Online Introduction to Finite Element Method

Introduction to Finite Element Method (PDE 1901)


Instructor:
Mahdi Farahikia
Three Offerings:  April 1 - May 10, May 27 - Jul 7, Aug 26 - Oct 6
Delivery: Online, pre-recorded lectures
Certificate and Digital Badge: This is a non-credit course. A Certificate and a FEM Foundations Digital Badge will be issued to students who pass the exam.
Stackable Credential: Combine this course with the Finite Element Method (FEM) using ANSYS course and you will receive a FEM using ANSYS Professional Badge.

Who can take this course: This course is intended for all engineers, professionals and students.

April 1, 2019 REGISTER HERE

May 27, 2019: REGISTER HERE

August 26, 2019: REGISTER HERE


 

ABOUT THE COURSE

This course will cover the fundamentals of Finite Element Method through typical mechanical engineering examples. Stiffness method will be introduced for the solution procedure. Knowledge of a programming language (Matlab or Python are preferred) will be very helpful. Application of stiffness method to solve truss, beam, frame, and 1-D fluid flow problems will be taught in this course. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The course is intended to provide students with the necessary fundamental knowledge about the implementation of Finite Element Method for Engineering Analysis. After completing the course successfully, the students should be able to:

  1. Understand the fundamentals of Finite Element Method and stiffness method to solve engineering problems.

  2. Write computer codes to use Finite Element Method to solve basic engineering problems.

FIVE WEEK COURSE OVERVIEW

Week One: Stiffness Method
Week Two: Truss Analysis
Week Three: Beam Analysis
Week Four: Frame Analysis
Week Five: 1-D Fluid Flow Analysis
Week Six: Final Exam Period

GRADING

• AssignmentS: 40%
• Final Exam: 60%
• (Bonus) Participation in Discussion: 10%

THE INSTRUCTOR

Mahdi Farahikia

• Ph.D. Candidate Class of 2018, Mechanical Engineering Department
• Adjunct Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering Department
• President, Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Organization

COURSE FEES

$250 Standard Rate (Industry)
$200 BU faculty/staff/Alumni
$100 Binghamton University Students

REGISTRATION

Confirmation and course information will be emailed to registrants. Include your email address on your registration form. If you have not received confirmation seven days before the start of the program or have a question about the registration process call the Office of Industrial Outreach at (607) 777-6241.

PAYMENTS

Credit Card/PayPal: The payment information is included in the registration form. We accept payment via PayPal as well as VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards. Your purchase will appear on your credit card statement with the following notation: *PAYPAL RFBU WATSON. Payments must be made before the start of the program.

Astrid Stromhaug
Binghamton University
Watson Industrial Outreach
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6020
 
For questions, contact the Office of Industrial Outreach at:
Phone: (607) 777-6241

Email: wtsnindy@binghamton.edu

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

  1. All cancellations must be received in writing by noon of the day of course start to receive a refund.

  2. Cancellations of confirmed registrations are subject to a $20 administrative fee. No refunds for cancellations or non-attendance will be given after Feb. 18, 2019.

  3. Substitutions may be made any time before the beginning of the course by informing the Office of Industrial Outreach.

  4. If the course is canceled, enrollees will be advised and receive a full refund.