Finite Element Analysis

Spring 2016

Prepared By

Ahmed Mohamed Nagib Elmekawy, Ph.D., P.E.

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Alexandria University

Finite Element Analysis



Course Description

This is an introductory course of finite element analysis (FEA). It will cover the fundamental theory of FEA including FEA formula for truss, beam, 2D and 3D elasticity problem. The course will include writing Matlab codes to solve structural problems. The course will include solving tutorials for Ansys Mechanical (Workbench/APDL) Commercial Software.


Reference Books

1. Logan, A first course in finite element method, Fifth Edition, Cengage Learning, 2012.

2. Bhatti, Fundamental Finite Element Analysis and Applications: with Mathematica and Matlab Computations, John Wiley, 2005.

3. Moaveni, Finite element analysis: theory and application with ANSYS, Third Edition, Pearson Educationl, 2008.

4. ANSYS Tutorial, K.L. Lawrence. SDC Publications, 2005.



Ahmed Mohamed Nagib Elmekawy


Office: Mechanical Engineering Department, Heat Lab Offices.



Class Room and Hours

Room: Srour Lecture Room - Mechanical Engineering Department

When: 6:15 - 8:15 p.m. Saturday


Office Hours

Instructor: TBD