Took a course on finite element analysis, where it stressed the fundamental engineering science principles applied to the finite element method and then be able to apply it using FEA software like Abaqus. Learnt the direct method of deriving stiffness matrices using uniaxial bar elements and one-dimensional heat conduction, transformation from local to global coordinates, application of energy principles in deriving finite element equations.

We had several projects, project two was to optimize a design of a torque arm given set loads. Here is the report.