Group: Numerical Methods - Finite Element Analysis

Concentration: Theory

- Finite elements around a crack tip
- What are finite elements and nodes?
- What are finite elements used for?
- How are different finite elements related to one another?

- Mathematics
- Displacement equations
- Stress equations
- Stress intensity (K) equations
- Application of equations to mesh
- How to apply equations to the elements
- Equating the equations of elements with common boundries
- Solving systems of equations
- Finding K

- Getting the best results for K
- Graphical technique
- Finer Meshes
- Specially shaped elements