Computer Methods in Dynamics OpenCourseWare: A Free MIT Graduate Study Mechanical Engineering Course

Published Jan 26, 2009

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Students taking MIT's 'Computer Methods in Dynamics' free OpenCourseWare class will learn about the analysis of complex dynamic and static problems. Some course topics include digital computer coding techniques, computer numerical solutions of equilibrium equations and finite modeling of dynamic and static problems. A background in mechanical engineering is recommended because the course covers advanced engineering topics.

Computer Methods in Dynamics: Course Specifics

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Computer Methods: Course Description

'Computer Methods in Dynamics' is taught by Klaus-Jurgen Bathe and designed for students who are interested in using modern finite element methods to find solutions to dynamic and static problems. Some of the topics discussed during the course include finite element modeling of dynamic and static problems, the development of a simple finite element analysis program and the formulation of effective finite element methods. Students will complete problem sets, work on a term project and read the textbook, which was written by the professor, and the lecture notes, which were taken during all 20 class sessions by a teaching assistant. This class was originally taught in the fall of 2002 in a lecture format.

Lecture notes, assignments and information about projects are available for free online. If you are interested in taking this course, please visit the computer methods in dynamics course page.

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