Lines and using appropriate software tools e.g. MATLAB. Topics include Finite Element Discretization and the Direct Stiffness Method, Mathematical Formulation of Finite Elements, Computer Implementation of Finite Elements, Stochastic (Random) Processes and Estimation Theory.

Course Objective

The objectives are to develop a fundamental understanding of state-of-the-art finite element formulations and procedures, to develop an appreciation for the strengths and limitations of modern finite element methods and related software, to reinforce knowledge in solid mechanics with particular emphasis on nonlinear and dynamic problems, and to learn to utilize finite element methods as a research tool. Topics include finite element fundamentals and Weighted residual and finite element methods for the solution of hyperbolic, parabolic and elliptical partial differential equations, with application to problems in science and engineering. Error estimates. Standard and discontinuous Galerkin methods. The course gives the background for simple analytical derivation and numerical calculations for stochastic processes in discrete and continuous time as well as Estimation Theory.

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EMT7201: Advanced Engineering Mathematics DOC PDF PS
EMT7201: Advanced Engineering Mathematics