Finite Element Method And Computational Structural Dynamics

By Prof. Manish Shrikhande   |   IIT Roorkee
Learners enrolled: 1056   |  Exam registration: 34
Easy availability of computing power has made the computer aided engineering accessible to a wider section of the engineering workforce. To harness the potential of available computational resources, one needs to harmonize the twin aspects of theory and practice. While most of the graduate courses teach finite element method, its application to a range of problems using software tools is generally left out. The objective of this course is to approach the finite element theory from a perspective of effective computer implementation with an extensive set of tutorial problems based on public domain software tools.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Post graduate students in Civil / Structural / Geotechnical / Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering and Mathematics

PRE-REQUISITE : Basic course in Calculus

INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Firms involved in CAD/CAE.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Analysis
Credit Points : 3
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 24 Jul 2023
End Date : 13 Oct 2023
Enrollment Ends : 07 Aug 2023
Exam Registration Ends : 18 Aug 2023
Exam Date : 29 Oct 2023 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1:Floating point arithmetic and scientific computing 
Week 2:Mathematical modeling and approximate solutions 
Week 3:Finite Elements of 1 dimension 
Week 4:Finite Elements of 2 dimensions 
Week 5:Finite Elements of 2 dimensions – regular elements 
Week 6:Finite Elements of 2 dimensions – distorted elements, numerical integration 
Week 7:Finite Elements of 3 dimensions 
Week 8:Finite Elements for Plates and Shells 
Week 9:Solution of Large Scale Linear Simultaneous Equations 
Week 10:Solution of Large Scale Algebraic Eigenvalue Problem 
Week 11:Time Marching Methods for Initial Value Problems 
Week 12:Fourier Transforms and Analysis in Frequency Domain

Books and references

Shrikhande, M. Finite Element Method and Computational Structural Dynamics, PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 2014. ISBN: 978-81-203-4995-7.

Instructor bio

Prof. Manish Shrikhande

IIT Roorkee
My areas of interest: Computational mechanics, Random vibrations, Structural Reliability, Strong Motion Studies, Soil-Structure Interaction, Vibration Control, Probabilistic mechanics.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 
29 October 2023 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Roorkee.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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