Non-Linear Static Analysis
Start Date: February 26, 2020
End Date: April 15, 2020
Course Learning Objectives
By the end of this course, students should successfully be able to:
- Recognize geometric nonlinearities for Finite Element Analysis.
- Describe stability and buckling analysis.
- Define material nonlinearity.
- Apply the Lagrange multiplier contact method.
- Apply the penalty method for contact analysis.
Expected Time Commitment to Complete this Course
Each course is equivalent to a one semester credit hour class. Therefore each class consists of approximately 40 hours of class time that includes 12-13 hours of recorded faculty lectures and 23-24 hours of additional course work. Each course is seven weeks in length, so each week there is 5.7 hours of combined class time (40 hrs / 7 weeks). The average student should allow a 2:1 study-to-class-time ratio to complete the course. This means you should plan to study two hours for each one hour of class time. This equates to 11-12 hours each week to complete all course work. (5.7 hrs X 2 = 11-12 hrs). Based on a person's own personal strengths and experience, you should increase or decrease the ratio.
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Course Offering Dates
Each course offering in this program is faculty lead therefore it operates with a specific start date and end date. Students must complete each course during the specific time frame. Access to the online course and materials is removed when the course ends.