EU Regional School - Huerta Seminar
Prof. Dr. Huerta - Introduction to Finite Element Methods and Future Challenges
Department of Applied Mathematics III
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Introduced in the late 1950s in the aircraft industry, the finite element method (FEM) has emerged as one of the most powerful numerical methods so far devised. Among the basic attributes of the method which have led to its widespread acceptance and use are the ease in modeling complex geometries, the consistent treatment of differential-type boundary conditions and the possibility to be programmed in a flexible and general purpose format. This course provides an introduction to FEM and its applications in structural and fluid mechanics as well electromagnetics and also discussion on new challenges for high-fidelity computations in science and engineering.