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Basics of Finite Element Analysis-I

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur via NPTEL

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  • Provider NPTEL
  • $ Cost Free Online Course
  • Session Finished
  • Language English
  • Effort 3-4 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 12 weeks long

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This course is intended for all those who want to learn FEA from an application standpoint. Currently, many users of FEA have limited understanding of theoretical foundation of this powerful method. The consequence is that quite often they use commercial codes inaccurately, and do not realize that their results may be flawed. The course is intended to address this limitation by making the student aware of the underlying mathematics in easy to understand format. The course is open to all engineering students who have at the minimum successfully completed two years of their B. Tech (or equivalent) degrees. 

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Nachiketa TIwari

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Dale G
3.0 3 weeks ago
Dale completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
3.5/5 stars. 8 week course. 4-5 videos/week ranging from 15-30 mins each. Focus on theory, no computational exercises. Single 8-15 page PDF 8 question quiz/week. No prepared slides, just the real-time scribbling of the instructor (almost illegible at times). Very little discussion support: most questions went unanswered. Some of the equations derived during lecture were incorrect. Quiz questions mostly multiple choice: which is true, which is false, etc. To complete the quizzes, one need only watch 50% videos and slides. Aced the course with 2-3 hours/week effort. Topic presentation and organization above average. A final exam and certification is available for a fee, but must be physically present at an examination center. I think that the Univ of Michigan FEA course at Coursera.org is better in many respects.
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