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CEE 281: Mechanics and Finite Elements

Fluid conduction and solid deformation; conservation laws: balance of mass and balance of momentum; generalized Darcy's law and Hooke's law in 3D; the use of tensors in mechanics; finite element formulation of boundary-value problems; variational equations and Galerkin approximations; basic shape functions, numerical integration, and assembly operations.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Borja, R. (PI); Yin, Q. (TA)

CEE 306: Computational Fracture Mechanics

Brief review continuum mechanics; energy principles of mechanics; introduction to fracture mechanics; constrained problems; advanced finite element concepts like mixed, assumed, and enhanced strain methods; computational fracture strategies like cohesive finite elements, embedded and extended finite element methods. Prerequisite: CEE 281 or equivalent.
Terms: alternate years, given next year | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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