Middle East Technical University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
ME 413 Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
Fall 2013 (Dr. Sert)

Lecture Notes


The following are the lecture notes (presentation slides) used in Fall 2012. In Fall 2013 I am not planning to lecture using these slides, but rather I'll use the board. You can download these notes and study from them if you want. If you notice any mistakes in these slides please let me know by sending an email to csert_at_metu.edu.tr.


Chapter 1 - Introduction to Variational Methods   ,   Not available yet

Chapter 2 - Introduction to FEM   ,   Posted : 16-10-2012

Chapter 3 - Computer Implementataion of 1D FEM   ,   Updated : 30-10-2012

Chapter 4 - Trusses, Beams and Frames   ,   Updated : 23-11-2012

Chapter 5 - Two-Dimensional Formulation   ,   Posted : 12-12-2012

Chapter 6 - Plane Elasticity Problems   ,   Not available yet

Chapter 7 - Semi-Discrete Formulation of Time Dependent Problems   ,   Not available yet