MIT OpenCourseWare

Professor K.J. Bathe's courses on Finite Element Analysis of Solids and Fluids are now available at MIT's OpenCourseWare web site:

  • Video Lectures: Finite Element Procedures for Solids and Structures

    These 34 MIT video lectures cover linear and nonlinear finite element analysis of solids and structures (the first lecture in the series is shown above).

    Linear Analysis

    Study Guide Components

    Nonlinear Analysis

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  • 2.092 / 2.093 Finite Element Analysis of Solids and Fluids I

    This course introduces finite element methods for the analysis of solid, structural, fluid, field, and heat transfer problems. Steady-state, transient, and dynamic conditions are considered. Finite element methods and solution procedures for linear and nonlinear analyses are presented using largely physical arguments. The homework and a term project (for graduate students) involve use of the general purpose finite element analysis program ADINA. Applications include finite element analyses, modeling of problems, and interpretation of numerical results.

    Lecture Notes (PDF)

  • 2.094 Finite Element Analysis of Solids and Fluids II

    This course presents finite element theory and methods for general linear and nonlinear analyses. Reliable and effective finite element procedures are discussed with their applications to the solution of general problems in solid, structural, and fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, and fluid-structure interactions. The governing continuum mechanics equations, conservation laws, virtual work, and variational principles are used to establish effective finite element discretizations and the stability, accuracy, and convergence are discussed. The homework and the student-selected term project using the general-purpose finite element analysis program ADINA are important parts of the course.

    Lecture Notes (PDF)

Users of ADINA may find these courses valuable. If you are not yet a user of ADINA, please note that for Universities, a special educational license allows unlimited usage of ADINA throughout the University with no restriction on the problem size or capabilities, and a 900 nodes version of the program with no password can be freely distributed to and by students.

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