CEE 576 - Nonlinear Finite Elements

Fall 2019

Nonlinear Finite ElementsONL71943ONL4 -    Arif Masud

Course Description

Nonlinear formulations in solid mechanics and nonlinear equation solving strategies; finite deformation (hyperelasticity) elastostatics and elastodynamics, semi-discrete weighted residual formulations, implicit and explicit time-stepping algorithms and stability analysis; theory of mixed finite element methods, strain-projection methods, and stabilized methods; and mixed methods for nonlinear coupled-field problems are covered in this course.

Credit Hours

4 hours


Undergraduate degree and CEE 471 or TAM 445; CEE 470 or ME 471.

Subject Area

Civil and Environmental Engineering