ME 305 COURSE PROFILE
DEGREE PROGRAM:
Mechanical Engineering
COURSE NUMBER: ME 305  COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Finite Elements in Mechanical Engineering 
REQUIRED COURSE OR ELECTIVE COURSE: Elective  TERMS OFFERED: Fall, Winter 
TEXTBOOK / REQUIRED MATERIAL: Course Pack  PRE / COREQUISITES: MECHENG 211, Math 216. I, II (3 credits) 
COGNIZANT FACULTY: G. Hulbert 
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BULLETIN DESCRIPTION:
Introduction to theory and practice of the finite element method. Onedimensional, twodimensional, and three dimensional elements are studied, including structural elements. Primary fields of applications are strength of materials (deformation and stress analysis) and dynamics and vibrations. Extensive use of commercial finite element software packages, through computer labs and graded assignments. Two hour lecture and one hour lab.


COURSE STRUCTURE/SCHEDULE: Lecture: 3 days per week at 1.0 hour 
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